Ghostwriting

You might not love writing. (Not everyone does.)

Or, you might quite like it, but just don’t have time to sit down and craft your thoughts and ideas into perfect prose.

Or, you might simply find it easier to express your thoughts and ideas via the spoken word.

All of which to say: you may have tried writing a book before and decided to shelve the idea.

Which is a shame.

For all the talk about video taking over the world, books are still a lasting and powerful way to spread ideas. They’re also a brilliant marketing tool for savvy speakers and give a level of credibility few other mediums offer.

So, how do you get your book written?

All you need is a ghostwriter. (Me.)

You, as the author of the book, supply the ideas, theory, stories, etc.

I, as the ghostwriter, will arrange everything on paper in a marketable form.

How do I do this?

  • I first do a developmental edit. This will nail down:
    • The big idea of the book,
    • The target market, and
    • A working title and sub-title.
  • From here, we will work up the book’s outline. (At which point I will perform a structural edit.)
  • I will then identify existing content (blog post, podcasts etc) that contain the building blocks I need to construct the chapters. Where there are gaps in the content, I will either interview you, (via Skype), or send you a series of questions you can record your answers to. (Short story: I figure out the best way to get the content out of you, and do that.)
  • I then turn all that content into cohesive prose that delivers on the promise the book’s title makes, while also ensuring the book is written in your voice.
  • Once the first draft is ready, you will go through it and make any necessary corrections, (facts/voice/phraseology).
  • This will produce a second draft. If you wish to send the book out to beta readers, this is the point to do it.
  • After actioning any feedback from beta readers, the book will go to a line editor.
  • Once back from the line editor, I will do a final readthrough, fix anything I feel needs fixing, and then provide you with the final draft.
  • From here, it’s time to get the book designed, proofread, and then submitted for publication.

Who this service is best suited to?

Ghostwriting is a big investment! There’s no getting around that. You’re most likely to get a return on your investment if:

  • You have a big profile/large following or you’re a marketing ninja and are confident you can generate more than 5000 book sales in the 2-3 months post-launch.
  • You’re an entrepreneur who offers high level coaching, membership, software or consultation services, and will be able to leverage your book to drive sales.
  • You’re a speaker who can leverage the credibility of a book to command higher speaking fees.

Costs

  • $24,000 USD for books up to 40,000 words
  • $36,000 USD for books 40,000-60,000 words
  • $48,000 USD for books 60,000-80,000 words

 

Book a call

For a free consultation to help you determine whether you’ll get ROI on your ghostwriting investment, click here to book a time.

 

Please note: The items highlighted in red above are not considered part of the ghostwriting process and are billed separately. You can use your own line editor and designer. Or I can connect you with my preferred suppliers.