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what does it cost to edit a book

What Does It Cost to Edit a Book?

A look at 10 different editing/proofreading firms, with a breakdown of their charges. On average, you can expect to pay between $0.015 and $0.06 per word for editing services.

How to Hire a Ghostwriter – 9 Key Steps

Don’t rush through the ghostwriter hiring process, or have your assistant do it for you. It is well worth the time and effort to find and hire exactly the right ghostwriter. Here’s a nine-step, in-depth approach to hiring a ghostwriter.

how to write a non-fiction book proposal

How To Write a Non-Fiction Book Proposal

Your proposal is your plea and promise to the publishers. It must be right! Read this to learn how to create a great book proposal, and see what agents have to say about various aspects of the proposal.

how to begin a military memoir

How to Start a Military Memoir

There are several ways to begin a military memoir, including starting as you head off to war, starting after you’ve retired and are looking back, starting by explaining why you joined up, and starting shortly after your enlistment has ended. A look at these techniques, with examples.

how to start a family memoir

How to Start a Family Memoir

Popular family memoirs often begin with a discussion of an object that hold memories, by describing what sets your and your family apart, with a recitation of family facts, and by talking about the thing that has loomed so very large in your family’s life. A look at these techniques, with examples.

what does a ghostwriter do

What Does a Ghostwriter Do?

A ghostwriter may do more than simply writing your book. She or he may also write the book proposal, arrange for editing and proofing, identify literary agents for you, facilitate self-publication, arrange for cover and interior design, and more. Learn all that a ghostwriter can do for you.

12 Rules For Readable Writing

Clear, direct, and readable writing is a must for non-fiction writers. Mastering these 12 rules will help ensure that your words don’t stand in the way of your message.

premade book covers, pre-made covers

Premade Book Covers – An Interesting Option

Not sure about hiring a designer to create a cover for your book? Using premade book covers is an inexpensive yet popular alternative. Here’s an explanation of process, with links to several designers.