In Your Corner: What does a self-publishing author need to know about ghostwriting?

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How is your content coming? Do you have a protagonist stuck in a loss of direction or buried in a dissipating story arc? Are you an industry leader in green building with every resource save time to pen your own book? Have you developed years of research on a story that needs to be told but lack the composition experience to make it as successful as possible?

We want to hear what you have to say.

Perhaps its time to consider ghostwriting.

Ghostwriting functions as a collaborative writing effort between a principal author and contracted ghostwriter to develop content ranging in scope from a preliminary idea or outline to nearly completed manuscript.

Having existed in the publishing industry for generations, ghostwriting is finding a relatively new niche in the growing self-published base of printed work. For self-publishing authors, ghostwriters can fulfill the role of acquisitions editor, content developer, and partner. But counter to the the traditional publishing model, the self-publishing author will remain in the driver’s seat through the process with their ghostwriter, working to develop direction based on the best interest of the author. Should you decide to work with a ghostwriter, you will retain creative control over every step of your work.

Ghostwriters can be contracted independently, and a handful of self-publishing options now provide them in-house and often at lower rates, including the company I work for. I encourage you to explore these options, and consider your current needs. If those needs include the refrain “if only there were more hours in the day!” and you have room in your budget, it may be time to invest in your own official, expert backup.

You are not alone. ♣︎


ABOUT ELIZABETH JAVOR: With over 20 years of experience in sales and management, Elizabeth Javor works as the Director of Sales and Marketing for Outskirts Press. The Sales and Marketing departments are composed of knowledgeable publishing consultants, customer service reps and book marketing specialists; together, they all focus on educating authors on the self-publishing process to help them publish the book of their dreams. Whether you are a professional looking to take your career to the next level with platform-driven non-fiction or a novelist seeking fame, fortune, and/or personal fulfillment, Elizabeth Javor can put you on the right path.

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