|About the Book|
Any proficient writer can move into ghost writing.It’s very well paid.There are proven techniques you should know. Tip: get good advice and working guidelines from an experienced ghost writer before you begin.Dear Writer,I used to be aMoreAny proficient writer can move into ghost writing.It’s very well paid.There are proven techniques you should know. Tip: get good advice and working guidelines from an experienced ghost writer before you begin.Dear Writer,I used to be a professional ghost writer. Two friends were also successful ghost writers and they were also highly paid.It’s an interesting and rewarding occupation. Especially as you can do it as a second income project alongside your regular job. No one need know you have a lucrative sideline writing other people’s books for them.So why aren’t we all still doing it? The truth is you can only do this kind of writing for about ten years before you get intellectually restless and you want to move on to other things. We did it, we banked the money and we moved on.However, we’ve written down the techniques and tips YOU should know if you want to spend your ten years as a ghost writer. You can download our experience as an ebook report.In my case I wrote marketing reports and business documents, press releases and speeches for other people. Clients paid me well. I enjoyed doing it and I upsized my family home on the proceeds.Richard wrote autobiographies for rich car dealers, property tycoons and show biz celebrities. He was writing up to three of them at a time when he was busy. He was ghost writing full time. He’s written 110 books, so you could say he knows the writing business.David wrote informative ‘how to’ instruction books. He also ghost wrote glossy books for famous adventurers who were mostly out there having adventures.According to Ghostwriters Ink magazine, the flat fee for ghost writing is around $12,000 to $28,000 per book. Find out why it varies.Wikipedia says having a trade magazine article ghost written pays “$4 per word or more, depending on the complexity of the article”. Writing about a company’s new machine is relatively simple journalism, so the fee is under $4 a word.US literary agent Madeleine Morel told Wikipedia the average ghost writers advance for writing a book which will go to a major publisher is between $30,000 and $100,000.The New York Times said the ghost writer’s fee for Hillary Clintons Living History memoir was $500,000.I don’t know where you see yourself on this ghost writers ladder, but I’ll assume you have one foot on the lowest rung and you’re ready to start climbing. Congratulations. You won’t regret it.Tip: Start with someone easy and non-controversial. Plan to increase your fee with every book you ghost write.This ghost writer’s guidebook is short but it has all the basic techniques and sound advice with no padding. Every word is essential. Think of it as a prudent investment in a business that could earn you a steady second income for ten years.If you wonder what scope there is for a ghost writer who lives in a small town and who doesn’t know any business tycoons, consider this. Is there a politician nearby with a big ego? Yes. Could you write a one page letter along the lines of “I’ve admired the contribution you’ve made these past 20 years and I’d like to work with you to put your memoirs into a book. I’m a professional ghost writer. Could we get together to discuss this? Please call me.”Is there a family-owned business nearby where the founder is nearing retirement? Use almost the same letter.Not one of these people will write their memoirs without your help. They don’t know how.