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    Ghostwriting: The Hidden Writer Revealed Ghostwriting: The Hidden Writer Revealed Presentation Transcript

    • Ghostwriting
      The Hidden Writer Revealed
    • Sounds spooky?
    • OK…
    • Don’t be
      scared!
    • Because they’re not the ghosts that you are picturing right now
      Well…
      obviously
      This is not a ghost
    • To help you with your confusion
      Here’s a dramatic description of a ghostwriter excerpted from the novel
      “The Ghost”
      by Robert Harris
    • “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.
    • We are the phantom operatives who keep publishing going, like the unseen workers beneath Walt Disney World.
    • 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.”
    • So, already have an idea what a ghostwriter is?
    • They are just humans
      Like us
    • 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.
    • ahhh……
    • Like him
    • They must be a good
      writer
    • But…
    • What do Ghostwriters usually write?
    • They are hired to write documents
    • Like . . .
    • Autobiographies
      Of famous personalities
    • And some fictional books like…
      Series of TheHardy Boys
    • They also write in various fields
    • Website
      Religious
      Blog
      Political
      Music
      Academic
      Medical
    • But others might think that ghostwriting
      is
      deceptive
    • The ghostwritingprocess is enough to defend the ethical nature of the work
    • because it is the client who is the
      first-hand author
      and the person behind the content
    • It is the client's
      ideas
    • It’s the client’s
      stories and
      experiences
    • The client’s words
      recorded on hours of interview tapes
    • Ghostwritersare only professional consultants
    • That bring information altogether
    • To produce a marketable and readable masterpiece.
      Whatta masterpiece!!!!
    • How is a
      Ghostwriter
      paid?
    • Having an article ghostwritten can cost
      $4 per “word”
      and more depending on the complexity of the article
    • Literary agent Madeleine Morel said
      that average ghostwriter's fee for major publisher is
      "between $30,000 and $100,000"
    • WOW!!!
      That’s a lot of money isn’t it?
    • But sometimes
      Ghostwriter fees vary
    • They are either paid
      Per page
    • With a
      flat fee
    • Or . . .
    • A percentage
      of the royalties of the sales
    • They also receive credits from their clients
    • signified by the phrases
      “with...”
      “thanks to...”
      “as told to...”
    • But oftentimes,
      a ghostwriter signs a
      contract
      that forbids them to reveal that they have ghosted a particular book
    • But…
      can you imagine
      that
    • almost
      40%
      of our books
      are
      Ghostwritten?
    • Why has
      ghostwriting
      become more popular nowadays?
    • First….
      Lifestyle
    • It’s
      Time-consuming
      Authors don’t want to devote most of their time on writing
    • Second….
      Trendy
    • It’s
      a status symbol
      to have a ghostwriter writing your book for you
    • It also becomes
      a rich person’s
      sort of luxury
      Not everybody can afford to hire a ghostwriter
    • So,
    • Do you think you have what it takes
      to become a Ghostwriter?
    • For more info
      Please visit http://www.virtualassistant.org/
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