Back on track
So I got back to work on the project today. I started by continuing to work on the outline. I think I found an interesting way to organize it that I haven’t really seen in other books. I was thinking of organizing the chapters in the way that you would actually go about researching a family tree. Namely: Plan, Collect, Evaluate, Record. I figure I’ll go into depth in each section and hopefully that will reinforce in the reader’s mind the order in which they should tackle their research.
On another note, I started some quick research into finding an editor. I checked out fiverr.com and there are plenty of people out there that will edit your documents for you. The going rate for the top editors seems to be about $5 per 1000 words and the time required is anywhere from 24 hours to 3 days.
After a quick google search I’ve found that an eBook tends to have about 210 words per page and an average eBook (educational) has somewhere between 30 and 100 pages. So I’m looking at about 6,000 to 21,000 words. Which means about $30 to $105 to edit. So, to stay within budget, I think I’m going to look to stay at around the 50 page mark or about 10000 words. That means about $50 for editing and another $25 or less for the cover art. I’ll research that another day. But of course, the outline and material will dictate the length regardless of what I’m planning for.
I also found the following site which describes a method to write an ebook in 30 days. Very similar to what I’m doing here.
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