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Virtual Assistants

Below is a list of virtual assistants and people who provide services to authors who want some help with the business side of their workload. Click on their site names to visit their sites and learn more about their work and pricing.  If you know of a resource we’ve missed, please email us via the Contact Page in the navigation bar.

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Virtual Assistants

Author Elf

Ken and Lisa Kessler offer authors support services upon payment of an annual membership fee. This includes calendaring upcoming releases, creating resource files for guest blogs, reviewers and media, quarterly review of your website and social media with notes on what to update.  Extra services are available to members at a la carte prices including creating websites, Facebook author pages, establishing street teams, training on Facebook and Twitter and more.

Author RX

Melissa Hermann Jolly offers variety of support services to keep authors sane.  Services include designing social media banners and backgrounds, bookmarks and newsletter templates, plotting and research assistance, ghost writing of blog posts and interviews, coordinating speaking engagements, contests, book releases, mailing list management, promotion mailings, organizing email and managing fan mail, social media maintenance and managing discussion groups.

Author Sidekick

Jan Lewis is a full-time Virtual Assistant and Author’s Assistant and offers clients her expertise in project management, Microsoft Office, and social media management. Hourly rate services include email management, newsletter creation and distribution, scheduling, travel, media kits, press releases, blog management, fact checking, proof reading, bookkeeping, event planning and more. Formatting and website development are also available.

Author’s Life Saver

Jessica Lewis offers services to help authors meet their professional obligations, including help keeping social networking up to date, blogging, answering fan mail, formatting e-books, sending out promotional materials, editing or proofreading. Also offers e-book and POD book  formatting, scanning, assistance with newsletters and designs cover art.

Author’s Pal

Danielle Gorman is romance book reviewer and also offers virtual assistant services to authors. Services include sorting and prioritizing email, beta reading, creation and coordination of street teams, mailing out promo items, organizing blog tours and contests/giveaways, organizing and sending ARCs for review, creation of website banners, button designs and social media assistance.

Author’s Write Hand

Heather is an avid reader and book blogger who began offering author services in 2013. She and Kelly provide social media management, blog posting, event management, website development and administration, calendar maintenance, book release events and online parties, street team creation/management, blog tours and much more.

Authors Assistant Agency

Annette Stone assists authors with promotions, marketing and administrative needs including website design, street team management, physical mailings, social network maintenance, newsletters and blog tours.

Blurb Bitch

Carol Ann is a blurbologist who creates and refines blurbs for authors. Will work on any genre.

BlurbCopy

Kat Sheridan writes blurbs to be used for back cover copy, product description copy and even for query letters.

CT Virtual Assistance, LLC

Michelle Festi, owner and author of A Killer Marketing Plan for Self-published Authors, provides virtual assistant services. She specializes in marketing, PR and creative services for authors and speakers.

Elance

Website  allows you to search for freelancers and post your specific job so that freelancers can offer to work for you.

Fireblade Publishers

Publishing services company created and run by authors and professional editors, offering a one-stop option to indie and traditional authors alike. Services include book promotion, creation of ready-made author websites, press release writing or editing, back cover blurbs, media kits, creation of social media accounts and creation of distributor accounts at Smashwords and CreateSpace. In addition, they also offer editorial and book cover design services.

Here’s Writing For You Communications

Jaime Engelhart is a freelance marketing writer offering services that include writing press releases, advertisements, web content, social media assistance, e-newsletters and blogs.  Editing and proofreading also available.

JL Author Services

Joanne Levy is a published author and technology savvy assistant who provides many author services, including answering fan mail, organizing email, creating and distributing email newsletters, scheduling and calendar maintenance, travel arrangements, prepare mailings, light graphic design, create PowerPoint presentations, sales and website analytics, website and blog updates, social networking, managing contests and manuscript research.

Kourtney Platt

Kourtney has recently launched the specific service of compiling series bibles for authors. She will detail descriptions of characters (primary and secondary), locations, events, dates and and organize it so you can easily pull the correct information for your next book in the series.  Send her a copy of the manuscript (Word .doc or .docx preferred) to kourtplatt @ gmail (dot) com for a price estimate and delivery date.

Maggie Mae Gallagher

Maggie Mae Gallagher offers affordable personal assistant services in promotion, contest creation, website maintenance, scheduling and marketing releases, social media upkeep, calendar maintenance and more.

Market Or Die

Jennifer Fusco brings her marketing talent to aid authors in branding, marketing, promotion and social media. She also writes press releases and offers an hourly rate on publicity services.

My Author Concierge

Maria Connor offers a vast array of administrative, editorial, marketing and technical support services, including social media management, blog tour planning and management, author branding, newsletter management, database management, schedule and travel coordination.

Novel Needs

This group now offers Author Personal Assistants (APA) at an hourly rate to assist with promoting your book in addition to set price services. Services include editing, websites, press releases, jacket copy, pre-made and custom covers, and more. Please see the website for the range of services offered.

Postscript Media Services

This group offered direct services and consulting in author branding, coaching, career strategy, social media strategy, marketing plans, all forms of promotion and even street team management.  In addition, their site is a clearinghouse for connecting with other freelancers for book production.

Red Door Author Services

Melissa Deckman coordinates self-directed assistants working with a limited number of authors, offering formatting and uploading of ebooks, social media and website updates, mailing list maintenance, newsletters and much more.

Romance Novel Promotions

Leagh Christensen offers personal assistance with newsletter management, website/blog management, organizing contests, mailing of promotional items, street team organization, managing blog stops and book reviews, creating Facebook groups or author pages, organizing beta readers and more.

Strong Brew Coaching

Author Misty Evans offers to coach and help write blurbs, queries, proposals and synopses with plotting assistance as needed.

writemix.net

Heather Larson is a freelance writer who will write articles, blogs, brochures, newsletters, press releases, website content and offers proofreading services. Has a background in travel writing.

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