The Novelists, Inc., Discount Program saves members some of their hard-earned income by arranging discounts on goods and services necessary to the writer. What can be better than that – unless it’s getting a huge advance for a book that is already written?
Always be sure to mention that you're a member of NINC!
Please contact Discount Program Chair if there's a problem, not the discount provider.
If you have suggestions for more discounts or if you're having a problem
contact NINC Discount Program Chair Emilie Richards.
Author, Author! is pleased to offer NINC members our best possible deep discount when they purchase their own books from us. Discount range between 30-55% depending on source and quantity. We have accounts with all the major publishers (PRH, HC, HBG, MPS, Brilliance, etc) and many mid-sized ones (totaling well over 50 mid-small pub accounts) as well as Ingram, IPG, and other smaller distributors. We also report to the NYTimes for list consideration.
We can ship to you, to a conference location, a school, a signing event, a contest--wherever you need them, we'll get them there on time. Domestic US only for delivery, but we're happy to work with international authors needing delivery in the US. Just contact Laura (Hayden) at the email address below for a quote. You get personalized service, from someone who understands publishing on three sides-- the publisher, the bookstore and the author, but whose allegiance is always to the author.
Author, Author! Because authors should never pay retail for their own books.
Email is: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Learn more specifics at https://www.author-author.net/page/author-purchase-program
Contact info is: Contact: Laura Hayden - 205-582-2750
Based in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado
AuthorBuzz and KidsBuzz are marketing services that put authors directly in touch with readers, reading groups, booksellers, librarians, reviewers and bloggers. For ten years they have provided the foremost opportunity for authors to make personal connections and offer extra perks to the people who buy, sell, read and recommend their books.
They get their buzz out by partnering with successful online publications including Shelf-Awareness.com, DearReader.com, BookMovement.com, BookClubBook.com, BookTrib.com, PublishersMarketplace.com, KindleNationDaily.com and many more.
At this time AuthorBuzz has a dozen packages with differing pricing to choose from. As an example, AuthorBuzz Basic gives an author access to over 4000 booksellers, 13000 librarians, thousands of bloggers and other industry pros and over 550,000 readers. Packages can be combined.
AuthorBuzz is offering NINC members a $50 discount for each promo they choose.
For the most updated information on packages and pricing go to https://www.authorbuzz.com.
When booking a promotion explain that you're a NINC member.
M.J. Rose is our contact at Authorbuzzco@aol.com.
Book Brush offers handy tools to help authors create their own professional looking ads, all things social media and book covers, too. Sign up for a free plan at https://bookbrush.com/
to test drive the tools. You can create and download 15 eye-catching marketing images at no cost!
Take a look at cool features like Instant Mockups, the Cover Creator & the Box Set Creator and see why authors say Book Brush saves them both time & money…and makes book marketing fun!
Upgrade to a paid plan (Gold is the Most Popular) to unlock more features and download an unlimited number of images. Use coupon code NINC20 to apply a 20% Lifetime Discount to any New Paid Plan – Plus, Gold or Platinum
BookFunnel has generously offered a coupon for new subscribers that will take $50 off their Mid-List or Bestseller yearly plans.
To sign up for this special deal log in to https://bookfunnel.com/ninc. Please note this is for new subscribers, and cannot be used to refund existing accounts or apply credits to future renewals.
If you are already a basic subscriber who would like to upgrade, you may be able to work out a discount, but you will have to contact BookFunnel individually and explain your situation.
Fixional, an editorial tool that provides manuscript evaluation and feedback has offered us a generous discount for either their personal plan or their pay by manuscript. Additionally they will remove the word count limitations on their personal plan for NINC members.
Fixional evaluates clarity, originality, and completeness in writing. Providing both a high-level overview as well as granular feedback, Fixional can be used by editors, publishers, and writers to augment their review and revision processes.
Fixional offers manuscript suggestions and insights as well as highlighting problems in grammar, spelling and punctuation. Feedback can be customized.
The discount is 20%. Without it the personal plan is $19.95 monthly. Manuscript pricing depends on the length of the work. A month long free trial is also available. Each member will have their own personal account.
The registration page for NINC members is: https://ninc.fixional.com/register. If prompted use the code NINC20 for your discount.
Freedom offers Novelist's Inc. members 40% off a Yearly or Forever subscription! [use code: NINC]
Freedom is software that gives millions of users worldwide control over digital distractions like social media, email, videos, online shopping, chat, games…
Schedule a Freedom session and block the websites and apps that you find most distracting. Freedom syncs across all your computers, phones, tablets.
Get Freedom and focus on what really matters most to you: writing.
Get Freedom for 40% off a Yearly or Forever Subscription. Sign up here https://freedom.to/freedom-for-writers and use code NINC for your 40% discount!
