We are a group of 13 professional ghostwriters who came together as friends to set up a marketplace for all your ghostwriting needs. Here are 10 other things you should know about us: We are all full-time writers (unlike other ghosts, we do not do ghostwriting “on the side”.) We work with people from all walks of life, including business leaders, experts, and people with a story to tell. We are NOT an agency (no middleman fees to pay). Between us, we offer every topic (mostly non-fiction but a few of us handle fiction too) you may wish to write about.
Often, when people approach a ghostwriter to help them finish their story, they confidently assert: ‘My book is going to be a best-seller!’ Or: ‘Everyone says I MUST write a book!’ Unless they are already famous and have some exclusive revelations about equally famous folk, the ghost knows that this is going to be a difficult conversation. In a contrasting manner, many introverted writers who have worked for years on their first novel are shy about it; reluctant to seek feedback from potential readers prior to publishing, and nervous about promoting their work after it is finally published. Although these
Ten years ago, self-publishing was a last resort. It was expensive and complicated, and the end product usually ended up looking inferior to the output from a ‘proper’, professional publisher. You could end up short of several thousand pounds and with boxes of not very pro-looking books gathering dust in your garage. Now it’s different. I recently made a visit to Lightning Source’s printing press in Milton Keynes, and the sight of modern self-publishing at work was mind-blowing. Paper was flying through presses so fast that you couldn’t see any content – just a blur – but this wasn’t a
In the same way that homeowners invite estate agents to produce documents that help sell their properties, a proposal offers publishers the opportunity to peruse your story’s strengths and consider the attractions of attaching themselves to it. In addition to outlining the story itself, a well-executed publishers’ proposal explicates what makes it unique, while identifying the market/s in which your title could thrive. In an increasingly competitive market place – an overused phase, I know, but a painfully accurate one in the writing business, as in so many others – a project needs to really stand out in order to
To many, the world of the ghostwriter is a peculiar one, shrouded in secrecy. But there is no mystery to the profession: it’s a ghosts job to write someone else memoirs on their behalf, and bring their story to life in a cohesive, compelling and entertaining way. For six years now, it has provided me with a wonderful and varied source of income. I have met some incredible men and women who have inspired me, made me laugh and cry in equal measure, and whom I can honestly say, I feel privileged to have met. The very fact that someone trusts