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“Total Value Optimization” by Steven Bowen, edited by Thomas Hauck

Congratulations to Steven Bowen on the publication of his powerful and groundbreaking new book “Total Value Optimization: Transforming Your Global Supply Chain Into a Competitive Weapon,” now hitting the lists on Amazon.com. A leading supply chain and business consultant, Steve … Continue reading

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About paragraph spacing in novels, narrative non-fiction, and most self-help books

Clients often ask me if they should indicate paragraphs with an extra line inserted between paragraphs. (Like this.) It’s the format used in emails, many blogs including this one, and technical books. Here’s my answer.¬†Regarding paragraph spacing in a work … Continue reading

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“Capital Planning and Stress Testing Under CCAR” by Lourenco Miranda, edited by Thomas Hauck

Congratulations to my valued client Lourenco Miranda on the publication of “Capital Planning and Stress Testing Under CCAR,” which I had the honor to edit¬†as an early draft. The Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) is an annual exercise by … Continue reading

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Fair Use: When Can You Use Quotes or Excerpts from Other Authors? Advice from Thomas Hauck, Ghostwriter and Book Editor

Many of my clients who have written non-fiction self-help books (business, health, politics) have used quotes from other authors in their own text. These quotes can be just a few sentences or entire paragraphs (which makes them excerpts). My clients … Continue reading

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“How to Make a Skinny Book Seem Fatter” by Thomas Hauck, Ghostwriter and Book Editor

Advice from a Professional Ghostwriter and Book Editor Many of my valued clients want to publish their books in paperback form, which is good, but they worry that their book will seem too skinny. They ask me if there are … Continue reading

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Capitalization of Job Titles in “The New Yorker” – Comment by Thomas Hauck, Ghostwriter and Book Editor

Twenty years ago my parents gave me a gift subscription to The New Yorker magazine, and they’ve been renewing it every year. I look forward to receiving each issue, and there’s always something interesting and eye-opening to find in it. … Continue reading

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“50 Billion Dollar Boss: African American Women Sharing Stories of Success in Entrepreneurship and Leadership” – edited by Thomas Hauck

Congratulations to my valued clients Andrea Hoffman and Kathey Porter on the publication of “50 Billion Dollar Boss: African American Women Sharing Stories of Success in Entrepreneurship and Leadership.” In this groundbreaking book, the authors reveal that while women are … Continue reading

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Ghostwriter Book Contracts: When You Need Them and When You Don’t – By Thomas Hauck, Ghostwriter and Book Editor

When You Need – and Don’t Need – a Ghostwriter Book Contract Every once in a while a prospective client will send me a contract to sign for their book project. I always try to discourage such nonsense and urge … Continue reading

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Twelve Tips from Thomas Hauck, Ghostwriter and Book Editor, on How to Structure Your Self-Help Business Book

A popular (meaning non-scholarly, non-MBA program) book that’s aimed at business professionals must satisfy a few very basic requirements. Here’s an outline of what you must accomplish with any business book, regardless of length or complexity. 1. As you create … Continue reading

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“Success Strategies for Immigrant Entrepreneurs,” book edited by Thomas Hauck

Congratulations to my valued client Ahmad Farhat on the publication of his important new book, Success Strategies for Immigrant Entrepreneurs. Millions of immigrants come to America seeking new lives, and many have dreams of being an entrepreneur and owning their … Continue reading

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