But you need help to tell it.
A book is a classy, special way to prove your expertise, uplift your career, and make you or your company stand out.
Or it can simply be your way of promoting your passion or your life’s work.
But you’re busy. Writing is hard, or at least not the best use of your time. Most of all, you want your story told right, in a reasonable timeframe.
Why I can help you.
My name is Jame DiBiasio and I am a published author. I also run a media business focused on digital finance, called DigFin. My specializations are finance, fintech, innovation, and history.
I’ve lived around the world and spent most of my career in Asia as a financial journalist and editor. I was born in the USA and call Hong Kong home. (I can write to meet US or UK styles of English.)
I also write novels – crime thrillers – so there’s always a bit of that pacy style in my non-fiction. Finance and history can be page-turners too!
Nothing showcases expertise like a book.
COWRIES TO CRYPTO: THE HISTORY OF MONEY, CURRENCY AND WEALTH was commissioned by OANDA, a global leader in online multi-asset trading services and currency data.
WHO KILLED THE KING OF BAGAN? tells the history of Myanmar’s first capital, now a gorgeous tourist destination with thousands of pagodas. Published by Penguin Random House SEA.
BLOCK KONG profiles 21 of Hong Kong’s leading blockchain entrepreneurs. Co-authored with Charles D’Haussy.
Jame wrote a truly unique book on our behalf, making a potentially dry subject both engaging and entertaining thanks to his understated sense of humor and attention to detail. And he delivered the entire project in record time. We couldn’t be happier with the end result.Melinda Earsdon, OANDA
Jame’s writing skills, industry knowledge and enthusiasm for my project makes him the ideal partner. I can’t imagine anyone else who could help me produce my book profiling Hong Kong’s blockchain entrepreneurs.Charles D’Haussy, ConsenSys
How it works
We determine your reasons for wanting a book, length, style, and whether this will be published by you, or if we go for a commercial publishing contract.
You give me interview time and open your network so I can speak with everyone and read up on the relevant material.
By month two we develop an outline. Then I get to work, delivering you chapters for feedback.
If your intention is to have the book commercially published, we start to contact them by months three or four.
By the end of month six, I deliver to you a complete draft manuscript as a Word document.
Bylines & size
I’m a published author with my own brand and reputation in Asia’s financial and fintech markets.
My clients have preferred to have books carry my name as author or co-author. I also take this privilege into account for pricing.
Books vary in size. The best way to measure them is by word count (because fonts and layouts determine pages and feel).
A typical airport novel is 80,000 words. My history book about money came in at 50,000. Some projects may only require 20,000 words.
Regardless of size, writing the manuscript is likely to take four to six months to complete.
A full-length book is an investment of mid-to-high five figures (US$).
I account for bylines, amount of research required, whether you want to submit to commercial publishers or want help with self-publishing (print and/or digital), and other particulars.
Contact me for details.