Virtual Assistants for AuthorsFollowing is a directory of virtual assistants for authors. Virtual assistants typically work from their homes on a contract basis. You can hire a virtual assistant for a few hours per month or several hours per week, depending on your needs. A virtual author’s assistant can help you with social media, book marketing, administrative tasks, publicity, blog management, and much more.

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Name: Sue Canfield
Email: Sue@ausoma.com
Website: https://ausoma.com/
Location: Phoenix, AZ, USA
Experienced in the following areas:

  • Working with authors
  • Social media management
  • Blog content management
  • WordPress website design/management
  • Administrative support
  • Bookkeeping
  • Amazon marketing for authors
  • Amazon KDP setup
  • Self-publishing project management
  • Email newsletter/marketing

Years of experience: 10+
Description of services and work experience: Sue is a book launch specialist with years of experience in social media book marketing, promotion and consultation for nonfiction authors. She offers customized packages for social media book launch campaigns as well as ongoing social media book marketing.


Name: Cindy Snyder
Email: cindysnyder83@gmail.com
Location: Pottsville PA, USA
Experienced in the following areas:

  • Working with authors
  • Research publicity opportunities
  • Administrative support
  • Research speaking opportunities
  • Self-publishing project management
  • Soliciting book reviews and/or endorsements
  • Other: proofreading, transcription

Years of experience: 5-10 years
Description of services and work experience: My main areas of expertise are proofreading, transcription, and research. I have also helped authors with project management and general administrative tasks. Feel free to email me about your specific needs and see if we’re a good fit!


Name: Cheryl Callighan
Email: Cheryl@TheAuthorsAssistants.com
Website: www.TheAuthorsAssistants.com
Location: Elizabeth, Colorado USA
Experienced in the following areas:

  • Working with authors
  • Social media management
  • Blog content management
  • Research publicity opportunities
  • Pitch publicity opportunities
  • WordPress website design/management
  • Administrative support
  • Calendar and appointment management
  • Research speaking opportunities
  • Pitch speaker for opportunities
  • Amazon marketing for authors
  • Managing Amazon ads
  • Amazon KDP setup
  • Self-publishing project management
  • Blog tours
  • Podcast tours
  • Podcast development/editing
  • Email newsletter/marketing
  • Soliciting book reviews and/or endorsements

Years of experience: 13+ years
Description of services and work experience: The Author’s Assistants are a team of virtual professionals committed to assisting authors with everything from proofreading to publication to book promotion. Our virtual professionals can help you recognize and develop the next logical steps to turn your manuscript into a book.


Name: Terry L. Green
Email: terry@bizeasesupport.com
Website: https://bizeasesupport.com
Location: Baltimore, Ohio, United States
Experienced in the following areas:

  • Working with authors
  • Social media management
  • Blog content management
  • Research publicity opportunities
  • Pitch publicity opportunities
  • WordPress website design/management
  • Administrative support
  • Research speaking opportunities
  • Pitch speaker for opportunities
  • Blog tours
  • Podcast tours
  • Podcast development/editing
  • Email newsletter/marketing
  • Soliciting book reviews and/or endorsements

Years of experience: 10+ years
Description of services and work experience: BizEase Support Solutions is an online marketing support company that partners with speakers, coaches, and authors all over the world. In business since 1991, the BizEase Support team of online marketing specialists work with busy speakers, coaches, and authors to help them get out, and stay out, of marketing overwhelm so they can get back to doing what they do best. Bringing home the bacon!


Name: Collette Schultz
Email: infovdos@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.savvysubcontracting.com/services/
Location: New Lisbon, WI, USA
Experienced in the following areas:

  • Working with authors
  • Research publicity opportunities
  • Administrative support
  • Bookkeeping
  • Calendar and appointment management
  • Research speaking opportunities
  • Blog tours
  • Podcast tours
  • Podcast development/editing
  • Email newsletter/marketing
  • Research and implement best technology tools and platforms.

