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Is it Time You Hired an Author’s Assistant?

As an author or an aspiring author, you may already be aware of the number of tasks that are involved in the writing, publishing and marketing of your book. Add all this to the normal stresses of daily life, and possibly a full-time job, and it’s not long before you are feeling overwhelmed and having less time to spend on what you enjoy…your writing!

Stop! You don’t need to do it all on your own. You can have time for your writing and your family by hiring a professional author’s assistant. Somebody who understands the processes involved and can be there to support you on your wonderful writing journey.

What is an Author’s Assistant?

An author’s assistant is someone who can offer a wide variety of services during the writing stage, through the publishing stage and also help when marketing your book. These can include:

    • Preparing the manuscript to send as part of the book proposal to make sure that you submit the correct format for that particular publisher. Or if you are going the self-publishing route then formatting the manuscript ready for print on demand (POD), such as IngramSpark.
    • Project managing the self-publishing process and being the centre point for keeping the project coordinated and liaising with the relevant parties to make sure that deadlines are met.
    • Help coordinate the gathering of information and create the author’s website.

Click here to find out more ways that an author’s assistant can help you get your book published and out into the world.

Three Benefits of Hiring an Author’s Assistant

There are a number of benefits of hiring an author’s assistant, here are three of them:

    • As mentioned previously, there is just too much work for one person to do when you still have a day job. So why not hire somebody to delegate some of the tasks to and have somebody on hand to support you.
    • A trained author’s assistant understands the industry and what’s involved to be able to assist and guide you in publishing your book. This will save you so much time because you don’t have to learn it all yourself.
    • If you think how much time you spend doing all the admin/marketing activities associated with your book when you could actually be writing and getting your books published, hiring an author assistant could mean that you could be getting your books out sooner and ultimately making money.

So as you can see hiring an author’s assistant certainly has its benefits, and after spending ten years as a project manager I would now like to use these skills to help you publish your book and walk with you on your writing journey.

Don’t be afraid to try something new, email me today and let’s set up a time to talk about how I can help you.


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Emma Setterfield

After ten years working in Project Management I was given the opportunity to run a scuba diving centre, and enjoyed working with various types of people in the industry from customers to suppliers. This experience created excellent customer service skills. I now own my own business offering blog maintenance, online marketing support and virtual admin and typing services to help people run their businesses smoothly without having the stress of dealing with the administrative activities that can take up so much time. I don't shy away from a challenge, I face it head on and find out how best to meet it.

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