“The Ghostwriter’s Six-Figure Goldmine”, Now Available

This year, I’ve had many chats with ghostwriters. They talk about clients expecting to pay peanuts for ghosting nonfiction and fiction books. There’s a fundamental misconception here. Please take this to heart: YOU set your rates, no one else. Look at it this way. If I want to hire someone to take a scythe my overgrown garden, kill weeds, remove … Read more

Ghostwriting: How Much Do Book Ghostwriters Charge?

As you may know, I love ghostwriting. It’s been a major part of my writing for decades, starting when I wrote business books that were commissioned by the publishers Prentice Hall and Allen & Unwin. When lunching with an editor, I asked her what her greatest challenge was with her authors. “Getting them to deliver on time,” she said. Her … Read more

Self-Publishing Catastrophe? 3 Tips To Write, Thrive And Sell

Recently, a local authors’ group asked me to chat with them about self-publishing. It was a fun evening with a mix of traditionally published folk and self-publishers. After a brief presentation, the authors asked questions—with many questions about marketing, as well as failures, books that just won’t sell. Everyone has duds, but there’s always something you can do. We’ll look … Read more