Book Writing Roadmap: $995
I will send you a questionnaire which I ask that you complete and return to me. I then will spend 90 minutes with you exploring these specific questions:
- Where are you now?
- Where do you want to be?
- How could a book help you get there? Which challenges do you have that a book could help you overcome?
Deliverable: an outline of the book’s concept ideas and how to get to a published book goal, use a step-by-step explanation of what I or you would need to fulfill that goal (i.e., brainstorm ideas, create an outline, create a routine to get the writing done, writing the chapters, putting a book together, getting it designed and formatted, publishing it).
Here’s what it looks like:
- Brainstorm ideas
- Create an outline
- Create a routine to get the writing done
- Guidance on how to write the chapter titles
- Guidance on how to prepare the manuscript for self-publishing with Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing
- Recommendations for design and formatting
- Marketing strategies
Editing: Starting at $5,000
I edit existing content and create a book from it.
Do you have PDFs or an eBook? Do you have a series of blog posts that address a specific category or topic? If so, I can work with you to create a book that will re-imagine the content to reach your audience.
Wonder if you have enough words for a book? The least amount of a word count that can create a “mini-book” would be 7,000 words. There are some creative techniques we could use to make that into a 100-page book.
If you have existing content that can be transformed into a book, I offer the following editing services.
- Developmental Editing: Every element of your finished manuscript, from content flow to the “macro” elements like target audience pain points, calls to action, and overall tone and messaging will be reviewed and edited.
- Line Editing: Your manuscript will be examined sentence by sentence, helping to fine-tune consistency of voice, tone, awkward or clunky narrative or dialogue, organization, syntax, extraneous or echoed words/phrases, etc. It takes a microscope to your content to help make it elegant, eloquent, streamlined, and polished—and as effective as possible.
Ghostwriting Fees: Starting at $10,000
Hiring a ghostwriter is an important decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. The effectiveness of your lead-generation book could depend on it. To give you an idea of what is involved, here’s an overview:
- The benefits of hiring a ghostwriter
- What you should do prior to discussing our project
- What can affect the ghostwriting costs
Are you an author with amazing ideas, but lack the words to bring them to life? Or maybe building your brand is taking too much of your time and energy. If either sound familiar, then hiring a ghostwriter can be just what you need.
Ghostwriters are professionals who can take your great ideas and present them in a clear and enjoyable way—helping you save time while still maintaining quality content for furthering your author profile.
If you are looking for a quicker way to reach your goals, an expert ghostwriter can be a lifesaver. Let them take on some of the workload so you can focus on other areas of your business and get the best end result.
I’m not just any regular ghostwriter though. I have over 14 years of direct response copywriting experience that I apply to lead-generation book. I can adapt to your niche target audience and use your tone of voice as needed. Along the way, you can explore new marketing ideas without having to worry about carrying all of it alone.
Having a go-to collaborator will make your future creative projects flow smoother. You’ll be able to build an amazing bond with someone who knows exactly how you want things done – no more explaining needed. My goal is to position YOU as the “go to” expert.
What You Should Do Prior to Our Project
When looking for a ghostwriter, remember that you’re not just getting someone to put your ideas into words – they can also help bring out the best in what’s already there.
However, if you want a ghostwriter “for nothing but writing”, then expect some extra expense to be added to the project.
Don’t miss out on the important details for your upcoming hiring project – make sure you have everything in place before bringing someone onboard. Some points to consider:
- What expectations do you have regarding the estimated length or word count?To give you an idea of book length, here are some stats to consider: An average business book is 30,000 words and formatted to fit a 6×9 printed paperback. At a 12pt typeface, the book is around 134 pages. A mini-book can be as little as 7,000 words and formatted to fit a 5×8 printed paperback. The book could be 100 pages in length if a larger typeface is used.
- What is a realistic and achievable deadline? I respond to emails within 24 hours. I do not work on weekends. I also work late in the evening and my workday doesn’t begin until 2:00 PM.
- I do have an agreement to protect both parties should something go wrong. I will gladly sign an NDA for proprietary information.
- I will give you a fair cost estimation for your project.
Want to make sure your lead-generation book goes in the direction you want? Create a detailed outline of what you have planned for your project, and provide it as clear guidance. That way, if collaboration is something that interests you during this process—be sure to establish some expectations with me, the ghostwriter, through an agreement or contract.
Criteria That Can Affect the Fee:
The costs depend on various requirements.
- What is the scope of the project? An 8,000 – 12,000-word book will cost less than a 30,000-word lead-generation book. And that will cost less than a 50,000-word book.
- What’s the experience of the ghostwriter? A more experienced ghostwriter will charge more per word or per project than others. If you find a ghostwriter willing to work on your project for less than $10,000—avoid them. Although it’s cheap, the writer will either be brand new and trying to build their profile or a company that will outsource your project for as little as possible.
- What’s your deadline? Tighter time crunches will produce an extra “rush job” fee.
- How much of an advance will be given to the ghostwriter? In most pay-per-project situations, the ghostwriter will ask for an advanced payment upfront. This gives them some protection in case of project cancellation or setbacks.
The phrase “you get what you pay for” has never been truer than with ghostwriting. If you hire a ghostwriter who charges lower fees, you risk having unusable content. And you’ll waste your money.
Why not schedule a call with me to see if I can help? Go here to get on my calendar. You’ll also receive a link to watch an introductory video. This video is so important that if you’re unable to watch it before our scheduled time together, I ask that you reschedule our appointment until you are able to watch it.
I look forward to meeting soon.