IMG_1008Welcome to WhatANovelIdea.com, the website of Chelsea Klepfer, Certified Virtual Author Assistant.  My mission is to assist authors with publishing, marketing and other book details so they can focus on what they do best—writing.

“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.”  – J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

The role of an author is not what it used to be.  Where once an author would have little interaction with fans (aside from book signings and promotional events) now readers can interact with their favorite authors on a daily basis through the power of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+.  Publishers are beginning to require that authors be signed up for these social networking sites and be able to show that they have a fan base out there that are loyal and excited about buying their books.  It isn’t enough anymore to know that a book will sell, the book has to essentially “sell itself.”

That’s where I come in. As a virtual assistant, I work remotely and strive to make an author’s life easier. I take on responsibilities that an author may not have the time or knowledge to do themselves and help keep the book on track and on budget.  I’d love to help make your next book a success!

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