Wouldn’t it be great if you finally got that book written?
For years you’ve meant to start it, but something always gets in the way.
Last year you even set aside some time, but after looking at a blank page for five days, you gave up.
Someone suggested you find a ghostwriter, but you can’t get it out of your head that that’s cheating.
The result is still your work; it’s just that someone else will be bringing your thoughts together to create a strong, relevant and helpful book.
Granted, it’s not a cheap option (on average prices for books start at about £10,000 plus out of pockets), but as an investment in your future and reputation, it’s worth it.
I’m not saying you’ll sell thousands of copies and become an overnight millionaire; let’s face it you’re not going to get rich on book sales alone. The real value comes in your enhanced reputation, elevated expert status, increased business and potential lucrative speaking gigs.
I thought that would get your interest.
Now you’re seriously considering it, let’s look at how the process works.
First off there’s the initial meeting with the ghostwriter. It’s a very close working relationship, so it’s important you get on. Assuming you hit it off, the next meeting is the planning session.
This is when you get to talk through your ideas (or outline what your publisher needs if you already have a deal).
Working together your ideas begin to take shape, and the structure of your book begins to form. After that meeting, your ghostwriter will put together a proposal/outline of your book for you to give your feedback. Once a plan is agreed it’s time to start talking.
Several interviews will be needed as the project progresses (possibly face-to-face, sometimes by phone or Skype). Using your input, your ghostwriter will go away and shape the information into a coherent and interesting piece of work, which may take many months to complete.
Even though you’re not physically doing the writing, you will be heavily involved in the process and will have to commit the necessary time to your ghostwriter.
Once the initial draft is ready, you become the editor and are encouraged to make the work your own by changing phrasing, adding anecdotes and clarifying ideas.
Then, you work together to polish it into the finished article. Once the final payment is received, it’s yours to publish.
It’s worth the investment
Ghostwriting isn’t cheap, but it will help you get that book finished, elevate your standing in your industry and potentially, boost your business and earning potential.
Getting your book written and published is an excellent way to stand apart from your peers.
It’s your future – surely you’re worth the investment?
Sally is an accomplished copywriter and is ready to help you tell your story and make your mark. Contact her on 01449 779605 or email her for an informal get-to-know-you chat about ghostwriting.