May ‘22 Newsletter
SkillBites’ mission is to make it as easy and convenient as possible for business owners and professionals to write, publish and prosper from their business book. In that regard, we not only offer services to help people get their books written, published, promoted and leveraged; we also offer resources such as our podcast, blog and newsletter. In this month’s podcast, for instance, my guest is Shadeed Eleazer, who will be sharing how you can license the content of your book to companies and earn extra income from your book. In the tips section of this newsletter, you can learn about a great tool for creating striking images of your book cover that you can use on social media, your website and other marketing materials. I am currently planning on adding a new area to the website offering a resource center for people to find a host of resources to help them with their book. Stay tuned!
On a different note, I want to wish my wonderful husband a very happy 25th wedding anniversary. It’s been such a terrific ride these past 25 years with you.
1. Upcoming Events
Publishing Profits Workshop
On May 9, I’ll be hosting a workshop called Publishing Profits: Create A Path To Your Book’s Success. It’s for business owners and professionals who want to publish a book (or have already published a book) to be known as a thought leader, grow their business, generate more leads, get speaking engagements or other business objectives. In this 90 minute workshop, you’ll actually put together a plan for how you will use your book to gain the results you are seeking.
When you know why you want to write a book and how you will use your book, you’ll have the focus to get your book done and the steps to achieve the results you are seeking.
Sign up for this workshop before May 4 to get the early bird rate and save $20.
Get Your Book Done Workshop
Figuring out how to carve out the time to write a book is one of the biggest challenges facing business owners who want to publish a book. On May 16, I’ll be hosting a workshop called It’s About Time … To Write Your Book. In this ninety minute workshop, you’ll develop your plan for how you will get your book done. For more information and to sign up, click here.
Fastrack Your Book
For those of you who are struggling to get your book written, I’ve developed a program that will provide the knowledge, guidance, support and accountability you need to write your book. I’ll be running the Fastrack Your Book program, meeting for 90 minutes twice a month, as well as office hours for asking questions and getting feedback. The program is specifically designed to help business owners and professionals get their book written. The program will be starting soon. How long have you been working on your book? If you want your book published with copies in hand by year end, this program will help you get there. If you are interested, email me or call me so we can have a conversation and make sure you are a good fit.
2. New Author
SkillBites will soon be publishing the book by first time author Julie Kalmenson Lyons of Dissociative Identity Disorder, or DID. Sometimes people feel stuck, unaware of or trying to ignore parts of their personality that can actually help them reach their goals or help them find their genius.
Originally created to help people who experienced challenges with multiple aspects of themselves (formerly labeled as multiple personality disorder), anyone can benefit from the use of this simple 3-step method to unlock amazing parts of themselves. Just Say “Hi” to Amazing Parts of Yourself reframes individual coping styles as mental diversity, bringing a positive outlook to the term mental health. You will learn to have more compassion for yourself and for others; to move forward in your life and do things that you have previously been unable to accomplish. You’ll feel freedom to be who you are.
3. Last Call
As I advised in last month’s newsletter, I hosted a summit in March with a ton of experts to help people write, publish and prosper from a business book. Attendees raved about the terrific speakers and content.
“Thanks for this great summit. Very grateful to all the phenomenal speakers for all the golden nuggets.”
“Great speakers! Valuable info!”
“Outstanding experience. A billion thanks.”
“This has been nothing but God for me. So thankful to have been invited. A wealth a knowledge.”
The Summit is now over, but if you missed it, there is still time to get the recordings and a host of valuable gifts by purchasing one of the VIP packages. No matter where you are in the book writing journey, you’ll find some awesome resources to help you succeed with your book.
Each of the VIP packages includes the recordings of all the presentations, which will allow you to:
- Watch the presentations at your leisure, as well as have the ability to pause or rewind so you can take notes.
- Receive each of the valuable gifts offered by the speakers, including a book writing blueprint, publicity action guide, 240 speaker leads, and so much more.
- Gain exclusive access to valuable free bonus courses, events, and trainings that are available ONLY to those who purchase one of these packages (the Ultimate VIP Package is the best value, with resources worth over $8,000).
To view those packages, click here.
4. The SkillBites Show
Each month, we bring you an expert to help you get your book done, leverage your book, grow your business or improve your life. The shows are recorded, and you can listen to the recording by clicking here.
On our next SkillBites Show our guest will be Shadeed Eleazer. Shadeed is a US Navy Veteran and Baltimore’s leading Small Business Advisor. Experts and Entrepreneurs hire his team to help them convert their Intellectual Property into a license-ready curriculum that is sold to corporations, universities, and government agencies. This increases recurring revenue for the business and solves the problem of the time for money exchange for my clients.
Have you published a book and now you’re wondering how you will monetize your published work? In this exclusive interview, licensing expert Shadeed Eleazer will outline a proven gameplan for self-published authors to define and monetize their intellectual property by creating licensing partnerships with universities and corporations.
Last month, my guest was Jasmine Jonte. Jasmine helps experts turn brain dumps into world-class programs! Her Done-For-You Course Creation agency takes care of everything — from the big picture promise down to the last worksheet download. In this episode, Jasmine covered the mistakes to avoid when creating a course, what course platform to use, and how to turn your book into an online course, among other topics.
If you missed this presentation, you can listen to it by clicking here.
Do you have expertise that you believe would benefit the SkillBites community of entrepreneurs and authors? If you would like to be the guest on the monthly SkillBites Show, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-783-4519.
5. Tip of the Month: Book Images
I recently came across a cool app for creating book images to us on your website, landing pages, social media, book marks, testimonials, promo videos, emails and other marketing material. It even allows you to create images containing the covers of multiple books that you have published. The app is called MockUpShots.com, which provides over 600 images and is incredibly easy to use. I’ve provided a few samples of images of the book covers of two SkillBites’ clients:
If you’d like to see what your book could look like, let me know, and I’ll send you a sample. Or if you want lifetime access to this app, just click here.
6. Earn Commissions For Referrals
Do you know anyone who has been wanting to write a book but has been stalling? Let them know that SkillBites offers a variety of services to make book writing and publishing easy, quick and convenient. When you sign up to be a SkillBites affiliate, you can get a commission for each person who signs up to purchase SkillBites services through your unique referral link. To obtain more information and to sign up for our referral program, click here.
Thanks for supporting SkillBites. If there is anything you think we ought to be doing better or anything we should be doing that we’re not, please let us know. We value your input.