How to find a Writer for a BookTo find an author for a book
Finding a good paged out e-book author
Following my triumph in locating a few Filipino devs, I thought I would try to find them directly. So I was looking for someone who could create a full e-book, not just another columnist. I' m guessing it's pretty simple to type 300-700 words on a particular topic, but typing 100 pages is a completely different game.
I' m usually a very trustful one so I had no trouble prepaying her $100 (and another $100 on pickup I think it was). After learning almost nothing, I followed the same policy of employing the second author. I didn't prepay anything this year, but was still moved around for a few month.
Then I thought it was best to switch strategies. Usually I use most of all Eloance, but this one I used oDesk. Don't count on the author for your research. She seemed to have a really good English and she had actually authored and released her own work.
So I sent her all the research and she began the trial. In this case, things did not (again) go as scheduled. It took a long while to write. When I was working, I had said that I wanted a lead times of one months. So... should I do this again (and I'll probably do it), I'll make a portion of the prize a completion timely reward (or be a little more aggressive with the vendor).
I didn't quit because she sent me a section from year to year and the qualitiy was very high! I would have had no problem to pay $100 more and get the whole thing in a whole week instead of five. So, next I will try the reward incentives scheme (I'll let you know when I do it:)).
I can also insist on getting a section every year the author finishes it. Doing so will make it simpler to succeed the whole procedure and also provide inputs to the e-book early in the proces.