Thousands of business leaders have enough great ideas, knowledge, and experience to fill a business book.
Why don’t those books get written?
Lack of Time
It takes time to organize ideas, assemble a draft, edit, and polish the manuscript into the best book it can be. (Believe me, I know how writing a book can take over your life.) So reluctance is understandable.
But here’s the thing. There are people in your market who need to hear from you — people who are striving to find their way — and you are the #1 person in the entire world who can lead them along your unique path.
Your business book should not go unwritten just because you lack time to do it yourself — no reason for feeling second-best to a competitor who has published a book.
A well-written business book can:
- Open doors for speaking engagements in front of large crowds of potential clients and partners
- Drive publicity campaigns to raise awareness about you and your business
- Increase your credibility as a thought leader in your chosen market
- Decrease buyer anxiety among clients and prospects
In short, becoming a published author will change your life and your business — and not just your life but the lives of your readers and clients too.
My Ghostwriting Process
I’ve developed a process to cover all the details, a process I documented in my “Ghostwriting Mind Map for Business Authors, a step-by-step guide to turning a great idea into a great book.”
Here’s a birds-eye view:
Done With You
- Discovery Consultation
- Content Interview
Done For You
- Business Book Blueprint
- Write Manuscript (one chapter at a time)
- Edit And Polish (after completion of entire manuscript)
Optionally, I can also work with you to get your book into print through a traditional publisher or self-publishing platform.
In our Discovery Consultation, we’ll discuss your book project in detail, including the fees and writing schedule.
Unlike most ghostwriters, I don’t require a big upfront payment. Instead, we’ll work out an affordable monthly retainer plan and a flexible schedule.
Agreement in Writing
If we’re able to agree on a plan that makes sense to both of us, I’ll ask for a refundable deposit equal to the first month’s payment. Then I’ll document our plan in a written agreement designed to protect both of us. If for any reason (or no reason at all) you elect not to go forward with the agreement, I’ll refund the entire deposit, no questions asked. When the agreement is authorized by both of us, the deposit will become the first month’s retainer, and the agreement will guide our business relationship.
The agreement won’t include “point of no return” milestones. Both of us should have maximum flexibility to make sure your manuscript is all it can be.
And unlike most ghostwriters, I don’t retain ownership until the final payment. Because you pay a monthly retainer, ownership flows directly to you as soon as you receive any portion of the work. That way, you keep control of your message as you see your ideas come to life.
In 10-12 months, you’ll have a complete manuscript, edited, polished, and proofed — a professionally written manuscript for a book you can be proud of.
But only if you take charge and get your manuscript written. If you don’t, you’ll always be filled with regret for what might have been.
I invite you to find out more about the process of turning your great ideas into a great business book. To schedule a no-obligation Discovery Consultation, please click below.
And we’ll go from there…
I look forward to finding out more about your business book.
…let’s get your story straight!