Writing a nonfiction book

Nonfiction book coach Nancy Erickson, known as The Book Professor, helps aspiring authors write nonfiction books that change lives, save lives, and transform society. Work with a nonfiction book consultant to learn how to write and publish a book that will establish you as an expert in your field, build your credibility, and attract a following.

Through personal one-on-one book coaching services, group writing coach services for executives, general nonfiction group book coaching and the “Get My Book Out!™” online class, aspiring writers learn how to write a book, how to structure their book, how to publish a nonfiction book, and how to promote it for success – all in less than one year.

If you're not a writer, don't worry. You don't have to have one sentence written, and you do not have to be a professional writer to publish a powerful nonfiction book. You need to simply have an idea – and the commitment to see the process through.

Work with The Book Professor to write your:

  • Memoir
  • Biography
  • Historical book
  • Business book
  • Motivational book
  • Travelogue
  • How-to guide
  • Creative nonfiction book
  • Self-help guide
  • Family history book

Our Services

Book Writing Coach

Do you want to accelerate and intensify the process of writing your book? Personal book coaching is the route for you.

Group Executive Book Writing Coach

My group executive book writing program is for busy professionals looking to get their book out. Continuous group coaching on

“Get My Book Out!” Online Writing Class

Experience our book writing and publishing class at your own pace. Perfect for self-starters!

What Our Clients Say

Working with Nancy was fantastic. She really dug deep into the material to find the most powerful themes. She kept expecting the best from me, which made for a great book.

David J.P. Fisher

( Speaker, coach and author of Networking in the 21st Century: Why Your Networking Sucks and What to do About it )

Nancy has been wonderful to work with. She is a person of integrity and compassion. She is supportive, knowledgeable, and available. I now consider Nancy a dear friend whom I hope to continue working with. She deserves the very best. I could not have done this without her and the resources to which she directed me.

Helen Gennari

( Licensed Clinical Social Worker, psychotherapist and author of "From the Heart of an Abandoned Daughter" )

Nancy was truly my BOOK PROFESSOR! She served too many roles to count, from editor and book coach, to teacher and drill sergeant, to publisher and cheerleader. I could not have done this without her! Thanks for guiding me every step of the way.

Joe Fingerhut

( Entertainer, public speaker and author of "Permission to Play" )

I worked with Nancy Baumann, The Book Professor, on a one-to-one basis. Nancy is a great coach! She taught me how to develop a strong foundation for a series of children books that I have been working on for a long time. I’ve had the desire to write a series, but never knew what direction to go or exactly where to begin. Nancy helped me pull it all together, and I now have a plan to focus on to make my books a reality. There’s a lot of work to do, but I can see that my goals are achievable.

Jill Droege

( Client )

Working with Nancy on a one-to-one basis has given me focus and confidence.The time that we spent directly discussing certain aspects of the focus of my book was invaluable. The intent of my conference with Nancy was too funnel the broadness of my thoughts and intentions with my book, however, Nancy's insight helped me to recognize other critical aspects that I had missed; most specifically my target audience. Her guidance in this matter is critical to the success of the book. She is easy to talk to, yet direct. It is refreshing to work with someone who is comfortable enough with themselves to offer honest yet sincere feedback. Feedback that contributes to my growth but that doesn’t make me feel like an idiot. You are amazing Nancy! Thank you for being you.

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