Goodbye Byline, Hello Big Bucks: Make Money Ghostwriting Books, Articles, Blogs, and More, Second Edition [NOOK Book]

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You’re not only a writer—you’re a writer who writes for money. A freelancer. Someone who sells his or words for pay.

So, let me ask you—how attached are you to your byline? How much does it matter to you?

Nearly every writer wants recognition. But ditching your byline may be the smartest thing you ever do for your writing career. The market for talented ghostwriters is huge, and continuing to grow. Household names like Hillary Rodham Clinton, ...

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Goodbye Byline, Hello Big Bucks: Make Money Ghostwriting Books, Articles, Blogs, and More, Second Edition

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Overview

You’re not only a writer—you’re a writer who writes for money. A freelancer. Someone who sells his or words for pay.

So, let me ask you—how attached are you to your byline? How much does it matter to you?

Nearly every writer wants recognition. But ditching your byline may be the smartest thing you ever do for your writing career. The market for talented ghostwriters is huge, and continuing to grow. Household names like Hillary Rodham Clinton, David Beckham, Donald Trump, Naomi Campbell, and Clay Aiken are all authors who used ghostwriters. An estimated 80 percent of celebrity-authored books are ghostwritten, and publishing experts say that half of The New York Times bestsellers are ghosted, too.

But it’s not just big names who hire ghostwriters and book collaborators; the market for writers who can pen someone else’s book is broad and growing. Book publishers, literary agents, book packagers, corporations, and everyday people all pay ghostwriters to write their books.

And that’s just books. Ghostwriters now craft everything from blog posts to articles to content marketing pieces to white papers and even Tweets. Corporations are spending more than 40 billion dollars every year on content marketing, and need writers to ghost that work.

If you’re a freelancer who wants to branch into a growing, lucrative niche; a book author who wants to make more money in less time; or a writer who wants to be paid (and paid well) for your work, it’s time to say, “goodbye” to your byline—and “hello!” to big bucks. Author Kelly James-Enger has published more than a dozen books under her name, ghostwritten a dozen books for clients, and been ghostwriting and coauthoring for more than a decade. She's also the author of books including Six-Figure Freelancing: The Writer's Guide to Making More Money, Second Edition, and Writer for Hire: 101 Secrets to Freelance Success.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045416047
  • Publisher: Kelly James-Enger
  • Publication date: 11/4/2013
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,290,027
  • File size: 542 KB

Meet the Author

Hi there and thanks for stopping by! What should you know about me? As a reader, you'll want to know that I write contemporary women's fiction--books about women today, the problems they face, and how they overcome them. I've always been fascinated by relationships, and love writing about them. My newest novel, The Honesty Index, explores the lives of two former "BFF" who are now in their mid-30s and whose lives have grown apart--yet who still need each other more than ever before. My earlier two books, Did you Get the Vibe?, and White Bikini Panties, are available through Kindle. They're considered "chick lit" and are fun, engaging reads. And I like my characters to figure out how to solve their own problems--just like in "real life."

I also write nonfiction. As a full-time self-employed freelance writer for 15+ years, several of my books show freelancers how they can develop and maintain successful careers, whether they're new to the business or are more seasoned. (Yeah, that's code for "older.") My latest book, Writer for Hire: 101 Secrets to Freelance Success, will help you make money as a freelance writer. (And if you want to become a ghostwriter like I am, check out Goodbye Byline, Hello Big Bucks: The Writer's Guide to Making Money Ghostwriting and Coauthoring Books.) In my day job, I'm a ghostwriter/coauthor for health, fitness, and nutrition professionals, so I get paid to accumulate useless facts that may or may not come in handy if I ever get on Jeopardy.

What else should you know? I'm the mom of two little kids who struggles to make time to write fiction; I've lived in the Chicago suburbs (Downers Grove) for fourteen years; and like most women, I'm constantly trying to find that work/life balance. Most days I fail but am having a great time regardless. Thanks for checking out my page, and I hope you enjoy my work!

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