Ghostwriting: The Hidden Writer Revealed

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  • 1. Ghostwriting
    The Hidden Writer Revealed
  • 2. Sounds spooky?
  • 3. OK…
  • 4. Don’t be
    scared!
  • 5. Because they’re not the ghosts that you are picturing right now
    Well…
    obviously
    This is not a ghost
  • 6. To help you with your confusion
    Here’s a dramatic description of a ghostwriter excerpted from the novel
    “The Ghost”
    by Robert Harris
  • 7. “Take a look at the bestseller lists: you would be amazed how much of it is the work of ghosts, novels as well as nonfiction.
  • 8. We are the phantom operatives who keep publishing going, like the unseen workers beneath Walt Disney World.
  • 9. We scuttle along the subterranean tunnels of celebrity, popping up here and there, dressed as this character or that, preserving the seamless illusion of the Magic Kingdom.”
  • 10. So, already have an idea what a ghostwriter is?
  • 11. They are just humans
    Like us
  • 12. According to Wikipedia
    A ghostwriter is a professional writer who is paid to write books, articles, stories, reports, or other texts that are officially credited to another person.
  • 13. ahhh……
  • 14. Like him
  • 15. They must be a good
    writer
  • 16. But…
  • 17. What do Ghostwriters usually write?
  • 18. They are hired to write documents
  • 19. Like . . .
  • 20. Autobiographies
    Of famous personalities
  • 21. And some fictional books like…
    Series of TheHardy Boys
  • 22. They also write in various fields
  • 23. Website
    Religious
    Blog
    Political
    Music
    Academic
    Medical
  • 24. But others might think that ghostwriting
    is
    deceptive
  • 25.
  • 26. The ghostwritingprocess is enough to defend the ethical nature of the work
  • 27. because it is the client who is the
    first-hand author
    and the person behind the content
  • 28. It is the client's
    ideas
  • 29. It’s the client’s
    stories and
    experiences
  • 30. The client’s words
    recorded on hours of interview tapes
  • 31. Ghostwritersare only professional consultants
  • 32. That bring information altogether
  • 33. To produce a marketable and readable masterpiece.
    Whatta masterpiece!!!!
  • 34. How is a
    Ghostwriter
    paid?
  • 35. Having an article ghostwritten can cost
    $4 per “word”
    and more depending on the complexity of the article
  • 36. Literary agent Madeleine Morel said
    that average ghostwriter's fee for major publisher is
    "between $30,000 and $100,000"
  • 37. WOW!!!
    That’s a lot of money isn’t it?
  • 38. But sometimes
    Ghostwriter fees vary
  • 39. They are either paid
    Per page
  • 40. With a
    flat fee
  • 41. Or . . .
  • 42. A percentage
    of the royalties of the sales
  • 43. They also receive credits from their clients
  • 44. signified by the phrases
    “with...”
    “thanks to...”
    “as told to...”
  • 45. But oftentimes,
    a ghostwriter signs a
    contract
    that forbids them to reveal that they have ghosted a particular book
  • 46. But…
    can you imagine
    that
  • 47. almost
    40%
    of our books
    are
    Ghostwritten?
  • 48. Why has
    ghostwriting
    become more popular nowadays?
  • 49. First….
    Lifestyle
  • 50. It’s
    Time-consuming
    Authors don’t want to devote most of their time on writing
  • 51. Second….
    Trendy
  • 52. It’s
    a status symbol
    to have a ghostwriter writing your book for you
  • 53. It also becomes
    a rich person’s
    sort of luxury
    Not everybody can afford to hire a ghostwriter
  • 54. So,
  • 55. Do you think you have what it takes
    to become a Ghostwriter?
  • 56. For more info
    Please visit http://www.virtualassistant.org/
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