From June 2019, we’ll be offering a ghostwriting service. It isn’t cheap, because writing a book on your behalf is hugely time-intensive. We only use experienced ghostwriters who have the ability to write both fact and fiction.
Maybe you’ve got an idea for a book. You’ve got a story to tell. You’re not a writer, but you desperately want to tell the world your story. We can help you by conducting a series of face-to-face interviews with one of our authors. If we feel that we can do a good job in making your idea come to life, we’ll write it for you.
On average, we find that ghostwriting a story that you’ve already got a clear plan for (maybe your autobiography, or writing up a subject that you’ve already researched) for about 40,000-50,000 words takes a total of around 20 hours of face-to-face interviews (can also be conducted over the phone or on Skype, but human contact helps to get a feel for what you’re wanting). Behind the scenes, there’s another 80 hours or so of writing up, travelling to and from interviews, sequencing chapters, redrafting once you’ve seen and commented on our initial draft, typesetting the book, proofreading and getting your cover designed.
Based on our standard hourly rate of £25 per hour for a total of 100 hours, we would charge £2,500 for this service – and throw in 200 printed copies for you, free of additional charge (paperback, colour cover, black-and-white interior). You’d own the copyright, and you could have more books printed any time you want. We can produce shorter books at a reduced cost.
Warning: if your work is particularly complex, needs to be longer than this, or simply requires substantially more work because you’re not sure what you want to write, then there would have to be an extra charge