Years of experience: 10+ years
Description of services and work experience: Web research can be time-consuming.  Providing a wide variety of services researching  your competitors, finding out where your audience “hang out” online and physically , exploring speaking engagements, seeking out partner opportunities, discovering the best tech tools and practices will leave you to do what you do best.   Assisting you with your client engagement tasks such as newsletter submission, calendar management, creating marketing materials, affiliate marketing and bookkeeping will also continue to allow you to grow your business.  These services are something I love to do. My passion can ignite your passion as well.


Name: Ruth Martin
Email: maplewoodva@myactv.net
Website: http://www.MaplewoodVA.com
Location: Hagerstown, MD, USA
Experienced in the following areas:

  • Working with authors
  • Social media management
  • Blog content management
  • WordPress website design/management
  • Administrative support
  • Calendar and appointment management
  • Amazon KDP setup
  • Self-publishing project management
  • Email newsletter/marketing
  • Soliciting book reviews and/or endorsements
  • Other: 20+ years marketing industry experience

Years of experience: 20+ years
Description of services and work experience: Since 2000, Maplewood Virtual Assistance, located in western Maryland, provides online business support, copywriting and editing services, marketing services, and project management services to small businesses in the US and Canada.


Name: Sharon Jenkins
Email: sharon@mcwritingservices.com
Website: www.mcwritingservices.com
Location: Houston, TX, USA
Experienced in the following areas:

  • Working with authors
  • Social media management
  • Blog content management
  • Research publicity opportunities
  • Pitch publicity opportunities
  • Administrative support
  • Research speaking opportunities
  • Pitch speaker for opportunities
  • Amazon KDP setup
  • Self-publishing project management
  • Blog tours
  • Podcast development/editing
  • Email newsletter/marketing
  • Soliciting book reviews and/or endorsements

Years of experience: 10+ years
Description of services and work experience: We provide authors with state-of-the-art book project management. Our clientele has enlisted our help on many book projects from content creation to self-publishing, marketing, and audio book production. We recognize that you are a unique individual with unique expectations for your book, so we stay away from the “cookie cutter” approach. If personalized and professional service is what you want, then look no further, we would love to help you with your book!


Name: Christine Buffaloe
Email: chris@serenityva.com
Website: www.serenityva.com
Location: Yuma, AZ, USA
Experienced in the following areas:

  • Working with authors
  • Social media management
  • Blog content management
  • WordPress website design/management
  • Administrative support
  • Calendar and appointment management
  • Amazon KDP setup
  • Self-publishing project management
  • Email newsletter/marketing

Years of experience: 10+ years

Description of services and work experience: Serenity Services is dedicated to giving you more time and energy to work on the things that matter most to you.


Name: Lindsey LaRue
Email: larue.lindsey@gmail.com
Location: Mulvane, KS, USA
Experienced in the following areas:

  • Administrative support
  • Bookkeeping
  • Calendar and appointment management
  • Email newsletter/marketing
  • Other: Transcription, document editing and formatting

Years of experience: 10+ years
Description of services and work experience: I have over 10 years of experience working as a transcriptionist of audio and video, as well as text-to-text, and most recently taking on various other administrative tasks such as putting together newsletters, getting webinar audio ready to be sent out, formatting documents, setting up events in calendars, etc.


Name: Dortha Hise
Email: virtual.dortha@gmail.com
Website: https://prettysmartvaservices.com/
Location: Folsom, CA, United States
Experienced in the following areas:

  • Working with authors
  • Social media management
  • Blog content management
  • WordPress website design/management
  • Research speaking opportunities
  • Pitch speaker for opportunities
  • Self-publishing project management
  • Blog tours
  • Podcast tours
  • Podcast development/editing
  • Email newsletter/marketing

Years of experience: 10+ years
Description of services and work experience: Specialties: I work with my clients to assess their needs and identify the best technical solution for their situation. This could include building a WordPress website and maintaining it for them; implementing a plan for social media content and supporting them by managing it; identify and implement the email marketing tool or CRM to best suit client’s needs for their growth (MailChimp, InfusionSoft, ConvertKit, Constant Contact, Aweber, Kajabi), copywriting, strategy, planning, and implementation.


