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Hiring a Ghostwriter

The Benefits of Hiring a Ghostwriter for Your Book

Have you always dreamed of writing a book, but never seemed to find the time to do it? Do you have the idea, marketing skills, and vision, but lack the writing ability? If this is you, then hiring a ghostwriter might be the solution you need.

A ghostwriter is someone who will do the actual writing for you, yet who forgoes all the copyrights to the work in exchange for payment. So the ghost does the writing, and your name goes on the book cover as the author. Consider the following benefits of finding a ghostwriter for your book.

Your Book Is Written in Your Voice
If you’re thinking about hiring a ghostwriter, one of your main concerns might be whether or not the finished product will really “sound” like you. After all, if someone else is doing the writing, will it really feel like your book when you are done?

One benefit of hiring a ghostwriter is that he or she will know how to adapt the writing to your voice. The writer will spend a lot of time with you preparing to write, and during this time he will get a feel for your voice, temperament, and style.

The project is collaborative, so you can be sure that your thoughts and feelings are expressed accurately on the written page. In fact, because you will spend so much time talking with your ghostwriter, you may find that the finished work sounds more like you than your own writing does!

You May Save Money Working with a Ghostwriter
Hiring a ghostwriter could end up saving you money. Often experts in their field who have an idea for a book are also very busy individuals. Because of their expertise, they make a lot of money in what they do, whether it is investing, public speaking, or some other line of work. Writing takes time, and many aspiring authors who have great ideas for books and even have the skills to write them find that hiring someone to do the writing is more cost effective and gives them time to devote to what they do best.

A Good Ghostwriter Could Help You Get Published
Publishers see thousands of manuscripts on their desks every day. As such, you have to be able to stand out as an author when you send your book for review. The right ghostwriter could help speed this process.

In a non-fiction work, a publisher wants to know two things. First, he wants to know that the author is a well-known expert in the field, which means someone who can be advertised well. Second, he wants to know that the book is well written. A ghostwriter who has earned a reputation for good writing fills in this second criterion.

Hiring a Ghostwriter Gives You More Time to Promote Your Work
Hiring a ghostwriter means you will have more time to promote yourself and your book-in-progress. You can conduct interviews, advertise, and start scheduling book signings to grow an audience for the soon-to-be-released work. While you are doing this, the ghostwriter is putting your thoughts, ideas, and words on paper, so your book can go from great idea to published work that brings in money much faster.

Is a Ghostwriter Right for You?
Ghostwriters aren’t for every aspiring author. And you may find that learning to write your own book is much more satisfying for you. But if you’ve made many false starts or you can’t find time to write, then working with the right professional writer on your book may be exactly what you need to make the project successful.

About the Author: Melinda Copp helps aspiring nonfiction authors develop and write books and marketing materials to establish expertise, grow a platform, and share their message in a powerful way. She has ghostwritten twelve books and publishes a fr.ee e-zine for authors who want to grow their audience of readers, spread their ideas further, and sell more books. Click here or visit www.writerssherpa.com/ezine to subscribe.

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