The Hot Sheet
Jane Friedman, editor of The Hot Sheet, providing business intelligence for career authors every other Wednesday, is offering NINC members a discount of 20% on subscriptions. Add NINC2021 at checkout, to receive the discount.
House of Design
Shaila Abdullah has over a decade of experience designing websites for authors. Being an award-winning author herself, she understands the industry, and will provide you with a content management website that reflects your unique style, genre, and personality.
Other design services such as book covers & interiors, marketing materials, and email campaigns (e-newsletters, announcements, etc.) also available. Check the website for samples.
MENTION THAT YOU ARE A NINC MEMBER AND GET 10% OFF.
Contact: Shaila Abdullah
IngramSpark is an award-winning independent publishing platform that offers indie authors the same quality print and global distribution services enjoyed by big-time publishers. Once you finish and format your book, IngramSpark makes it possible to share it with the world. Focus on what you do best—create innovative content—and let them do the rest: print, ship, and distribute. It’s your content. IngramSpark just helps you do more with it.
The code for March 2022 is AS-3ACTNFRE . (It's case sensitive.)
This code is good for five (5) uses per month and will be updated monthly to help keep NINC's IngramSpark benefit exclusive for us. IngramSpark wants to make certain that our active members are the only ones using the code.
To help IngramSpark continue to reward our dedication to professional independent publishing, here are their reminders for the new code.
- New codes will be issued each month to prevent misuse by non-members
- Each month's current code will be available for reference once you're logged in as a NINC member and accessed the Discounts and Freebies page under Member Benefits.
- IngramSpark asks that our members do NOT share this exclusive code on social media (whether publicly or in member-only forums like our Facebook group.) All members have access to the code via our website and should be directed there.
IngramSpark is thrilled by our commitment to successful publishing and decisions to publish through them. They look forward to continuing this honor with this exclusive member benefit.
Literature and Latte (Scrivener)
Literature and Latte is offering NINC members a 20% discount on their popular Scrivener writing software. This is for Mac version 2.x or Scrivener for Windows version 1.x. And it's just been updated (4/20) to include Scrivener 3 for macOS.
Visit their web store and select a regular license for Scrivener on your preferred platform, then enter the code NOVELISTSINC in the "coupon code" field during the checkout process to benefit from the discount.
Before you purchase, you may wish to take advantage of their free trial to see whether Scrivener suits your requirements. Details of the free trial are here.
Nate Hoffelder, Web Designer
Nate Hoffelder has been helping people fix broken tech since 2010. He designs and repairs WordPress sites, and acts as a virtual IT department for authors. He strives to be certain that the websites he builds look great, run smoothly, and turn readers into superfans.
If you hire Nate to build your website, he will include one year of free software updates, daily backups, and security checks.
This benefit is offered for NINC members only and can be accessed here.
Peter Senftleben, Editor
First 10 pages edited for free, PLUS 15% discount for NINC members!
Manuscript Evaluation: Best for new authors looking for a general editorial assessment of their work, the manuscript evaluation includes an editorial letter pointing out the strengths and weaknesses of the manuscript. It will provide examples of scenes needing improvement, plot advice, character feedback, etc. but does not include margin comments. Recommended for early drafts or those interested in an experienced beta read but aren't ready for an in-depth structural edit.
Estimated Rates: $10 per 1,000 words
Structural Edit: This level of edits focuses on the foundation of your book and includes an editorial letter outlining major issues in the manuscript (like plot, pacing, character development, conflict, order of scenes, etc.) with suggestions for improvement, along with comments in the margins addressing specific areas where these revisions can be made. Recommended for writers who have reached their self-editing limit and who want a professional opinion before getting into prose-level technicalities.
Estimated Rates: $12-$14 per 1,000 words based on an assessment of the project
Extensive Edit: With extensive edits, you'll receive all of the structural edits above, plus more detailed margin comments, as well as line edits to strengthen elements of the prose, including grammar, syntax, clarity, word choice, etc. Recommended for indie authors looking for a fine tuning before publication.
Estimated Rates: $16-$20 per 1,000 words based on an assessment of the project
I do a complimentary ten-page trial edit for new clients, both for you to make sure I'm giving you what you want and for me to get a better sense of the amount of work/how much it will cost.
15% discount for NINC members.
Contact: Peter Senftleben, PES Editorial
Do you want to transform the process of planning and organizing your books into the creative process it’s supposed to be?
Well, then, we think you're going to enjoy Plottr: the popular visual book outlining software used by thousands of professional and aspiring authors around the world to turbocharge their writing process – no sticky notes required.
