Book Division

The NWU Book Division represents authors, contributors, and ghostwriters of books of all types in all genres and formats: fiction or non-fiction, single-author or anthology, published by large or small commercial or academic publishers or self-published, distributed on paper or as audiobooks or e-books.

The Book Division provides a place for networking, information sharing, and mutual support in our working lives as authors, especially through the NWU-BOOK email discussion list. The Book Division also takes a leading role in the NWU’s advocacy work on copyright and other issues of particular concern to book authors.

The Book Division is a national caucus within the NWU. Book authors are members of their respective local NWU chapters as well as of the Book Division.

The Book Division has published a variety of resources and advisories for authors about book contracts, copyrights, e-books, licensings, and other issues. NWU members are also eligible to receive assistance and advice from the NWU Grievance and Contract Division (GCD) on book contracts or disputes with publishers or others.

The Co-Chairs of the Book Division are unpaid member volunteers elected by the NWU’s triennial Delegate Assembly.  The current Book Division Co-Chairs are Aleah Barley, aleahbarley@gmail.com (Southeast Michigan chapter) and Edward Hasbrouck, edward@hasbrouck.org (Northern Califiornia chapter).

Contact either of the Book Division Co-Chairs if you would like to be part of this work or have ideas for what the Book Division should be doing.

    • Report infringements of your copyrights (including infringements by publishers) to the U.S. National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center. Reporting is essential to document the nature and extent of infringement problems.

Latest Division News

April 13 Luncheon on Storytelling in the Trump Era

NWU member John Feffer will be the keynote speaker during a luncheon from 1 to 2 pm on Thursday, April 13, at the Woman’s National Democratic Club [WNDC] in Washington, DC. He’ll speak about “Telling Tales in the Time of Trump,” and tackle how storytelling is more important than ever in this era of so-called fake news and outlandish Presidential tweets. […]

‘Dunes’ Novel Inspired by Windswept Landscape

Homeport Press just published Our Lady of the Dunes, my coming-of-age novel, which takes place amid the dunes of the OuterCape of Provincetown, MA, in 1942. The dunes run along the beach nearly 40 miles, from Chatham to Provincetown, and just above them are bluffs that overlook the Atlantic Ocean. My story is of a young woman who’s sent out from Boston to live […]

Sherwood Back With 3rd ‘Murdery Delicious’ Book

The Chalmers brothers have returned in The Murdery Delicious Blood Stone Secret, the devastating finale of The Murdery Delicious trilogy. In the latest installment, the siblings are a little older, possibly a little wiser, and undoubtedly more terrified. As the latest mystery unfolds, a breezy summer getaway at their newly restored ancestral home quickly becomes a crawl through the […]