December 5th, 2008 by Sue L Canfield
My work as a virtual assistant allows me to do a variety of things. I enjoy always having something new on my plate. One of my tasks is to help promote Indie Seminars. This seminar was created to "help writers and musicians move from hobby to business, without losing their artistic edge". Ten writers and musicians will present practical information and answer questions in a full day of presentations and interactive workshops. Jimmi Accardi's songwriting workshop sounds especially interesting.
This week I'm helping to promote it by not only posting here about it but by creating a list of local music stores, coffee shops and bookstores where fliers about it can be posted. We created and printed up fliers earlier this week. Presenters at the seminar are being given batches of fliers to distribute as well.
Would you like to learn more about what it takes to be an independent musician or author? Check out this seminar!
November 14th, 2008 by Sue L Canfield
Are you an author who wants to write for a living? Then you need to be a business person too. That can be a little challenging. There are many aspects to consider such as expenses and marketing. Where can you find resources to help you with the business side of being an author?
There are good books you can read about building your business as an author. One is Stephanie Chandler's book, The Author's Guide to Building an Online Platform. Another useful resource is the networking site for authors, BookMarketing Network. There are also workshops and seminars. Check out Indie Seminars where Stephanie Chandler will be speaking on the topic, Build an Online Platform for Authors: Get Published and Sell More Books.
Many authors today utilize the services of a virtual assistant to help market their book. A virtual assistant can help with online promotion, creating press releases, contacting media, coordinating a virtual book tour and more.
If you are an author, what help do you need with your business?