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A Brief Intro to Ghostwriting

Sep

18

A Brief Intro to Ghostwriting

You’ve heard that you should write a book. You have an idea in your head that you believe in. You know writing this book will help you and your business, but you still haven’t gotten to it. 

There are countless reasons people put off writing a book, but there’s one solution that most people don’t think about…

Ghostwriting. 

A ghostwriter is a person who is hired to write a book that someone else will get credit for.

Entrepreneurs are very busy people (and we talk about it quite a bit). Between running a business and having a life, it can be difficult to squeeze in the time to write a whole book.

However, many worry that hiring a ghostwriter means they’ll be giving away their own voice and their personal brand to someone they don’t know. 

Hiring a ghostwriter shouldn’t be a scary thought, it should feel exciting and liberating. A ghostwriter’s job is to support those who are ready to write a book and need some help getting it done. 

The relationship between ghostwriter and business owner is as collaborative, creative, and hands-on as you want it to be. 

Some people may be excited at the thought of being “hands-off” in the process of writing their book, while others may want to be more involved. Both options are great, it’s just up to you to decide how you want to go about it. 

While on the topic of ghostwriting, I thought it would be interesting to look at a few well-known books that were ghostwritten…

1.The Babysitter’s Club

Ann M. Martin wrote the first 35 books in the series but at the 36th book, she had some help from Peter Lerangis. He was asked by the senior editor to ghostwrite for the series and they’ve all been pretty transparent about the process. 

  1. Animorphs

This popular book series was written by K.A. Applegate for the first 24 books, then she ended up outlining the next 27 books in the series. A group of ghostwriters did the actual writing for those books.

  1. Goosebumps 

According to the article I found, R.L. Stone denies ever using ghostwriters; however, Scholastic claims that Stine often employed freelancers to write the bulk of the series when the series really took off. After all, by 1993, there were two Goosebumps books being published a month which is a lot of books for one man to keep up with. 

Here at Bestseller Publishing, we work with many business owners complete their books with the help of our ghostwriters. 

We added the ghostwriting services to the company once we saw there was a need for it. We were working with business owners who were in the same position I described above. They wanted to write a book and they knew how much it could help their business, but they needed help. 

They knew that not only a book but a bestselling book could take their business to the next level. So we added PR and media services to help business owners become bestselling authors which catapults them into expert/celebrity status within their industry. 

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