It’s true. Publishers hire ghostwriters.
A competitive arena, no doubt. So how do you break in? Start by publishing something of your own. After you’ve written your own book (or eBook), you have something to show. You have proof that you can handle writing a full-length book.
With one or more published books under your belt, you can approach publishing houses directly … but always do so professionally. Update your website before contacting publishers. Then submit a polished resume and cover letter expressing interest in writing for the company and highlighting your accomplishments.
When deciding which publishers to contact, find the best matches to your background, experience, ability and expertise.
Traditional publishers aren’t the only ones looking for ghosts. Many book packagers and self-publishing houses utilize the services of ghostwriters. Here are three you may want to contact:
If you get a rejection, find out why. If the company or agency is not interested in what you have to offer, move on. If the reply is that they’re not hiring right now, try again in six months to a year.
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