The Author's Voice
Training Courses for Publishing Professionals
The Author's Voice is the premier online training platform for authors, speakers, and entrepreneurs looking to add a new revenue stream in their business. Whether you are an author looking to publish your book or an administrative assistant looking to expand your business by working with authors and speakers, we have the training programs to help you become a Certified Publishing Professional.
Our full-length training programs lay at the core of what it means to be a Certified Publishing Professional. These courses are designed to teach you all aspects of specific course topic. These courses all provide the chance for you to become certified in the respective course at the end of the your training. More information on each course can be found below.
Author Assistant Training Program
How-to Publish a Book
Create a Manuscript
Prepare to Publish
Market the Final Book
Build a Brand
Speaker Assistant Training Program
Learn How to Help Speakers / Authors Maximize Their Reach
Website Design & Development
SEO & Analytics
Social Media Generation
The Sprint Courses are hyper-focused courses meant to be completed in a short time frame. These courses are an in-depth dive into one specific area in publishing, speaking, or marketing.
Sprint to Bestseller
How-to Create a Bestselling Book
Create a three-pronged plan
Begin writing your book
Why marketing begins early
Build a Brand
Training Rooted in Experience
We have over 30 years of experience in the publishing industry. Our training courses are based upon the original author assistant training courses created by Jan B. King. We continually look to update and revise the courses to bring you the industry's most comprehensive and up-to-date information available.
About Jan B. King
Keeping Her Legacy Alive!
Jan King developed the Professional Author Assistant (PAA) course to provide support to virtual assistants who want to become the go-to resource for their author clients. Jan knew authors make great clients and the number of books being published and printed annually was increasing at an unprecedented rate, and eBooks would continue to send it soaring. She saw a tremendous need for virtual assistants who could provide those services to authors who don’t have the time or expertise to do it themselves. PAAs can help authors write and sell more and do less of what’s in between.
Most of her own clients were nonfiction authors. She worked as a publishing strategist; a combination of an old-fashioned editor at a publishing company and a literary agent. About two-thirds of her clients went the self-publishing route and one-third found major traditional publishers. The one part they had in common was they all NEEDED an author’s assistant and a team of professionals to help through the process. Jan developed the Virtual Author’s Assistant Training Program to give VAs the skills they needed to serve this market and regularly recommended author’s assistants to authors looking for help.