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Self-Help Readers Want Solutions, Not Your Life Story!

I recently reviewed a manuscript for a wonderful doctor who had written a book about getting better sleep. While praising him for his work, I had to point out that readers generally don’t care about the author’s personal experiences. Unless … Continue reading

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A Note About Subsidy Publishers

When deciding how to distribute their book, every author has three choices: 1. Self-publish, 2. Use a subsidy publisher, or 3. Try to get a traditional publishing deal. There is an entire industry devoted to “subsidy publishing.” These companies act as project managers. … Continue reading

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Why Do People Who Use a Ghostwriter Need to Hire a Second Ghostwriter?

On Upwork the other day I saw a job posting entitled “Book Edit/Rewrite.” Part of the job description read, “I’m looking to hire a ghostwriter/editor to rewrite my completed manuscript. Rewrite would include add, delete, and recreate scenes. I worked with … Continue reading

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Thomas Hauck – Upwork Client Feedback

For over ten years I’ve been a proud member of the Upwork community (originally it was Elance), the world’s number one marketplace for clients and service providers. I’ve completed nearly 400 contracts on Upwork, and have met very many wonderful … Continue reading

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My Super-Simple Ghostwriting Business Model

My ghostwriting business is very simple: 1. My business is focused on books, which I write in installments of 5,000 words. Books range from 20,000 words up to 80,000 words. I ask for a 50% deposit for each installment ($300 … Continue reading

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“The Retirement Remix” by Chip Munn

Congratulations to my valued client, Chip Munn, on the publication of “The Retirement Remix: A Modern Solution to an Old School Problem.” In this concise, easy-to-read book, Chip questions the usefulness of “old-school” retirement concepts where you work until you’re … Continue reading

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Computerized “Beta Reader” Services – Beware!

In the publishing industry, a “beta reader” is a human being who reads your unpublished book and provides feedback, not unlike a book review. Beta readers are subjective, and can provide only their opinion, but they can be very useful … Continue reading

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Book Publishing: Self-Publish, Subsidy, or Traditional Publisher?

Many of my valued clients ask me how they should publish their manuscript. Whether you’ve written a novel or a self-help book, it can be difficult to decide how to market your new creation. Broadly speaking, you have three choices. … Continue reading

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“Life’s Greatest Gift: P.A.I.N.: How to Suffer With a Smile” by Anthony Simon

Congratulations to my valued client Anthony Simon on the publication of his inspirational book, “Life’s Greatest Gift: P.A.I.N.: How to Suffer With a Smile,” which has garnered some impressive 5-star ratings on Amazon. The title of this self-help book explains … Continue reading

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Memoirs and Biographies: An Overview

People’s lives are endlessly fascinating, especially if the life revealed is of a celebrity or someone who has experienced something extraordinary. If you’re thinking about having your memoir ghostwritten and published, the first thing to think about is this: Who … Continue reading

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