Posts from the ‘Building a Book Publishing Team’ category

7 Questions Your Page Designer Will Ask

You have a manuscript. It’s been written, edited, copyedited, proofread, and shaken, not stirred. It’s time to turn it into a book. But taking a book from manuscript to market is not as simple as DIY publishing houses would have you believe, particularly if you want a print version. You want your book to look professional. You want the page design to reflect your voice and message. You want the design and composition process to…

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Finding the Right Ghostwriter at the Right Price, Part 1: Experience

Experience. Quality. Speed. Fit. These are the four factors that should most influence your choice of ghostwriter. They also happen to be factors that typically influence the fee you will pay. Let’s talk about fees first. Because each of these elements covers a dramatic range (ie, from no experience to vast experience), so can ghostwriting fees. I’ve seen ghostwriters charge their clients $10,000 and I’ve seen ghostwriters charge their clients $175,000. To me, both of…

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Do You Need a Ghostwriter? A Three Question Quiz

To write or not to write. For the authors I coach, writing can be a conundrum. They really want to write a book, but it is never their full-time job. They try to squeeze it in between running a company, running a family, running a marathon, running an investment fund, running a city or a state . . . Sometimes it works out. Other times it doesn’t. When it doesn’t, we find ourselves a year or…

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Do I Need a Coach, a Developmental Editor, or a Ghostwriter?

If you are struggling to complete or sell your book, you may need professional help. The publishing kind. It can be difficult to figure out what type of help you need, though. Even for those of us in the biz, the nuances between different editorial and writing roles are subtle. It’s no wonder authors are often stumped when trying to find the right kind of professional help. “So wait . . . How are you…

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