Name:  Allison Saia
Email: asaia1218@comcast.net
Location: Hanover, PA USA
Experienced in the following areas:

  • Working with authors
  • Social media management
  • Blog content management
  • Research publicity opportunities
  • Administrative support
  • Travel arrangements
  • Calendar and appointment management
  • Research speaking opportunities
  • Amazon marketing for authors
  • Amazon KDP setup
  • Self-publishing project management
  • Podcast development/editing
  • Email newsletter/marketing

Years of experience: 10+ years
Description of services and work experience: Hello! My name is Allison Saia and I am an experienced Executive Assistant and publishing consultant. I have the unique combination of Virtual Administrative Assistant experience coupled with my background of being the Editorial Director of two publishing companies. I hold a BA in English/Writing from York College of Pennsylvania. I have also worked in corporate marketing and as a journalist, so the combination of experience I have makes me the perfect VA for authors. I, myself, am a published author and former Poet Laureate of Hanover, PA. I can provide authors with a wide range of services from scheduling, setting up accounts in Amazon and Ingram Spark, and writing press releases. My passion is helping authors.


Name: Diana Ennen
Email: diana@virtualwordpublishing.com
Website: https://virtualwordpublishing.com/
Location: Margate, FL USA
Experienced in the following areas:

  • Working with authors
  • Social media management
  • Blog content management
  • Research publicity opportunities
  • Pitch publicity opportunities
  • Administrative support
  • Research speaking opportunities
  • Pitch speaker for opportunities
  • Self-publishing project management
  • Blog tours
  • Podcast tours
  • Podcast development/editing
  • Soliciting book reviews and/or endorsements

Years of experience: 10+ years
Description of services and work experience: As an author myself, (3 published, 3 self-published books) I know what it takes to succeed in book marketing and love helping authors achieve their goals.  In business since 1985 and specializing in marketing, book marketing, and author assistance for the past 20 plus years, I work closely with authors in so many ways.  Just a few include:  press release writing, media kit preparation, pitching the media (using Cision to get the best resources to pitch to) and writing very effective pitches often using excerpts from their book or blog for articles to be considered by the media to help them establish themselves as experts, booking radio and TV engagements and other speaking opportunities, getting book reviews, social media assistance, and so much more.  I also help authors in editing and ghostwriting and getting their book ready.


Name: Babs Hightower
Email: Babsbookbistro@icloud.com
Website: https://babsbookbisro.net
Location: Greenville, SC, USA
Experienced in the following areas:

  • Working with authors
  • Social media management
  • Blog content management
  • Research publicity opportunities
  • Pitch publicity opportunities
  • WordPress website design/management
  • Calendar and appointment management
  • Research speaking opportunities
  • Amazon marketing for authors
  • Amazon KDP setup
  • Self-publishing project management
  • Blog tours
  • Podcast tours
  • Email newsletter/marketing
  • Soliciting book reviews and/or endorsements
  • Other: Blog tours, media etc.

Years of experience: 10+ years
Description of services and work experience: I have been in publicity for over 10 years now.  Some things I offer are:

  • Website maintenance and adding posts
  • Newsletter creation and scheduling to swap with other authors
  • Sharing book promo on FB groups and all social media including Pinterest, Instagram, FB, Twitter, Tumblr, etc.
  • Obtain reviewers / beta readers. Keep a list of them and keep track of reviews posted
  • Running your Author Page on FB and other social media
  • Leading the Street Team and/or Fan group
  • Post on your social media and share your posts
  • Place in Babs BookMark Magazine and on Babs Book Bistro blog.
  • Graphics, i.e. banners, cover memes, etc.
  • FB parties and take overs
  • Blog Tour 7 days with at least 2 review stops…more is extra charge
  • Contacting Book Stores local and afar to get you book stocked.
  • Tracking contests and sending out prizes to winners
  • Research on certain genres.
  • I am a Goodreads Librarian

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