Brief Bio for Stephanie Chandler:

Stephanie Chandler is the author of several books including The Nonfiction Book Publishing Plan: The Professional Guide to Profitable Self-Publishing and The Nonfiction Book Marketing Plan: Online and Offline Promotion Strategies to Build Your Audience and Sell More Books. Stephanie is also founder and CEO of the Nonfiction Authors Association, a vibrant community for writers, and the Nonfiction Writers Conference, twice-yearly events conducted entirely online since 2010.

A frequent speaker at business events and on the radio, she has been featured in Entrepreneur, BusinessWeek, and Wired magazine. See also: @steph__chandler and @NonfictionAssoc on Twitter and Facebook.com/NonfictionAuthorsAssociation.

Extended Bio:

Stephanie Chandler spent a decade in the Silicon Valley, serving in roles including software sales, technical training, and technical support. When she developed an ulcer before her 30th birthday, she knew it was time for a complete lifestyle change.

In 2003, she fled corporate America and opened a 2,800 square-foot bookstore in Sacramento, CA. She planned to write novels in the back office (a goal she laughs about today!), but soon discovered she lacked the imagination to write fiction. Fortunately, she developed a passion for nonfiction due to its ability to make a difference in the lives of readers.

Her first book was published in 2005 and it became the launch point for a wonderful career she hadn’t planned on. She began speaking at business events and publishing conferences, and consulting with small business owners, independent authors, and a variety of corporations. She sold the bookstore in 2007 to pursue her new career path full-time.

Chandler is founder and CEO of Stephanie Chandler Enterprises, LLC, the parent company to her business entities, which include the following:

She is also an author of several books:

The Nonfiction Book Publishing Plan: The Professional Guide to Profitable Self-Publishing (Authority Publishing, September 2018)

The Nonfiction Book Marketing Plan: Online and Offline Promotion Strategies to Build Your Audience and Sell More Books (Authority Publishing, June 2013)

Own Your Niche: Hype-Free Internet Marketing Tactics to Establish Authority in Your Field and Promote Your Service-Based Business (Authority Publishing, February 2012)

The Conference Catcher: An Organized Journal for Capturing Ideas, Resources, and Action Items at Educational Conferences, Trade Shows, and Events (Authority Publishing, February 2011)

Booked Up! How to Write, Publish, and Promote a Book to Grow Your Business (Authority Publishing, October 2010)

LEAP! 101 Ways to Grow Your Business (Career Press, September 2009)

The Author’s Guide to Building an Online Platform: Leveraging the Internet to Sell More Books (Quill Driver Press, May 2008)

From Entrepreneur to Infopreneur: Make Money with Books, eBooks and Information Products (John Wiley & Sons, December 2006)

The Business Startup Checklist and Planning Guide: Seize Your Entrepreneurial Dreams! (Aventine Press, September 2005)

Nuggets:

Small Business Influencer Award– Stephanie Chandler was honored as one of the Top 100 Small Business Influencers for 2012 by Small Business Trends.

– Stephanie’s book, Own Your Niche: Hype-Free Internet Marketing Tactics to Establish Authority in Your Field and Promote Your Service-Based Business, received Best Business Book of the Year from the Global Ebook Awards 2012.

– Stephanie’s first book, The Business Startup Checklist and Planning Guide, placed second in the Best Business Book of the Year category with Foreword magazine, 2006.

– Stephanie founded the Sacramento Speakers Network in 2006 with four people in a local Starbucks, and it grew to be the largest business-based Meetup group in the Sacramento area. (She handed it over to another leader in 2013.)

– Stephanie is also a professional speaker averaging over 20 speaking engagements per year, and a member of the National Speakers Association.

– Stephanie’s social media network and mailing lists reach over 100,000 people.


As an expert in small business, online marketing and social media
, Stephanie has worked with numerous companies in various capacities including blogging, spokesperson work, social media events, webinars, Twitter chats, product give-aways and consulting. Some past clients include Visa Business Network, Yahoo! Small Business, Dell, American Express Open, Hiscox Insurance, Lenovo, The UPS Store and Deluxe Corporation.

Stephanie Chandler lives near Sacramento, California. She is a widow with a teenage son and several pets—all rescued from local animal shelters (the animals, not the kid!). Life is good!