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Is Ghostwriting an Option for Busy Thought Leaders?

Is Ghostwriting An Option For Busy Thought Leaders?

Why You Should Consider Hiring A Ghostwriter

If you have not researched a ghostwriter as a thought leader and potential new author, you may want to explore it. Let’s start with an overview.

Thought Leader Book Ghostwriting involves the practice of writing in which a professional is hired to write a book on your behalf. In this case, your book is published under your name. Why should you consider ghostwriting? It may be an option for you. In either of these situations, you can hire someone to take your ideas—what I call your thought leadership, and develop them into a strong, compelling, well-written book. But let’s explore the process further to help you really get the picture.

A ghostwriter is a professional who writes to earn a living. He or she can take your ideas and organize them in a professional manner to create a book. This means that you own the copyright to your own book. In other words, you are the author of your book. From here you can publish your book to a variety of online sites that offer print-on-demand services.

You can then sell your book on sites like Amazon and Barnes and Noble. You will also be able, for about $4 or so a book, to purchase your book as the author and use it as a great door opener to new business opportunities.

What (or Who) is a Ghostwriter?

Ghostwriters are individual contractors or work in firms that specialize in ghostwriting.

Here are some more good reasons why a person uses a ghostwriter:

  • If you’re a subject-matter expert with writing skills that you believe need some work
  • If you’re busy and time deprived
  • If you don’t have experience with the many nuances of book writing
  • You only have that great idea but your writing lacks the required magic
  • You need that little X-factor that only an expert can give

It is legal to use a ghostwriting service for your book. The ghostwriter is just converting your ideas and giving them more power. The ghostwriter can also provide extra research for your work.

Choosing The Right Ghostwriter To Write Your Book

Is Hiring a Ghost Writer an Option for Busy Thought Leaders?

Choosing the right ghostwriter for your book can be a little tricky. Let’s face it, sometimes it’s difficult to maintain somebody else’s voice and tone throughout the book. Here are some more questions that you can ask your ghostwriter:

  • How do you start the project?
  • What is the information you require from me in the beginning?
  • How long will you take to finish the book?
  • Can you help me with publishing and marketing the book?

In the end, a ghostwriter can be an effective option. Just make sure you take the time to make a wise choice. If you do, it will pay off for years to come.

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Melissa G Wilson

Melissa has been a leader in the book writing, publishing and marketing arena for the past two decades. To date, she has helped more than 100 thought leaders write, publish and market their books. Her clients include executives such as Dan Weinfurter a seven-time Inc 500 winner and Orlando Ashford, President of Holland Cruise Lines.

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