Kindle Outsource Fiction- Reducing risk of plagiarism?

by mguy
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I'm looking to outsource fiction writing, and I'm familiar with the risk of plagiarism.

I have already cracked some of the fiction genre by writing it myself. I don't have a solid fan base, I write for high volume genres and by paying attention to what people like. Simply, my strength is in market research.

I will be outsourcing my fiction works and I want to protect myself as much as possible against plagiarism.

Writers will be exclusively from the Philippines - producing 10k novellas which will be edited and proofread by me. Garbage not allowed. I am only hiring writers who have a good track record. I will not pay peanuts.

I am also here now in the land of the smiles, and I encourage that I meet up with all of them so we can have an eye-to-eye talk (ie. cross me and i'll find you!) (how else can I leverage this?).

So my question is how to completely minimize the risk of getting plagiarized? I can incorporate if I needed.

Should I employ software and track them?

What contracts would I employ to make them think twice?

What other tactics can I employ?

IDEAS???


I'm looking to scale this so I have to make things right. And I understand the risk of plagiarism doesn't go away, I only want to minimize it as much as I can.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Ray
    I know for checking articles for plagiarism one of the most popular tools out there is Copyscape. It's been a while since I have used them, but you can likely use their system for this kind of job. You might just have to get a little creative.
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  • Originally Posted by mguy View Post

    So my question is how to completely minimize the risk of getting plagiarized? I can incorporate if I needed.
    Copyscape. It can go through entire novels so it minimizes plagiarism

    Originally Posted by mguy View Post

    Should I employ software and track them?
    Yes you can if it makes you more comfortable. But you to understand that the writing process varies for each writer. Some writers work in bursts and breaks (Gaiman) while some adhere to a schedule (King). So take the time to understand your writers work habit before you put them on a tracking software.

    Originally Posted by mguy View Post

    What contracts would I employ to make them think twice?
    I think letting them know that you'll be using Copyscape is enough of a deterrent.

    Originally Posted by mguy View Post

    What other tactics can I employ?
    If you're also concerned about entire story themes being plagiarized, you may want to consider hiring a full-time editor.
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  • Profile picture of the author themikerogers
    Originally Posted by mguy View Post

    I will be outsourcing my fiction works and I want to protect myself as much as possible against plagiarism.

    Writers will be exclusively from the Philippines - producing 10k novellas which will be edited and proofread by me. Garbage not allowed. I am only hiring writers who have a good track record. I will not pay peanuts.
    Use of copyscape is good, and smallseotools.com has a plagarism checker as well.

    I've used ghostwriters before and the best ones I have used were in the United States, and they weren't expensive (not peanuts either).
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    I'm not sure hiring writers from the Philippines is the best move.

    Your main readership will be North America, Canada, UK, Australia. Primarily, though, North America.

    The issue isn't so much that your writers may suffer from poor grammar (I'm sure they're well-educated and word-perfect), but the prose will have greater appeal if it's infused by American, Canadian, or British culture.
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    • Profile picture of the author mguy
      Originally Posted by Get Rich Methods View Post

      I'm not sure hiring writers from the Philippines is the best move.

      Your main readership will be North America, Canada, UK, Australia. Primarily, though, North America.

      The issue isn't so much that your writers may suffer from poor grammar (I'm sure they're well-educated and word-perfect), but the prose will have greater appeal if it's infused by American, Canadian, or British culture.
      I'm already profitable with Philippine based writers. I'm just looking to scale.

      Thanks for the plagiarism checkers. I'm going towards legal.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alice12345
        Originally Posted by mguy View Post

        I'm already profitable with Philippine based writers. I'm just looking to scale.

        Thanks for the plagiarism checkers. I'm going towards legal.
        Agree no more, the Philippine english is good. Their education system is in English. One of my VA is from PH. Good Choice.
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  • Profile picture of the author sweetcrabhoney18
    What you can do is buy short stories that are on a general niche and then have them lengthened and polished by someone else or by yourself. This will prevent people from plagiarizing since it'd be two or even more people working on the same book. Best of luck!
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