A Novel Space Announces New Author’s Assistance Services for Writers

A Novel Space (Administrative & Creative Services) now offers author assistance to writers after successfully completing the Professional Virtual Author’s Assistant Training Program.

Los Angeles, CA, December 08, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Joni Snowden, Owner of A Novel Space has successfully completed the Professional Virtual Author’s Assistant Training Program, a three-week intensive training course tailored for experienced virtual assistants wanting to become author’s assistants. The course covers the practical skills, knowledge, and resources needed to assist and guide authors in all stages of the publishing journey.

Joni Snowden is among a small group of graduates to complete the course and pass the rigorous final exam, earning her a spot in an exclusive on-line directory of author’s assistants, and the permission to use an insignia designating completion of this training in her own promotional material. The Virtual Author’s Assistant Training Program is hosted by The Publishing Store (www.publishing-store.com).

Topics covered during the training included:

• Understanding the publishing process – all the steps, time, budget
• Your roles in overseeing the publishing process
• Managing a virtual team, working with other professionals, contracts
• Keeping a project on target
• Permissions –how to get them
• Assisting with the book proposal
• Doing competitive research
• Doing audience research
• Self-publishing, step by step: including
• Getting an ISBN, bar codes, filing the copyright
• Pricing/Handling volume purchasers
• Selecting a printer
• Getting on Amazon.com
• Other products – ebooks, CDs
• Marketing funnel/platform
• Distribution and shipping
• Executing a marketing plan and schedule marketing events
• Must have’s: web site, media kit, sales sheet
• Creating Amazon.com and other email campaigns
• Creating and expanding media and prospect lists
• Making follow-up calls
• Coordinating back of the room sales
• Coordinating book launch events around publication date
• Ecommerce (merchant accounts, shopping carts, etc.)
• Tracking publicity

About A Novel Space
A Novel Space provides virtual administrative assistance to small businesses and author services (such as help with manuscript creation, self-publishing, and book marketing tasks) to writers.

A Novel Space
Joni Snowden