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Meet The Literary Assistant

 As an author assistant and social media manager, I strive to help authors craft their best stories and market their books on social media and in their newsletters in the most effective ways.

Why choose me?

I have worked with dozens of authors managing their social media, email marketing, back end updating and arc groups. Creating a dedicated readership enhanced by social media and email marketing are kind of my superpowers in the book world. 

A little bit about me...

I have been in love with books since I was a child. As a young girl, in my Holly Hobby decorated room, I would sit and tape scraps of paper to my books so that I could organize them by the Dewey Decimal System. I am a huge advocate for helping children learn to love reading. Along with hosting an online Regency based book club and a book chat group on Instagram, I started a book club for kids at my son’s school. These days, I  can be found at home writing a book review or tucked in some quiet corner having a love affair with a newly discovered romance novel.

Finding it hard to keep with the book world?

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Does just the thought of Tik Tok make you break into a sweat? Have you been thinking about starting a newsletter for a year and still haven't found the time to figure out what to do... let along come up with things to write about.

 I've got you covered!

As an author assistant, I do these tasks daily for authors just like you. Whether you are looking to have me do it for you or just wanting to learn how to take care of it on your own. I can help! Just click the Let's Chat button below and you'll be on your way to writing more and stressing less. 

Testimonials

I have worked with Melissa now for over a year. She has increased the engagement, open rate, and ctr of my newsletters, and is always happy to brainstorm ideas for launches. She has created great A+ content for my books on Amazon and is happy do to things as I need them. With my new role as RWA president, there are some weeks, without Melissa, I wouldn’t have a social media presence around my books. She is a true game changer for my career!

-Clair Brett, author

I can’t say enough good things about Melissa at The Literary Assistant. She’s a gem. She took so much pressure off of me with my duties to a list aiming box set, which was dragging me under. When I needed
an ARC team arranged and managed, I knew I could count on Melissa to organize it all. She saves me so much time by finding me the best Bookfunnel promos to join, and when a good one isn’t available, she
creates one for me. Newsletter swaps, Facebook groups, social media and so much more, these tasks not only bring me, new readers, they free me up to get more writing done. I couldn’t ask for more in a
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A.S. Fenichel/Andie Fenichel, author

"Melissa is a joy to work with as she has an excellent understanding of the online literary world, not only having the ability to come up with inspiring, creative ideas, but the know-how to implement them as well. Melissa is helpful, encouraging and has spot on instincts as to what will work for her authors in terms of their marketing and social media needs. She is the perfect literary assistant if you're looking for someone to lighten your load and I highly recommend her and her bouquet of bespoke services."

Alissa Baxter, author

"Melissa’s aptitude for marketing is unparalleled. Her ideas are fresh, unique, and captivating. But while I engaged Melissa’s services for creative support, I was blown away by her incredible depth of knowledge when it comes to social media planning and promotion management. Melissa moved projects that I had on the back burner for literal years to the forefront to not only increase my marketing efficiency but to hone my brand and more effectively reach my readers. I cannot describe the ease and comfort I have now with platforms that I simply ignored thanks to Melissa’s unbelievable knowledge and her skill for teaching me along the way. Thanks to Melissa's remarkable efforts, my marketing campaigns have achieved results that far exceeded any expectations I had set. Melissa is the exact assistant you want supporting your creative efforts."

Jessie Clever, author

"Melissa Makarewicz is an absolute pleasure to work with. She gave me helpful advice on how to improve my author newsletter and set up the on-boarding process for my new subscribers. I plan to work with her on a number of other projects in the future and highly recommend her services to anyone looking for a savvy, personable, and efficient author assistant." 

Laurie Benson, author

WORTH IT!

 

In more words I started following Melissa on Tiktok and favorited her videos because her information always felt like a conversation. When she offered a social media audit I jumped on it, and am happy to report that she is professional, timely, and personable. 

 

Those buzz words aside, I never felt like I had to apologize for what I was done or didn't know she kept the focus on what could be, and also explained why using previous clients as examples. So if you are like me and want some more direction on how and what to do with your author platform. She is definitely worth the investment. 

Nikolai Wisekal, author

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I was inspired to start The Literary Assistant with a goal to bring authors customizable and affordable options to help during the writing, publishing, and marketing process. I value transparency in pricing and quality in the services I provide.

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