This is a directory of certified professional Virtual Assistants. The directory is free for authors and aspiring authors to use to find a professional who fits their needs. We can also recommend someone to meet your needs if you email us.
Our hope is that working with these professionals will help you avoid falling into the trap of using a Publishing On Demand – POD “publisher”. These are companies like iUniverse, AuthorHouse, Balboa Press and literally thousands of others who want you to pay to be published while they often keep your intellectual property and your profits.
Read their contracts carefully and look for the Eight Point Checklist for Working with a POD “Publisher”.
Author’s assistants are specially trained to help you submit manuscripts to legitimate established commercial publishers who pay you and don’t charge you anything up front (like Random House, Sourcebooks, New World Library and hundreds of others).
Author’s assistants can also help you with all the steps to self publish, and only charge you for their time, never keeping your intellectual property, claiming ownership to your cover and interior working files, or charging thousands for marketing that doesn’t work.