Want to write a book and live overseas?
Then I have good news!
My friend, Barbara Bruehwiler produces expat city and country guides and is looking for authors…
We are looking for authors to write Expat-Living.info Guides for their host city or country. The authors we are looking for have to be expats in their host city; we need someone who knows the expat “scene” in her town..
Our authors need to be or have: fluent in English; interested in expat issues; in the know of how expats live in her town and what challenges they face; a wide network; diverse interests; happy in her host city; a good sense of humour; be able to give practical advice; able to do research; and, of course, be diligent and reliable.
Authors follow a given format. They adapt it to the circumstances of their host city. Host cities must have a big expat community. Expat-Living.info Guides are published for cities and for a whole country. In South Africa, for instance, we will have a Guide to Johannesburg, one to Cape Town, and one to South Africa. The ones for one city drill down as deep as possible and give as much specific information as possible. The author who is the first in one country has the right to not only publish the Guide to her city, but also the one to the country.
Royalties are 14.70 USD per book, and the authors can earn another 44 USD per book for referrals.
Authors write a Reference Guide of about 200 pages (but can take over 4 chapters plus much more from the first Guide), plus collect interviews (questions are given) with 6 expats from different continents. They need to check and, if appropriate, update the Reference Guide every 3 months. And they answer clients’ questions: Clients can send questions via emails to the company who answers, if possible, and only sends the ones to the author that they can’t answer.
Becoming an Expat-Living.info author is ideal even for someone who has already published a book because it offers another platform to market the first book. But, because the format is given and we are able to offer support, this is also the kind of book that is easy to write for a beginner.
More information can be found on our website: www.expat-living.info . Authors please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org .