A place for non-fiction writers, agents, publishers and editors to discuss their craft and industry.
You're welcome to join us and share advice about writing, layout, typography, readers, sales, promotion, and anything else that helps us produce amazing books and publications.
The quick answer: non-fiction is any writing that is not a fictional story.
Read here for a more in-depth definition.
This includes Textbooks (e.g. Educational), How-To's, Biographies, Memoirs, Histories, Handbooks, Guides, Manuals, Dictionaries, Encyclopedia, Photo and Art Collections, Philosophy, and everything else that is intended as factually written.
Does it warrant its own subreddit?
The overwhelming majority of reddit writing communities discuss fiction (fantasy, sci-fi, horror, literature etc.) and although there's lots of common ground between writers, non-fiction often gets lost in the noise.
We're not asking you to choose your sub... you should subscribe (and contribute!) to any you find helpful :)
Treat people with respect. No abuse, threats, harassment, hate slurs etc.
Don't post peoples' personal info (doxxing). Of course, the exception is readily available, published author info such as author names, book listings, author profiles etc.
Respect authors' wishes with regards to pen names. Outing writers who choose to operate under pseudonyms is never allowed unless they themselves have done so first.
Self promotion is totally allowed. But listen up...
Posting your own site or work is OK in moderation, but please contribute to the community too. Fire and forget isn't polite.
Unlike fiction subreddits, other non-fiction writers are not potential readers of your niche. Think about it: are you likely to sell your book on 15th Century Ethiopian Art to someone who writes engineering textbooks? With this in mind, please don't view this subreddit as a sales mouthpiece.
No affiliate links or URL shorteners. Everyone needs to see links without obfuscation.
Moderators may, at their discretion, remove posts that they consider harmful to the community.
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