The goal of so many writers is to write a book and have it published.
Yet writers are the last people publishers want to hire to write books today.
I know that sounds crazy.
But the truth is, publishers have a hard time selling books written by unknown writers.
And – a real Catch-22 – you don’t become a known writer until you’ve written at least one book!
So ... who do publishers want to write books for them?
At the top of the list are celebrities.
We are a society that worships our celebrities ... or at least is fascinated by them.
And books by (and about) celebrities are frequently best-sellers.
It’s easy for a celebrity to get a book contract today ... which is why you see John Lithgow, Madonna, and other celebrities writing so many children’s books today.
Next, publishers want books by people who have a dramatic story to tell – or who have been in the public eye.
Examples include Jessica Lynch, a young, attractive, female soldier grievously wounded in Iraq–
-- and former NJ governor Jim McGreevy, who created a national scandal when he announced he was gay (he was married to a woman at the time).
Third, publishers want books by subject matter experts – people with specialized knowledge of the topic of the book.
They don’t want diet books written by writers. They want diet books written by medical doctors.
They don’t want your self-help book. They want a self-help book from a psychotherapist ... preferably one with his own TV show.
But ... you can still write all these books ... by teaming up with celebrities, people with dramatic stories, and subject matter experts as their "ghostwriter."
Make money as a freelance ghostwriter ... starting this year
A "ghostwriter" is a writer who writes books, articles, and speeches that other people get credit for.
For example, when a celebrity gets a huge contract to write his autobiography, the publisher usually finds a ghostwriter to work with him.
In some cases, the arrangement is a true collaboration: the main author – the celebrity or expert – writes some of the material, which the ghostwriter edits. For other sections, you interview the main author and write chapters for his approval.
In other cases, the ghostwriter does almost all of the work, with the celebrity’s only responsibility to make himself available for interviews.
So, why would you want to branch out into ghostwriting? Three reasons I can think of:
- Money. Because publishers pay huge advantages for celebrity books, you as the writer make more getting a portion of that money than you would getting the entire advance for your own books under your own byline.
- Publication. With a co-author who is famous or a known expert, you can write and get published books you could not find a publisher for own your own. For instance, with sex expert John Byington, I wrote and got published (as co-author) a book on sex!
- Opportunity. You get to rub shoulders with interesting, fascinating people. I recently ghosted a book for Bo Dietl, whose outrageous and courageous exploits with the NYPD prompted Hollywood to make a feature film starring Stephen Baldwin (One Tough Cop) about his story.
Now, in our e-book How to Make Money as a Ghostwriter, Kim Stacey and I reveal how to make thousands of dollars ... and become a published author ... by working as a highly paid ghostwriter for celebrities, experts, and others with stories to tell.
Rub shoulders with the rich, the powerful, and the famous
My work as a ghostwriter has given me the privilege of working with so many gifted, rich, powerful, and famous people – from multi-millionaire investors and Wall Street traders, to TV personalities and Fortune 500 CEOs.
Not only have I learned a lot and made valuable contacts, but I’ve added hundreds of thousands of dollars to my freelance writing income over the years.
Now, I want to show you how to do the same. If you will let me.
Here are just some of the ghostwriting secrets Kim and I reveal in How to Make Money as a Ghostwriter:
- Why ghostwriting is the publishing industry’s best-kept secret. Page 50.
- 10 qualities that most successful ghostwriters possess. How many of them do you have? Page 5.
- 7 ways to gain visibility as a successful and in-demand ghostwriter ... even if you are a beginner. Page 59.
- How to set – and get – your ghostwriting fees. Page 53.
- How to make a lot of money as a freelance ghostwriter. Page 6.
- Screening leads and qualifying prospects before you agree to take on their ghostwriting project. Page 32.
- Should you insist on sharing the byline with your ghostwriting client ... or is it better for the ghost to remain anonymous? Page 7.
- The 4 types of ghostwriting clients ... and how to get work from each. Page 21.
- Why fiction publishers employ ghostwriters. Page 8.
- The secret England’s most prolific ghostwriter uses to write in the client’s voice and not his own. Page 27.
- How much can a ghostwriter charge per hour – or per page? Page 34.
- 9 types of books frequently written by professional ghostwriters ... and how to get hired to write them. Page 44.
- Bidding for ghostwriting projects on elance and other online freelance sites. Page 26.
- How to make money ghostwriting “family histories” for ordinary folks who are proud of their heritage and want to permanently record it in a book. Page 9.
- 8 great ideas for building a successful ghostwriting career. Page 23.
- Ghostwriting for big pharmaceutical companies with deep pockets: making money as a medical writer. Page 10.
- 3 reasons why you should add ghostwriting to your portfolio of writing services – no matter what kind of writer you are now. Page 13.
- What makes you different than all the other ghostwriters out there? Formulating your “USP.” Page 15.
- 7 steps to successful ghostwriter/client collaboration. Page 36.
- Isn’t ghostwriting "cheating"? Shouldn’t people write their own books when their name appears as the author on the cover? Page 43.
- 4 reasons why clients hire ghostwriters. Page 45.
- How to sell yourself to potential ghostwriting clients within the first 15 seconds of meeting them. Page 17.
- Can you make $100,000 or more from each book you ghostwrite? The answer may surprise you. Page 39.
- 15 ways to market and promote your ghostwriting business. Page 18.
- Important online resources for professional ghostwriters. Starts on page 62.
- And so much more ...
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In it, you will discover:
- How to write a book proposal publisher find irresistible. Page 19.
- What to do when your book goes out of print. Page 32.
- How to find a good idea for a book. Page 9.
- How to make $10,000 a month writing and selling e-books online. Page 42.
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