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WOM interviews IAVAA President

David Wolf, host of Women’s Online Magazine (WOM), recently interviewed Sharon Williams about the advantages of working with a certified Professional Author’s Assistant. Sharon describes three major services categories: manuscript assistance, self-publishing duties and book marketing.

She also discussed the benefits of participating in IAVAA-led virtual book tours and how WOM helps authors connect with a potential audience of 25 million potential readers and purchasers.

Listen to the 14 minute interview to learn more about virtual book signings, blog tours and other ways IAVAA connects authors with followers.

http://www.iavaa.com/audios/WOM-Sharon_Williams0109.mp3

IAVAA

The International Association of Virtual Author Assistants connects authors and writers with Certified Professional Author Assistants and literary industry service providers. We assist authors through the manuscript creation, production, promotion and marketing process.

Creating, publishing and marketing a book is an exciting, yet daunting, journey. With IAVAA’s dedicated team of Professional Author Assistants, copywriters, graphic designers, proofreaders, editors, and marketers, this journey can be made enjoyable and ultimately profitable! Let our team handle such duties as organizing source documents, fact checking, conducting research and acquiring ISBN/Books in Print listings. We can manage your publishing team, optimizing your Web site, and coordinate marketing activities such as virtual book tours, Amazon.com bestseller campaigns, teleseminars, webinars, and live book tours. Click here for a comprehensive list of Author Assistant services.

What is a Virtual Book Tour (VBT)?

A Virtual Book Tour (VBT) is a way to generate buzz and introduce you (the author) and your book to your target audience — fans and potential fans — at your leisure. You never have to leave home as you conduct interviews, virtual book signings, sell books and gain tremendous exposure!

Your tour will appear on 10-20 blogs and be promoted via press release distribution and online calendar postings. It can include interviews on Internet radio shows, live webcasts, virtual book signings, give-aways, reviews, contests and much, much more.

It’s a lot of work, but our goal is to connect you with the right audience. We want your book to rise high in search engine listings, so readers will find your book when they type in your chosen key words. Click here for FAQs about conducting Virtual Book Tours and your VBT tour options.

We run the entire tour, make contacts, communicate with tour hosts and make sure your entire experience is hassle free! What do you have to lose?

Listen to Sharon as she describes Author Support Services during WOM Radio interview.

http://www.iavaa.com/audios/WOM-Sharon_Williams0109.mp3

Fired Up! Virtual Book Tour

Fired Up! Virtual Book Tour

The Fired Up! Virtual Book Tour is a cost-effective way for an author to leverage their Internet presence, a newly published book or the planning of a new release.

Can I plan and conduct a VBT?

Of course, if you have a lot of extra time, energy, and resources not needed to accomplish other things! But, a VBT takes weeks of planning, including: identifying genre-specific blog stops and communicating with potential hosts; contacting appropriate Internet radio shows; preparing media releases; event calendaring; mailing reminders; creating trailers; developing video clips, and much, much more.

If conducting your own VBT isn’t how you want to spend your time, yet you do want a focused, enjoyable, and ideal way to let your your target audience and the media know about your book, then let IAVAA’s Professional Author Assistants and marketing specialists coordinate it for you! Click here for package choices and or click here to provide information about your book and get started in the Fired Up! Virtual Book Tour.