Hire the world's best author assistants

Are you looking for help in your author business? Need someone to manage your email? Can't keep up with social media? 
Let us help you. Busy Bee is the world's largest platform for finding author assistants - by authors, for authors.

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Why use Busy Bee?

You can't do it all

As if writing book after book wasn't enough, there are also a ton of other things you need to do as an authorpreneur - admin, social media, marketing. Are you sure you can be a one-man-band and still have time to crank out those words?

Built by authors, for authors

Busy Bee assistants are not just 'regular' virtual assistants. They are vetted professionals who specifically work with writers. They know what you need and what being an author requires. Their job is to manage tasks in the best possible way to make your life easier.

Flexible, affordable, fast

Our aim at Busy Bee is to find the absolute best assistant for your needs. Just tell us what you are looking for, and we'll go the extra mile to help you out. You can expect assistants to contact you within of a few hours.

Create your job listing in less than 5 minutes

  • Describe your project, requirements and timeline.

  • Select your preferred type of assistant (specific skills, etc.)

  • If you have already found an assistant you'd like to work with, you can reach out to them directly!

Let us introduce you to available and qualified assistants

  • Assistants will be able to check out your project brief and self-qualify themselves as a good fit or not.

  • Interested assistants can request a job intro, which we will make by email

  • Schedule a call with assistants you find interesting to discuss details.

Get all the support you need throughout the hiring process

  • We always ensure you get connected to the assistants we believe are the best fit

  • At the same time, we also read each and every job that gets posted, so that the assistants are only seeing applications relevant to their skills.

  • You can always count on ongoing email support throughout the process.

Our Story

My name is Brian Berni. I have been around books all my life, first as a researcher, then as an expert book marketer. Through my agency, I have helped hundreds of authors sell more books. I know the ins and outs of running an author business, and I know how challenging it can get. These days we need to wear countless 'hats': accountant, marketer, social media manager, etc. Can't we just write?
Busy Bee is my answer to that question.


My name is Alexa Bigwarfe. I am the founder and CEO of Write|Publish|Sell and host of the Women in Publishing Summit. I provide events, training opportunities, tools, resources, and content to guide and educate authors and industry professionals through the process of publishing and marketing books. My community also serves as a place for encouragement and support in this journey.

Find your dream assistant now!

This is such a needed service for authors. I've used VA/PA services from other well-known freelance platforms, but they can be overwhelming and daunting. Looking for an assistant who has some knowledge of the author world (such as Bookbub Ads) is like looking for a needle in a haystack with these larger platforms. I had been dragging my feet on hiring a more permanent VA/PA for so long because I didn't want to have to deal with looking through that proverbial haystack, but Busy Bee makes it so easy to find the assistant you need for the work you need as an author. Thank you, Brian!!

Em Brown, Bestselling Author

Limited-time offer: list your job for free

We are just getting started, and to show you what we can do for you we are making the first listings on our website completely free.

  • Super-easy to post a job

  • All our assistants are top-class so you will always work with the best

  • 100% Free (limited time)!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What happens after I post my job request?

    As soon as you post your job request, we will send you a confirmation email.
    At the same time, we will notify our database of author assistant who fit your skill and budget requirement about your job. From there, freelancers will be able to see the details of your project and, if interested, request an introduction to you.
    All introductions will be made by email and it is the freelancer that will take the initiative to schedule a time with you to discuss your project.
    We will continue to make email introductions until you close the project and have found the perfect fit.

  • What should I do if I don't hear from a freelancer you introduced me to?

    We expect a freelancer to reach out on the day that we make the email introduction to you.
    If you don't hear from them, please feel free to respond to the introduction and we will follow up on your behalf.
    At times, our emails can end up in spam folders.

  • How much is this going to cost?

    BusyBee is just starting out.
    We want you to love our service, so there are no subscription fees or upgrades for authors.

Are you an author assistant?

Whether you are just starting out or already a seasoned pro assistant, we want to help you find and work with amazing authors!

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