All I know about PA's
I cannot express enough how important it is to hire a PA. Not just any PA – the right PA. While I know money is tight for indie authors, I also know this is worth it. I would rather save money in other areas than lose my PA. I’ve always felt that way and have spent only about three months of my writing career without one. Think about it: Readers are naturally going to be more inclined to invest in your work if you do. #JustSayin.
That said, at least once a week I get asked for PA recommendations. But there is no one answer. While I’m blessed to have found the perfect fit for me in Kimberly Lee, it takes time to find a PA that will both understand you goals and push you to do and be more. There are a few things you want to think about.
Allow me to blurb…
These are the things that were important to me:
How to find this epic person and what to do when you think you have?
Until next time!
Love this such great advice!
Very well said! I am lucky because I have found amazing authors to PA for, support and just be a fan of. I have found friends and my best friend this way starting out as a reader. Authors and PAs have to be ok if they aren't a match either. Not all personalities will match.
Absolute amazing advice. I started as a reader / stalker of many :) to a blogger who always wanted to put my writing out there one day, it was the authors I stalked who became my friends, read my work, and pushed me to go for it. My debut was a flop and I was ready to call it quits when a slap in the face came along and told me to keep going. I tried for a while with no PA and it wasn't working because of my demanding life. I put up a post asking about PA's and had several offers that didn't seem to fit. I noticed one name over and over, realizing I already was FB friends with her. Ebony is able to understand my type of crazy, gets me, and has become everything you mentioned above. Where some others fell flat in that immediate spark, seemed fake in their sincerity of "liking me", lacked passion in what they did, or simply didn't offer what I needed, she already knew me and from day one it was a perfect fit. I trust her as though I've known her my entire life and talk to her about anything knowing she won't run off with twisted words and attempt to start drama like I've seen happen too many times before. I'm also so proud of her for pursuing her dreams and publishing her debut. I will hate to see her go when she's in need of her own PA and has to stop or cut back on the number of authors she has, but I know I am always going to have a trusted friend in her.
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Erin Lee, who also writes as EL George, is a USA Today Bestselling multi genre author unafraid to chase the madness. Author of more than 100 titles and creator of Crazy Ink Publishing, LLC, she'll try anything once and never turns down a dare.