Ghostwriting: Books & Book Proposals

I take on a maximum of two full manuscript writing projects per year.
Reach out early to hold a spot and get the ball rolling.

Intake

After our initial 30-minute call, we will move to the Intake stage, which varies according to client and project, but entails some combination of the following and is wrapped into the full-manuscript ghostwriting fee if we decide to move forward together:

  • review a sample of existing materials
  • dive deeper into visions and strategies for the book, including audience and marketability
  • draft a Table of Contents or outline
  • write an Introduction or sample scene to capture voice/tone/intention

Flat fee $4,500

Ghostwriting

Full Manuscript

From practical and useful, to innovative and wild, to heart-wrenching turned triumphant—together, we can write your book. If after the Intake phase we determine we are a good fit, we sign a confidentiality agreement and contract, map out a timeline and schedule, and hone in on the outline. After we’ve aligned ourselves on the direction we’re taking, we hold our first set of interviews and then I write your first chapter. From there, we proceed steadily, boldly and with flexibility… to The End.

I take on no more than two full-length book projects per year. Pricing is determined on a per-project basis, in accordance with industry standards, starting at $60,000, payable in installments.

Book Proposals

Some memoirs and most non-fiction books are submitted to agents via a proposal. Proposals include the following elements: Table of Contents, Author Bio and Platform, Competitive Titles and Marketing Plan, Chapter Summaries, and Sample Chapters. Submission guidelines for agents and small publishers vary, and must be strictly followed. I can write your proposal or collaborate with you on the draft you have in hand.

Flat rate $12,000-15,000, payable in installments.