Experienced, Qualified, Affordable
I offer a variety of author services, but the most important one I offer is my experience. I understand your dilemmas on all fronts because I’m in the trenches with you. I partner with my clients. I play devil’s advocate, brainstorm, and act as a sounding board. I know you have a limited budget, and I work to prioritize and spread tasks out so you get the services you need, but in a way that doesn’t impact your bottom line. I’m good at what I do, and I’m happy to provide references to back up that statement.
B.S. Marketing/Public Relations
- Twenty-five years of marketing/public relations experience
- Traditional, Small Press, and Indie published author
VA Services and Skills Set
Not sure what your author brand is? I can help you determine what it is, then work with you to encompass the brand in all your marketing.
Social Media Management
Automation, whether a basic plan or personalized, allows you to reduce your time on Facebook.
Mailing List Specialist
Mailing lists come in all sizes. The best ones are lean, solid opens and have an excellent email reputation.
I’ve been doing marketing newsletters my entire career. Done correctly, they can be entertaining, connect you closely to your readers, and serve as a direct link without the road blocks social media throws in your path. The best newsletter is one that reads like a personal letter to your reader.
The book description, short of writing a good book, is the most important piece of your marketing strategy. Your cover is the first thing that grabs the reader’s attention. The book description (aka the blurb) is what makes the click.
Writing a blurb is not easy, and it’s not a skill every author has. I’ve written all of my blurbs since my first published book, including my five Berkley books, without any major changes. Let me clean up your current blurb or write one from scratch off your synopsis.
Review Team Management
If you use MailerLite (or other service with branch capability), I can put your review team on a special campaign that distributes the ARC, requires them to submit their links to a form, and reminds them if they haven’t reviewed yet, ALL without me having to waste billable hours chasing down reviewers.
I possess strong WordPress skills, and I built this website, as well as my author website and two others, using modified and original Divi Themes. I do general maintenance for a number of clients, as well as daily monitoring of the security of client sites. I also know CPanel options, and limited management of SQL databases (where your WordPress pages are stored). I also have excellent experience in restoring websites from backups (I’ve managed to crash my site several times attempting to push the envelope).
I also build small websites for authors and other industry professionals when asked
If I’ve not listed the service you’re looking for, ask me. My skills are extensive. I also practice the Miracle on 34th Street principle. If I can’t do it, I’ll direct you to someone who can.
My monthly clients receive customized graphics for special promotions, new releases, and other events to make your books standout.
I also do graphics as special projects. Check out my portfolio.