Need a book ghostwritten to promote your business or establish your expertise as a speaker or consultant? Hoping to put together the next hit that will simply sell and make you money? Or maybe you're in the financial position just to have a story told, regardless of your ROI -- maybe leaving a legacy is most important of all?
Whatever your circumstance, I'd like to offer you the combined benefits of:
Yes ... there's a lot more to a book than having an idea, and a lot more to succeeding with a ghostwriter than handing over those ideas. From our first conversation, you'll find that I'm not just trying to write for you. I'm trying to think through your end goals and how those are reached. What format does the book take? Do you need a publisher? How do you build an audience? Etc. If that sounds like the right approach to you, I encourage you to read on.
Please note that I am NOT interested to ghostwrite autobiographies. I am most interested in working on books related to business (non-technical), health, or philosophy as well as novels.
One of the first things most people want to know is what it will cost to hire a ghostwriter. It's a good question to ask. I've been writing for a long time and have built up a lot of experience, so I am more expensive than beginners. On the other hand, I am less expensive than most agency writers, as agencies mark up the rates, and may or may not offer other benefits.
You'll find that ghostwriter rates for typical books range like crazy, from $5000 to $50,000 and beyond. My rates are about in the middle if you're talking about a book of 60,000 to 80,000 words or so. (Generally $25 to $30,000.) On the other hand, many people today are looking for faster reads, and you could put together a legitimate, valuable book that's only 100 pages or so, potentially keeping costs under $10,000. In some instances, I also reduce my rates because someone has provided a great deal of material they've already written. If it's of good enough quality, I can take on more of an advanced editing job and cut costs quite a lot.
This is a key question to ask. If a ghostwriter suggests that s/he has connections that will help you, make sure that using these connections is part of your contract. Even then, remember that the best connections in the world won't help if you don't have a well-written book that's in demand and has a solid marketing plan behind it. Make no mistake -- if you don't have a marketing plan in place (especially a pre-built audience!), publishers generally won't care about the book! (But we can develop that plan if this fits with your goals.)
I am happy to discuss your needs ahead of time. I can help with everything from sketching out the project to gathering the information for it (interviews, research, etc.) to building a website for its promotion, and more.
Importantly, I include a detailed contract to protect both of us, so everyone knows exactly what to expect -- what's included, timing of the project, etc.
I am available RIGHT NOW to talk with you about your project and to provide a quote. If you're happy with my early guidance and a quote, I can develop a custom sample so you have a real sense of what it's like to work with me. If you want to reserve me for my next opening, we can sign a contract and you can make a deposit on the project.
Interested to try talk about your project? Please contact me here! Thank you.