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Ebook Writer for Hire

It’s official. You can hire me as an Ebook Writer through this site.

I wrote several ebooks at the start of 2010. Many of them stretched beyond my advertised 8,000 words. Two of them measured more than 12,000 words. One I combined with previously written content and tailored it to fit into the nice 31,000 word box.

I have a soft stop set at 8,000 words. But I’m a perfectionist. I write until I feel the topic has been explained.

You may be asking what type of content I can write. Anything. Well, almost. I steer clear of heavy medical topics, ebooks venturing into the world of law, and those steeped in scientific theory. Of course, I can write about these topics, but not at my advertised price.

I can write ebooks on any topic. Here are a few ebooks I could easily write:

  • Affiliate marketing
  • CPA marketing
  • Site building
  • Freelancing
  • Online advertising: Google adwords, Facebook Ads, and any other content network
  • Article marketing
  • Writing
  • Small business
  • Personal finance
  • Blogging
  • Video creation
  • Any web tool/web technique — including bits about coding, etc.
  • Sports related
  • Travel related
  • Gaming
  • Computer repair/upgrade/installation guides

I know about computer related topics, but can also research and write about weight loss, dog training, vacuum repair, or any other topic.

Why Create an Ebook?

It’s simple — online businesses need to leverage their information for personal information. It also helps to build credibility with a new visitor to your website. You offer XYZ solution in your ebook to their immediate need. Maybe the ebook is free or maybe you charge for it. That’s your decision. I write it, and you make the decision on what to do with it.

Formatting and all that jazz do come as part of the package — to an extent. Ok, you want to see it don’t you.

Find out why you should hire me as your Ebook Writer.

How to Format an Ebook

Bible pages
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I have a new project in the queue. I’m excited to be doing something other than simply writing articles. This project takes me deep into formatting. I’ve been looking around online, brushing up on standards and whatnot — only to find there’s really not much in the way of hard and fast rules. The content I found seemed more inclined to deal with formatting for ebook readers than for computer reading.

So I’m going to dig a bit further, roll up my sleeves, and jot down the things I feel make for good techniques when it comes to ebook formatting.

First thing is to use Microsoft Word to its fullest. The first ebook I formatted required several key adjustments to make this edit easier as well as any future edits.

  • Use Heading and Title formatting on chapter and subsection titles. This ensures you can create a dynamic ToC when the time comes.
  • Make the font large enough to read on a computer screen.
  • Use at least 1.5 spacing between lines. Double spacing is a little too much, but single spacing can get tiresome on a computer screen.
  • Use headers and footers to accentuate the ebook. Capture a design element from the cover page and include it in the footer. Something graphical preferably.
  • Use page numbers, but start them after the ToC. Word can do this through a little trickery.
  • Use margins around 3/4 of an inch for the sides, but at least 1″ for the top and bottom.
  • The cover page can use color, but the other pages should minimize color. Remember some folks might actually want to print the 100 pages and not use up their entire ink well.

The tips should give you a good start on your ebook formatting. If it passes the visual test, then it probably works. If it’s your ebook, then you might run a test group to see if there’s anyway to improve it.