I am authoring a series of books on various countries around the world and need some talented writers and e-book creators to help me in this task.
You will have two choices in regards to payment:
1.) I will pay you a flat fee (your bid price) via GAF escrow and All rights to the book will remain mine (however I would be very happy to include your full name in the "acknowledgements" page), and only my name will appear as the author, meaning you get paid once and that is it.
2.) I will pay you a very small fee ($1) via GAF escrow but you will retain 20% rights to the ebook which could net you thousands of dollars over the next few years as my books sell, AND you will be named on the front cover as co-author.
The job at hand is to create an e-book, cover and all and then write the chapters I instruct you to write (I will be writing parts of it as well, along with proofing, editing and the like).
Below is a sample (not a real country) that will give you an idea of what you will be doing. The books will be quite large, but I will be writing the majority of the chapters. Below is a sample of what you would be responsible for:
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Map of country
Table of Contents
Chapter 2 – About the country
An Introduction to the country
A Look at the Country's Regions
Who's Settling in the country?
Chapter 3 – A Short History of the country
The Future of the country's Politics
Chapter 4 – The language
A List of Words to Know
Chapter 5 – Choosing a Location and Finding a Home
Maps of different areas
Details of different areas
The Real Estate Market in the different areas
Preferred Contacts in each group
Which area is right for you?
Chapter 6 – Securing Your Dream Property
Types of Ownership
Securing Your Dream Property, Step-by-Step
Chapter 7 – Becoming a Resident
Types of Visas Available
Obtaining your Second Passport
Chapter 8 – The Economic Picture
A Little Economic History
The Investment Climate
Chapter 9 – A Look at the Cost of Living
Living Like A Local On $?? Per Month
Living Like A Ex-pat On $??? Per Month
Living Like A Tourist On $???? Per Month
Living Like A Greedy, Paranoid Pig On $???? A Month
Chapter 10 – Traveling To the country
Getting To the country from North America
Getting To the country From Europe
Renting A Car
Using Public Transportation
Staying In Touch (Telephones, skype, etc)
What To Pack
Suggested Sight Seeing Itineraries
Appendix A – Fact Sheet
Appendix B – Contact List
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As you can see, this should be a fun job for the entusiastic writer.
I will be providing a complete outline and will be right there every step of the way in regards to communication to ensure a good product.
*** PROJECT BID DETAILS ***: Please bid on a per word basis or per book basis, just PM or leave details right in your bid.
The e-book creation, maps, insertion of pics (the more the better!), should be figured into the bid price.
Also, please be as realistic as you can be about time frame. Do not bid 7 days and then take 27 days to finish! if it will take you 120 days, then bid 120 days ... hinesty is the best policy!
Also, I am looking to do MANY of these books and if you do a good job on one, I would love to hire you time and time again!
FINALLY, below is a list of countries I would like to cover, so please tell me WHICH COUNTRY you want to write about in your bid:
ALL non-EU European countries (Ukraine, etc)
ALL South American Countries Except Argentina and Uruguay
ALL Central American Countries except Panama, C.R. and Nicaragua
ALL South Pacific Island Countries Except Tonga and Philippines
Antigua and Barbuda
I hope to hear from you soon,
P.S. Please PM me with samples of prior work if you have any (this is not required but is helpful).