I’m getting ready to announce an East coast book tour. In planning my Silicon Valley tour, I learned that between scheduling, getting the details needed out, making sure I knew where I was sleeping, there was a large amount of administrative work involved. So I’d like to hire someone to take care of all that for me next time.
I think the tasks will include:
- Engage with companies/venues interested in having me speak to work through scheduling & logistics, including ordering books
- Scheduling (including travel time, setup, speaking, signing)
- Travel coordination including hotels & trains
Do you have recommendations for a virtual assistant service that you’ve used for something at this level of complexity?
Alternately, convince me that I want a specialized book tour operator? My experience in Silicon Valley was that most venues were companies, and many were good enough to buy the books for their employees. So I don’t think I need someone specialized.