Should I Hire a Ghostwriter?

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If you made a goal to write a book in 2020 but it didn't happen, you're probably considering a ghostwriter. Here are 3 questions to ask yourself before y...

We’re coming up on the end of another year, and if you made a goal to finally write your book in 2020 but didn’t see the project through, hiring a ghostwriter may have already come to mind.

3 questions to ask yourself if you’re considering a ghostwriter.

1. What does a ghostwriter do?

A ghostwriter helps develop a manuscript in their client’s same tone and voice. To do this, a ghostwriter relies on in-depth interviews with their client. They transcribe the recorded interviews and use that information to outline and write each chapter. At the end of the ghostwriting process, the client will have a completed manuscript that is ready for professional editing and publishing.

2. How much do I need to participate?

While you may not be putting pen to paper yourself, you will need to be heavily involved in the process. From meetings to interviews, to approvals, reviews, and rounds of revisions–you will need to be an active and timely participant throughout the entire drafting process. 

3. Is ghostwriting a good fit for me?

Ghostwriting is an investment and should only be made if you can fully commit. This includes showing up on time, not rescheduling meetings, answering your ghostwriter’s questions quickly, and making yourself available for revisions.

Xulon Press has a team of expert ghostwriters ready to help turn your book idea into a manuscript. Call 1-866-381-2665 for a free publishing consultation or visit to learn more.

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Erika Bennett is the Content Manager for Xulon Press. She has worked in the publishing industry for more than a decade and her passion is to make sure great books find their way into readers' hands. You can also find her writing on

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