William Hammett, Independent Ghostwriter

The Bottom Line

You can pay a lot of money to a ghostwriting company—or almost nothing to a writer who posts a resume on a ghostwriting marketplace. If you go with a company, you're going to pay extra money for the illusion that you're breaking into mainstream publishing. You'll deal with personnel who will make you feel as if you're now a player in the literary marketplace. This just isn't the case.

All you need is a ghost who can write a great manuscript and then show you how to evaluate your publishing options.

A qualified ghostwriter can help you navigate the confusing path to publication. He can show you how to contact top literary agents or publish with an affordable POD company. You can pay a lot of money to bundle these services, but you'll pay a higher fee. In the end you're going to get a mediocre product that's published by the ghostwriting company itself, not a mainstream New York publishing house.

As for marketing, companies rarely get results when promoting your book. Marketing is part of a publishing package that seldom sells books. You or a POD company can do everything the company can – and more. Some people just want to pay for the experience of working with a company because it makes them feel like legitimate authors.

Here's a secret. You're already a legitimate author if you have a great idea and choose your collaborator carefully.

It's all about writing, nothing else. You may pay the sticker price for a luxury model, but the odds are that you're going to drive away in a compact and have buyer's remorse.

Always use the "independent advantage." Hire a writer, not a company.

I urge you to download your free copy of my book How to Hire a Ghostwriter. What you don't know about online ghostwriting and publishing can cause you heartache and cost you thousands of dollars.

Dream big.

Write a book.

Publish.

 

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Only 4% of those who call themselves ghostwriters are qualified to write a book. If you're not familiar with publishing or online ghostwriting, you'll probably choose the wrong writer. Discover the realities of an industry that has no regulation or oversight. Download your free copy of How To Hire a Ghostwriter to gain valuable information and save thousands of dollars. Get an insider's view of a little-understood profession and the knowledge you need to select the right ghost.

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