Read my interview with Jan King who provides the Virtual Author’s Assistant course.

Many Virtual Assistants are seeing a relationship between the services they offer and the needs that authors have.  There’s a direct connection or perfect marriage between the two industries.

I am privileged to share with you an interview with Jan King on this topic.

What gave you the idea to teach VAs to work with authors?  July 2009

I ran a mid-sized publishing company in Santa Monica, California in the US until we sold the company in 1998.  We did 200 titles a year and were quite well known for our financial brand.  When we sold the company, I decided to consult and work from home. 

I found that my clients were mostly new publishers who came to me to find out the real basics of book publishing – how to get an ISBN, a bar code, get the copyright registered, and I was repeating myself over and over with this simple information. For whatever reason, they didn’t want to just read one of the great books on self-publishing, they wanted me to tell them.  But what they really wanted was someone who could just handle these things for them. [more…..]


Swinburne Uni Student shares his life of challenge December 2012

Cerebral palsy has not stopped Swinburne student Scott Peeler penning his autobiography, A Life of Challenge.

Scott, who is wheelchair bound and communicates using his eyes, is studying at our Wantirna campus. The novel, written with the assistance of his support worker, shares Scott’s ultimate aim of living an independent life. [more…]