Author & Publisher Services

I have many years experience in book promotion. Mainly Crime Fiction but other genres too. I have worked with several publishers and authors doing a range of tasks. Please read on for more information on my skills and experience. I can be contacted at jill@booksnall.blog if you require any further information. Thank you for reading. Jill x


After bringing up my children I worked for many years as a GP receptionist where I gained good people skills which I have built on since. I left in 1999 to study a full time degree course, graduating in 2003 with a 2:1 BA (hons) degree in Accounting and Information Systems. I then worked in Finance and studied for the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants professional qualification (CIMA). About half way through the course I changed jobs and lost the funding so had to shelve the studying. I then discovered a love of Information Analysis and worked in this area until January 2018 when I left to work on a self-employed basis.

I have very advanced skills in Excel and Word and many years’ experience working with all MS Office applications. I have built systems using Excel and Access to automate many processes, PowerPoint presentations for meetings (many high level meetings), minutes for meetings, questionnaires and many other kinds of documentation.

Several years ago, I built on my love of reading and set up a blog which I manage myself thereby improving my website skills and then set up a small business offering Social Media Promotion and virtual author assistant work. During this time, I did a lot of freelance work for Bloodhound Books producing Royalty Reports, managing and refining the royalty spreadsheet and other administrative tasks including ordering paperbacks for authors and invoicing. As the company ‘outgrew’ the spreadsheet system the Stison Royalty System was introduced, and I managed the setting up and implementation of this including transferring data and producing detailed documentation to enable others to use it. I continued to run the Royalty reporting until April 2018.

I also work with Joffe Books, Junction Publishing, and various self-published authors arranging and managing Blog Tours, launch parties and other promotions including social media scheduling. I have a good reputation and massive following on Social Media and have developed very good relationships with thousands of authors, readers and bloggers across all Social Media platforms. I am also experienced in setting up and monitoring paid adverts (in particular Amazon ads) and calculating ROI, identifying profitable ads etc. I am also familiar with Launch schedules and the publication process.

Referees are available on request.

My CV is available here: https://1drv.ms/w/s!ArIU5Ve5TgyXhLJhjsTSDRZZJIyOlA