Saturday 22 June 2019
1:00PM-3:00PM
Do Less, Write More

Technology and the virtual marketplace have changed today’s publishing industry so that authors, both traditionally and independently published, hold greater accountability for the business-end of their careers, such as product development, design, distribution and marketing. The more time spent on these activities, however, the less time authors have to write.

Author Virtual Assistants are joining the ensemble of niche publishing support services. Finding the right assistant to help with tasks that can be delegated is one of the smartest business strategies today’s authors can utilize. Learn how to Do Less in order to Write More by finding, hiring and keeping an excellent author assistant.

BIO:

My Author Concierge is the culmination of Maria Connor's unique skill set and professional experience, a combination that lends itself to the position of Author Assistant / Project Manager, one of the most in-demand (and growing!) support services for authors.

She has been an active participant in the romance community since 1998 when she joined Romance Writers of America. Since then, she served as a volunteer at the local and national level, holding positions such as chapter president, treasurer, secretary, committee chair and contest coordinator. After working as an executive assistant in healthcare for several years, she launched a successful career as a journalist and freelance writer. Her publishing credits include full-length and novella-length romantic fiction, daily and weekly newspapers, trade journals, lifestyle magazines, academic textbooks and online publications. Her debut novel was an RWA Golden Heart finalist in 2011.

Maria Connor as worked with more than 50 authors across all genres and presented at numerous conferences and events. Her knowledge, experience and professionalism have earned her a well-respected reputation. She is proud of the long-term partnerships she has built that allow her to be a team member for multiple NYT and USA Today bestselling authors.

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