If you’ve considered writing a book and you know it’s time, there are five reasons you should consider a ghostwriter. In fact, by using a ghostwriter to help plan and write your next book, you’ll demonstrate that you are an author with PLUCK.
A ghostwriter is someone who writes a piece of work–a book, an article, or something else–that another individual puts his or her name on and takes credit for authoring.
Some people have said it’s unethical. Some people would like it to be illegal. In fact, ghostwriting has been around for a long time. Busy people who don’t have the time to write a book themselves but who have a great story to tell can benefit from hiring a ghostwriter. Many famous people have done so, and some not-so-famous-but-successful people have, as well.
A ghostwriting relationship can take several different forms. One form is for the author, the person whose name will appear on the book, to pay the writer a flat fee for putting the manuscript together.
Another way a ghostwriter-author relationship can be structured is with all or part of the royalty package going to the ghostwriter. For instance, if the author has already secured a publisher, he can assign his right to royalties to the ghostwriter, who will then collect any earnings from the sale of the book while the author enjoys other benefits.
Some ghostwriters have taken a cut in their flat fee, a percentage of royalties, or both, in exchange for being listed as co-author.
In short, ghostwriter-author relationships can take several different forms. No matter what form they take, however, the book author benefits from the ghostwriter’s expertise. Below are five ways a ghostwriter benefits a book manuscript and its author.
The following five benefits of a ghostwriter are centered around an acronym – PLUCK. Authors who use a ghostwriter show that they have incredible pluck.
A ghostwriter benefits the book and the author. From beginning to end, the ghostwriter is focused on what will make the book successful. That begins with an outline, but it doesn’t end there.
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