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Should You Hire a Ghostwriter to Finish Your Book?


Writing a novel might sound overwhelming even if you are a gifted writer. If you are truly passionate about the story, you can still have your story published under your name, and within the time frame you were hoping. Maybe you started a book but couldn’t finish it, maybe you have a great idea for a book, but aren’t able to execute it, or maybe you just don’t have the time. These are valid concerns, and why I recommend a ghostwriter for your book trouble.

Ghostwriting can definitely ease a lot of your worries while navigating the publishing world. Take it from an experienced ghostwriter, Mike Rankin, who’s firm has been one of the top publishing and ghostwriting firms in the North Carolina area. “Ghostwriting is a great way to get your idea out there, or even just get your series published in a timely manner. Sometimes, writers just need a bit of anonymous help to finish the book,” Mike says. “Always look for reputable firms first, and don’t sign anything until you read all of the fine-print and have a legal representative look over your contract before you go through with anything.”

Ghost writing isn’t for everyone, but those that are can make a hefty salary.Ghostwriting is probably much more common than you think. If you’ve never been involved in a ghostwriting partnership before, you might have a few questions and many are open to answer those questions and provide some good answers.

There is a good chance that, if you’re an avid reader, you’ve read a book or two that was written by someone other than the author whose name is on the cover. Writing a book is hard work and it’s something that not everyone is cut out for. But that doesn’t mean they don’t have a book inside them worth sharing.

Anyone can hire a writer, paying them to put pen to paper. The process is different each time, but the results are the same: a new book is made available for the world to consume. A ghostwriting arrangement is a business deal, not unlike many other product manufacturing business deals that happen every day.

Writing a book is not an easy task and you may be wondering why anyone would take on such a grueling project only to give it away and not get credited for all their hard work. There are plenty of reasons ghostwriters choose to remain behind the scenes. Being a successful author takes more than just a great book. There is a great deal of work in sales, marketing, and business operations that need to happen in order to make a book a success. Many writers are not interested in going through all of that for themselves and would rather simply agree on a set price for their work.

When you’re hired as a ghostwriter, your payment is set and guaranteed in the contract. You know exactly how much you stand to make from the deal. As an author selling your own book, how much you make is dependent on how many copies you sell, which has no guarantee at all.

Some writers appreciate the inspiration that comes from working on someone else’s idea, and others thrive on deadlines and having someone else to answer to. Some writers do publish under their own names but love the challenge of writing for diverse audiences, which they don’t necessarily want their name to be associated with. Whatever their reason, rest assured that ghostwriters love what they do, and are properly compensated for their services.

Experienced ghostwriters know the ins and outs of the industry and can offer a helping hand, with a consultation fee of course, when you need it most. Mike Rankin can be reached at 704-885-6652 if you want more information on ghostwriting.

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