Writing ebooks is one activity which is outsourced with a great deal of frequency. Ebooks are books which are published and distributed in a software format. Some consider them to be much more convenient than regular books because they can be downloaded to computers, laptops and a number of multimedia devices making it convenient for the individual to take the ebook with them everywhere they go. Another advantage of ebooks is they are typically less expensive than traditional books. This is because the publishing costs associated with publishing an ebooks is significantly lower than it is for publishing regular books. Outsourcing the writing of ebooks is a fairly common practice. There are a few simple guidelines which should be followed when selecting the perfect writer for the job and outsourcing the project.
Select an Accomplished Writer
One of the most basic guidelines for outsourcing an ebook is to select an accomplished writer who has experience relative to your niche subject. While giving a chance to a new writer is certainly noble, an ebook is not the ideal situation for making such a noble gesture. If you feel strongly about a particular writer who does not have relevant experience try offering him the opportunity to complete a smaller job for you such as a website article. An ebook is a large project in which you invest a great deal of time, money and energy and you want to be sure the end results are of a high quality.
Assist in the Creation of the Book Outline
The outline for an ebook is very important and should be established before work on the ebook commences. It is acceptable to make minor changes to the outline during the course of the project but the bulk of the outline should remain the same. This is important because a well developed outline will assist in creating a logical flow to the material presented in the ebook.
The client should always take an active role in developing the outline for the ebook. The writer may have ideas about the content he wants to include or believes is relevant but the responsibility for making the decision regarding what belongs in the ebooks is ultimately up to the client. Establishing an outline ahead of time will ensure there are no surprises when the final work is submitted.
Have the Ebook Edited Independently
The final tip we have to offer for outsourcing an ebook is to have the ebook edited independently rather than allowing the writer to edit the ebook. The writer may do an excellent job creating high quality content that is accurate, informative and interesting and may also do a fairly good job of proofreading the document but it is always worthwhile to have a fresh pair of eyes review the document. They are not as familiar with the project so they are more likely to notice errors which were previously overlooked by the writer who may miss the errors because when he was proofreading he knew what he meant to write and subconsciously makes the correction as he is reading through the document.
The other advantage of having the ebook edited independently is that the editor can review the document in reference to the outline to ensure all of the necessary subjects were adequately covered in the ebook.