This writing project will be a piece of cake for someone who knows what they're doing. I would like a book written about how to build an effective forum or message board. I'm looking for 12 chapters, with 4 subchapters in each one, for a total of 48 subchapters. Length of each subchapter approx. 4 pages. That's a total of about 200 pages. This needs to include how to make the forum powerful, useful, and effective. Here's a rough outline of how the 12 chapters may look. 1. What is a forum? Define a forum and go over the history of BBSes and forums. What forums are used for, and who uses them. Advantages over other types of online community. 2. How to participate in forums to ask questions, find answers, and discover opinions. 3. Why you should start a forum. Become an authority in your niche, build stickiness. How to choose your forum topic or niche. 4. Technical choices for how to start the forum. Self-hosted, remotely-hosted, etc. 5. Optimal ways of setting up your forum. How to decide on categories and forums. 6. How to get the forum started by seeding with posts. Forum posting services. 7. Designing your forum with templates. How to do custom forum design and custom setups. 8. How to get visitors and turn them into active members. How to get people to come back again and again. How to build a sense of community and a sense of ownership. 9. How to make money running the forum. Includes revenue through advertising and premium memberships. 10. Building onto your forum with extensions and plug-ins. Plus, a discussion of other customizations and how these can make all the difference. 11. How to promote your forum or website by participating in other forums. This includes signatures and links in posts. 12. The future of forums. How they're changing or staying the same. How they compare with new Web 2.0 social networking services. How they're evolving in the coming years.
200 page PDF and the source files used to generate it. All deliverables will be considered "work made for hire" under U.S. Copyright law. Buyer will receive exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, GNU, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site per the coder's Seller Legal Agreement).
This should be eventually turned into a PDF eBook, which can be viewed on all platforms. Thanks!