GHOSTWRITING: OTHER OPTIONS
If you're hoping to have your book traditionally published, a 'publisher's pitch' can be a good starting point.
A publisher's pitch is a package that's sent out to prospective publishers before the book is written (in order to hook a deal), including a detailed synopsis, plus sample chapters, a cover letter, your author bio, and some suggestions of agents/publishers to contact. Synopsis length: up to 2,000 words. Sample length: 5,000 to 10,000 words.
Fee: from £2,300
If you're not quite sure where to begin with your book, you can opt for book planning to get to know your idea better. Together we can map out the structure and content of your book, and create a chapter-by-chapter plan. I'll review any material you already have written down, and will work out the writing style and format, as well as discussing your publishing goals. That should give you a clear idea of whether your idea is viable for a whole book and whether you'd like to have it ghostwritten.
Fee: from £500
THE PERFECT GIFT
For that person who has seen it all, has experienced it all and has got it all, this is the ultimate gift: a ghostwritten book.
A record of their life, or business, in an elegant cloth-bound book. This truly special and bespoke gift will be delivered as a voucher in a classic gift box. Once claimed, the experience will begin with a planning session to discuss what the book will be about, where I can also review any written material that might have previously been collected. Next, we'll arrange our interviewing time, organised around your recipient's schedule, where I'll gather all details to be included in the book. I'll then write their story over the coming weeks, capturing their tone and personality in the writing. When it's ready, I will deliver an electronic or hard-copy first draft for a round of editing. Once the edits are made, the final draft will be delivered electronically for approval, before the book is sent to print.
Price: from £500