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Technology and the virtual marketplace have changed today’s publishing industry so that authors, both traditionally and independently published, hold greater accountability for the business-end of their careers, such as product development, design, distribution and marketing. The more time spent on these activities, however, the less time authors have to write. Finding the right author assistant can solve this dilemma.
Written by a professional, full-time author assistant who has worked with more than 50 writers across multiple genres, this guide provides authors with practical, experience-based tips and tools for finding, hiring and keeping an excellent assistant. Content covered in this handbook includes:
Only two duties cannot be delegated by an author to an assistant: writing and reader engagement. Finding the right assistant to help with tasks that can be delegated is one of the smartest business strategies today’s authors can utilize. Learn how to Do Less in order to Write More by finding, hiring and keeping an excellent author assistant.
Put Your Money Where Your Readers Are
More Than Just a Series Bible: Creating a series bible for marketing, promotion and business
The Three Stages of Book Marketing: What you should be doing when
30 Days, 30 Marketing Ideas
Do Less. Write More: Working with an Author Assistant
Marketing Q&A: Learn the Why, When and What of Common Book Marketing Practices
Put a Bow on It: Strategies for Holiday Marketing
Retreat, Write, Repeat: How to Plan a Writing Retreat
How to Balance Your Day Job and Your Author Career
Newsletters for Newbies: How to Optimize the Inbox Experience for You and Your Readers
Self-Publishing Reality Check: What you need to know about the business
Team Author: How to assemble a team of professionals for your self-publishing business
Maria Connor presents internationally on a variety of publishing topics, including how to work with an author assistant, marketing and promotion. If your group, organization or event is seeking high-energy speakers who offer practical, hands-on tips, consider Maria Connor.
Do Less. Write More.: The Author's Guide to Finding, Hiring and Keeping an Excellent Author Assistant