I appreciate your taking your time to learn about SkillBites. Let me tell you a little about myself and why I decided to form SkillBites.
I am an attorney who represents primarily small businesses, and I am a mediator and arbitrator mostly of business disputes. Back in 2011, I was trying to figure out how to get more mileage out of the numerous speeches, trainings and articles I had written. It occurred to me that I could compile the information into a book. I had never written a book before, and didn’t really want to expend the time and effort to write a book.
Then I thought, perhaps I could write a series of short books. That sounded a lot easier, and I thought it would have greater appeal to the reader as well. I went online to find a good publishing platform to use, and couldn’t find one. There were various resources for fiction writers, children’s books, cookbooks and other types of books, but not for short business books.
I then reached out to my network to ask whether anyone knew of a good resource for me. Of the people who responded, none knew of such a resource. About 60 people asked me to share the resource if I found a good one, as they liked my idea and wanted to do the same thing.
Knowing that so many people were self-publishing, I decided to try self-publishing my books. I wrote my first one, The Essentials of Negotiating Effectively, got a cover designed and got it on Amazon. It was time-consuming and frustrating. I made a lot of mistakes, and the book looked awful! Eventually, after many revisions, I got it to look reasonably decent.
I sent it around to various colleagues and clients, and got some great feedback. Everyone loved the short book! Many people told me that the quick read actually saved them a lot of money! One colleague told me she got free shipping on a pair of shoes she bought on a business trip! Before she read my book, she said it never would have occurred to her to ask for free shipping, saving her over $20.
Twenty-two people asked me to help them with their books. I found that I liked helping them, and in the process, I learned easier and quicker ways to get books written and published. I designed the SkillBites publishing process specifically to help business owners and other professionals to get their books written and published, so their books could help them gain the credibility and visibility that would enable them to grow their business.
Since starting the company in 2012, we’ve helped hundreds of authors get their books done. We’ve expanded beyond the short “how-to” business book to longer books, memoirs, even children’s books and novels.
We understand that it is hard to find the time to write a book while you are running a business or working full time. If you’ve never written a book before, you may not know how to start, or what the steps are for writing a book. We have developed various resources to help you, including a course on book writing, a strategic book plan service as well as offering ghostwriting, book coaching and outline services. With our help, you can start writing your book today and complete it quicker!
After you’ve written a book, it can be frustrating to figure out what to do with your manuscript, how to find a good editor or cover designer, how to self-publish your book and how to promote your book. We have designed our publishing platform for you! We offer a course on how to publish, promote and leverage a book so you can do it all yourself, and we have services available to handle everything for you.
We can create a custom package for you, consisting of only the services you desire. You won’t have to spend your time searching for, interviewing and conducting reference checks for editors, cover designers and other contractors, and you’ll get professional publishing services. It’s easy, quick and convenient with everything in one place. And we pride ourselves on our excellent customer service, which our customers rave about.
If you are dissatisfied with the work we do for you, let us know why you are dissatisfied. If it’s our fault and we can’t fix it, you can terminate the work and pay only for the portion of services you’ve accepted.