All the links referred to in the training program, as well as many that have been submitted by Professional Virtual Author’s Assistants are categorized below. Please let us know if you have a links we should make available to your fellow assistants.

Writing, Editing, Research and Planning

Publishing Success Team Resources
Editors – Directories of Professionals
US – – Editorial Freelancers Association
List of what to expect to pay an editor
CA – – Editors Association of Canada

Research – United States
National Bureau of Economic Research
Census Bureau
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Publishing – United States

Publishing Wiki
(Book Categories)
Books In Print

Publishing – International

CA –
NZ –
IR –

Library Cataloging/Legal Deposit
UK – no CIP, but mandatory deposit of each book published in the UK in various libraries within 30 days
CA –
AU –
NZ –
IR – No CIP, but mandatory deposit of each book published in Ireland in 8 libraries

CA –
IN –


Book Marketing – International

Book Fairs
Blogs – Typepad
Blogs – WordPress
Social Networking – Ning
Teleclasses – Phone
Audio Recordings
Press Releases – PR Web
Press Releases – MMD Newswire

Review Sources – United States
Midwest Book Review
Library Journal
Publisher’s Weekly

Book Awards – United States
IPPY – Independent Publisher
Benjamin Franklin – PMA
Book of the Year– Foreword Magazine
Best Book Awards – USA Book News
Writer’s Digest – Book Award

Marketing Services to Authors

International – Domain Name Purchase

Search Engine Submissions

Social Networking

Linked In


Publishing Resource Sites/Publishing Newsletters
Small Publishers Association of North American (SPAN)
Publisher’s Weekly
Dan Poynter’s Para Publishing
John Kremer’s Book Market
Publisher’s Lunch
Book Business Magazine (online)

International Writer’s Groups, Book Fairs and Conferences
Book Fairs
Writer’s Conferences
Writer’s Organizations – US
Local Writer’s Groups – US
Writer’s Guild
National Writer’s Union
Professional Writer’s Association of Canada (
Canadian Publisher’s Council (
Editor’s Association of Canada (
Australian Society of Authors (
Links to many other Australian organizations
New Zealand
New Zealand Society of Authors (
Links to many other New Zealand organizations
United Kingdom
The Society of Authors (
Links to many other UK organizations

Article Banks
Article City
Ezine Articles
Go Articles
Idea Marketers
Email Marketing Services/Autoresponders

Individual Professionals – United States

Publishing Strategy and Book Writing Coaching

Publishing Strategy and Book Coaching – Jan B. King –

Permissions and Intellectual Property Concerns

Intellectual Property Attorney – Mark Levine –
Permissions Group –

Editors, Ghostwriters, Indexers and Proofreaders

Ghostwriter – Kim Pearson –

Editor – Lori Zue –
Editor – Barbara Munson –

Indexer- Ann Yager –

Proofreader – Melissa Wood –

Book Cover and Interior Design

Affordable Book Design and Publication – Bella Guzman –
Affordable Book Cover and Interior Design -Cathy Davis –
More Expensive Cover Design – Dotti Albertine –
More Expensive Cover Design – Michele DeFilippo –

Transcribing Audio Files

Transcriptionist – Erica Cosminsky –

Author Websites

WordPress Web Sites – Joy Reyes –
Higher end Web Sites – Monte Hershberger –
Membership Site Expert (Wishlist Member Certified – Rebekah Zobel Jones –
Copywriter – Lorrie Morgan-Ferrero –

Webinars and Videos

Webinar/Video Expert – Michelle Schoen –

Book Sales to Organizations

Volume sales to companies/orgs – Terry Roberts –

Media Training/Speaking Consulting

Public Relations – Joanna Brody –
Public Relations – Jennifer Heinly –
Media Prep – Radio – Wayne Kelly –

Speaking Consulting – Vickie Sullivan –

Recommended Virtual Assistant Organizations