Leading Opportunities for the Virtual Assistant as a Professional Author’s Assistant

Author’s assistants have been around for hundreds of years. But today being an author’s assistant has taken on new meaning and relevance with the increasing numbers of authors and the rise of self-publishing.

The self-publishing revolution made possible by Amazon.com and print on-demand (POD) technology has made it possible for writers, speakers and subject matter experts realize their dreams of being published—but they need help to do it in a professional way.

Author assistants have the privilege of knowing that they are vital to the important creative and artistic work of the literary world. Believe me, there is nothing more exciting and fulfilling than seeing a book you helped create sitting on a bookstore shelf or for sale on Amazon and available to the whole world! It is extremely satisfying to know that you were a big part of making it happen and getting it there.

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Choosing Your Path to Publishing — Author Beware!

The last two posts we’ve explored the difference in self-publishing and traditional publishing with an established commercial publisher. The difference between these two models of publishing is pretty clear: Traditional publishing is based on the publishing company purchasing the rights to the author’s intellectual property (the manuscript) usually paying the author an advance on future … Read more

Choosing Your Path to Publishing – Self-Publishing

Last week we explored the advantages and disadvantages in working with a traditional publisher. Today we will look at the pros and cons of self-publishing. For our purposes here we will be talking about “true self-publishing.” By that we mean the author forms their own publishing company to publish their books. There have been massive … Read more

Choosing Your Path to Publishing – Traditional Publishing

When it comes to publishing the author must first decide if they will seek a traditional publishing deal or will take the increasingly popular route of self-publishing. It is important to understand the pros and cons of each option. In this post we will explore the advantages and disadvantages of working with a traditional commercial … Read more

Avoid Publishing Pitfalls – Secure Permission to Use Copyrighted Material

The need for permissions to use quotes and material from others is often misunderstood by new authors (and some experienced ones as well). Not getting this right can prove to be a very costly mistake. Some of the confusion comes from experiences the author may have in academic writing.  In academic writing it is common … Read more