Whether you're an obsessive outliner or have never plotted before in your life, the program's suite of highly visual tools offers something for everyone:
- Visually arrange your book and series arcs with intuitive drag and drop functionality
- Organize your character and setting details to stay consistent throughout your projects
- Use over 20 proven plot templates with detailed instructions for constructing your story – from Hero's Journey to the Snowflake Method to Romancing the Beat... and even create your own
- Export your data to Microsoft Word and Scrivener when you're ready to start writing
- And more – with new features added regularly!
Plottr is available for Windows and Mac (as well as Android and iOS), and you can save 15% off your purchase here
as a member of NINC with code NINC2021
Publisher Alley is an online tool for analyzing book sales through Baker & Taylor and YBP Library Services. It features sales and bibliographic data for every title published since January of 1997 through all channels – retail, library, international, and government/other.
Among other options authors who self-publish can benefit from the following:
- Analyze performance by title, subject, market, and overall imprint or company.•
- Identify sales trends by company, imprint or subject while searching for title sales by subject (BISAC, LC or keyword), title, author, editor, imprint, sales level, inventory level, price, publication date, author affiliation, and much more.
- Uncover unrepresented market niches and new title opportunities.•
- Project sales data for title P&Ls.•Compare cloth and paper edition sales and inform binding decisions.•Research bestsellers.
- Review pre- and post-pub demand figures, inventory and on-order levels. Plus much more.
PA will include specialized instructions with your log in details to help you get the data you are looking for - - for your titles as well as other authors titles.
PA is giving NINC members a significant discounted fee of $50 per year.
To receive the discount, email Lisa Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell her you would like the NINC discount. Include your full name and address, phone number and email address. You will then receive payment info.
We have arranged special discount rates for active Novelists Inc. members. At any time, you can use the member resource center to get a Publishers Weekly subscription for just $174.99 for a print + digital + online subscription or just $154.99 for a digital + online subscription.
YOUR PUBLISHING INSIDER'S BENEFITS:
- Weekly PRINT issues: 175+ prepublication book reviews in every issue, industry news
- Companion DIGITAL editions: Read the interactive digital version of each issue on Saturday and get the latest news first. Available for your desktop, tablet, phone
- Announcements issues: Spring & Fall Children’s & Adult roundups of what’s coming
- “Subscriber–Only” ONLINE access: expanded Bestsellers lists, 200,000 book reviews, more…
The rate is reserved for novelist inc. active members. If you have any questions about this offer or your subscription please contact PW Subscriber Services at email@example.com or 800-278-2991 between 5am and 5pm Pacific.
Remember: You MUST mention that you're a member of NINC.
PW Select – is a marketing program offered by PW for authors to reach PW's audience of booksellers, librarians, publishers, agents, film scouts, and industry insiders. PW Select includes:
- A listing (cover art, synopsis, on-sale info) in the print and digital editions of Publishers Weekly
- Feature placement on front page of PublishersWeekly.com and BookLife.com.
- Feature placement in BookLife's weekly e-newsletter which reaches over 23,000 people.
- An announcement of the book to BookLife's Facebook and Twitter channels.
- A six month subscription to Publishers Weekly's digital edition.
Normally priced at $149, PW Select is offering this program to us for $119, a $30 discount. To receive the discount go to the webpage, follow the instructions under "How do I sign up?" and use NINC as the code when you check out.
Reedsy--Build your publishing team.
Meet the editor, designer, marketer or translator who can help bring your books to life.
Authors come to Reedsy from a range of backgrounds. Maintaining a diverse roster of professionals ensures that authors from all walks of life can find the right people to help. Reedsy allow you to exercise your creativity by making sure their services are perfectly suited to your genre and budget.
Learn more at https://reedsy.com/
NINC members click on this link for a $50 discount.
ScribeCount is an indie author’s best friend. Our primary service is automated sales aggregation and reporting from over 40 publishing platforms, all combined into user-friendly charts and features that can be assessed in seconds. Whether you are publishing on all platforms or through Amazon’s Select program, ScribeCount allows each author to customize their reports to fit their individual needs.
Additional features include Ad tracking, KU status and price monitoring, daily email summaries, indie news consolidation, related income and expense tracking, keyword generation, pre-orders, chart comparison, and many more.
ScribeCount does this all without needing the author's passwords, cookies, or personal information, nor does the service run in the background when the author is not using it. Since launching in early 2021 ScribeCount has added additional platforms and features on a monthly basis with no plans of slowing down.
Give us a try at www.scribecount.com
NINC members receive a 10% discount at this link, which will be subtracted when you subscribe. A free 14 day trial is also available for everyone, as is a discounted subscription fee if you subscribe for a year. If you are an existing ScribeCount user already receiving a 10% discount, our discount cannot be used as an addition.
If you have suggestions for more discounts,
contact NINC Discount Chair Emilie Richards.