TOP FIVE REASONS & MORE
Your gift is to write, ours is to bring your book closer to your readers
TOP FIVE REASONS & MORE
There is probably no singular solution to every publishing or marketing need of an author. Every book is unique, and every author has different needs.
We’ve heard a lot from authors that we had the chance to closely work with, we know their challenges and we take it to our hearts. Fifth Pillar Books believe that publishing should be enjoyable, fun and rewarding!
As the publishing landscape has changed, this is NOW the time for authors. Gone were the days when creative talents and experience are only exclusive to traditionally published titles. In today's time, authors can now have access to the talent pool used to be exclusively enjoyed by traditionally published authors—now, you have us!
We understand that navigating alone into the often mystifying world of publishing could be daunting, let alone time-consuming. Your gift is to write, and ours is to help you bring your book closer to the readers.
Part of why Fifth Pillar exists is to help authors figure out what is best for them. We’ve been in the industry for many years, and we would love to share our acquired industry knowledge, our collective experience, and publishing wisdom gained over the years.
Here are the top five reasons why hiring our virtual assistant for authors is the best gift you can give to your book.
Experience Matters. Our virtual assistants for authors are publishing people who have years of experience in both trade and self-publishing. The Virtual Assistant For Authors program was conceived and initiated as our social responsibility program, remaining true to our mission of bringing the right book at the right time into the readers' hand.
Dedication. Dazzling Dozen! That's the moniker of our virtual assistant for authors named themselves. We know that it takes many heads & many hearts, not to mention the countless hours to run the Virtual Assistant for authors program, and so to remain true to our mission, each of our Virtual Assistant for authors are limited to only 12 titles a year to assists and manage...well, with some of them being niche-based influencers and genre specific, it is always more focused than we aim to be. They work one-to-one and know their authors by name.
Team. The Virtual Assistant for authors is a program initiated by Fifth Pillar Books as our social responsibility to help and to guide authors. This is a vast program if undertaken by just an individual. To provide the best to our authors, your virtual assistant for authors has their own mini-team composed of digital book walker, SEO experts, and publicist.
Knowledge & Technology. Our Virtual assistant for authors speaks and understands the language of book publishing. From metadata to ONIX, to knowing key people in the industry—from distributors to book retailers.
Personal Touch. What's best than to be working with someone who will take the time to know your book and knows you on a name-basis and functions as your book manager.
PLEASE NOTE: A virtual assistant for authors (VAFA) is already assigned to your book project when you select the package option during the publishing stage. Please see list of work items of VAFA and inclusions of your package
Visibility is the key. If your readers can't find your work online, it only means one thing to them—it doesn't exist. The internet is the fastest growing marketplace for books and authors are in the position to take advantage of the internet as a potent marketing and sales tool. Creating social media accounts or having a website is just a tip of the iceberg. After all, it is not just about having social media accounts. What good does it bring to you if your book can't reach the right people and readers can't find your book? Keywords to keep in mind: right people, discoverability, visibility.
Fifth Pillar Books understands that for an indie author, affordable professional publicity is tough to find and it's quite complex to justify the return on investment. In line with this, we have created the virtual assistant for authors program that serves as an alternative to a traditional publicist. Your VA will help you set up, monitor and maintain your social media presence, implement SEO, and even organize virtual book tours. What is best is to know that you are working with a virtual assistant who has years of trade & self-publishing experience.
Social media & online advertising, and direct to readers marketing are as vital as the time-tested traditional marketing techniques. This marketing program is for authors who have several books and authors who are genuinely looking for a break. We build, boost and pitch your author platform to our network. This is an extensive work that involves key people who know the industry and knows key people too. Do you think this is the right marketing model for you?
Our packages are designed with the author's welfare in mind. With the advent of self-publishing, and the ever- growing maze, traps, and puzzles of DIYs. We pride ourselves that you are always first and always guided with us. From curated publishing to assisted marketing, our packages are designed to offer authors the support, solutions, expertise, and tools they need to maximize their book's potential. Make your book a success story with us!