(But not much and the rewards are huge!)
Prices for ghostwritten and collaborative works vary depending on the size of the book, the amount of original research required, and the extent of the collaboration.
The book's topic matters too. For a general business guide of around 200-300 pages (about 50,000-85,000 words), you can expect to pay anywhere between $18,000 and $35,000. More complex subjects can cost more.
It's always worth asking for a free consultation.
These are some of the benefits that clients have enjoyed with ghostwritten works:
One client, a professional speaker, took more than $60,000 in orders for ghostwritten books, newsletter subscriptions and niche reports at one weekend conference.
Another client saw his book reach the New York Times and Businessweek bestseller lists. He's since commissioned two more books, one of which has been translated into six languages and been taught on an MBA course. His publishing company advances alone far outweigh the cost of his investment.
A motivational coach used his book to spread his ideas, build his brand and allow his clients to make use of his knowledge even when they were apart.
Other clients have used their books to underpin a lifelong coaching business, generate passive sales revenues, and impress clients enough to land contracts worth much more than the cost of the book.
To obtain a free quote for your book, just ask!