How Much Do Ghostwriters Charge?

Presumably, you want your book to be of the highest possible quality. Nothing screams amateur more than a poorly written manuscript rife with grammar errors, poorly constructed sentences, and content cut and pasted from other books.

Your book will list you as the author, and because of that readers will judge you—not your ghostwriter—on the content. Since your book is part of your brand, whether it’s personal or business, the quality directly reflects on your professionalism and abilities. A well-written book demonstrates expertise and knowledge; conversely, a bad book tells your readers that you don’t care about quality.

The same is true with memoirs or any other type of manuscript. You could think of them as a personal brand for you and your life. You want to present that with quality and in a professional manner.

Of course, finding inexpensive ghostwriters is not difficult. You can meet them at many networking events, and hundreds can be discovered online at various freelance websites. Some of them will be happy to write your entire book for $250. of course, the quality may not be that great. But, you get what you pay for.

How Much Do Ghostwriters Charge?

How much do ghostwriters chargeHow much should you expect to pay to write a book that shows off your business or the story of your life in a quality manner?

Generally, expect to pay about $100 per page or $0.50 a word. That’s for writing only and does not include research, proofreading, copywriting (advertising), graphics, and more than a single pass of revisions. That price should include interviews and one round of revising.

For a short Kindle eBook of 10,000 words, which works out to around 50 pages, expect to pay from $5,000 to $10,000.

A larger eBook of about 100 pages, around 20,000 words, should cost between $10,000 and $15,000.

If you want your book to appear in paperback or hardcover, it will need to be longer, a minimum of 200 pages, or 50,000 words.  Prices for this length should range from $15,000 to $35,000.