I didn’t start out being an author, ghostwriter and book producer
…but it’s something, that over the years, I’ve become exceptionally good at.
And some people just can’t believe that a former carpet cleaning service owner is now a sought after writer.
Then they ask the question…“how much?”
So I tell them.
And I just love when people say, “you charge how much to write a book“!
As if they truly understand the time and process that goes into producing a book.
To them it’s just another commodity that they can shop around and get for the cheapest price.
“Sure, you can get it cheaper“, I reply, “but, will the person writing your book make its sound like you, give it your personality, and craft it so it’s entertaining and engaging?”
So yes, you can get it cheaper…if you don’t care how people think about the book or you, or your reputation.
And that’s the key principal isn’t?
If you don’t value how people perceive you then why are you even thinking about a book?
Because honestly, if you don’t want people to know who you are, where you came from, how you got where you are in life and all the other stories that will help them get to know you as a person…then a book is the least of your worries.
Now, if you want people to know about you, to learn all the great things there is to know about your product or service, to discover what makes you tick and the stories that helped shape you…then going cheap on a book is not something you should be thinking about. Hiring the right person to help you share your story is more important than saving a few hundred or a few thousand dollars.
If the ghostwriter resonants with you, can create your voice in the book and give it personality, then that’s the person you should hire. Because that person will make the book an extension of you and add to your authority and credibility in the marketplace. Saving a few dollars here and there to try to get the cheaper service and it may end up costing you big time in the long run. Why risk it?