My Process

More about my ghostwriting and publishing services:

The typical writing process works like this: We’ll start with me gathering all the information I need to write a very detailed outline. I recommend we do this in person and I’ll come to where you are at my expense. (Please don’t hire a ghostwriter who’s unwilling to do this for you.) The outline will become the framework for your book. From there, we’ll conference regularly by phone and communicate by email as I compose the book step by step, chapter by chapter. I won’t move on to the next chapter until you’re satisfied with the previous one. We’ll stick to a schedule and have your book completed in a reasonable time frame, typically within six to eight months.

When we’re done, I’ll take you all the way through the self-publishing process. First, I’ll send the manuscript to an independent proofreader to ensure that it’s a polished product. Then I’ll manage the design of the cover and the interior formatting (both to your satisfaction), provide an ebook version, secure your copyright, set up your own personal account with IngramSpark (the world’s largest book distribution company), and do all the legwork necessary to get your book listed on Amazon. I’ll even show you how to manage your IngramSpark account so that you can track sales and take advantage of marketing opportunities.

Oh, and one more thing: I’ll make sure you receive the first 25 copies of your book for free.

Unless you anticipate your book being significantly different from the norm (much longer, for instance, or perhaps requiring lots of research) you can expect a fee of $45,000. This includes both the writing and the publishing processes—everything from concept to delivery of the finished, printed, available-on-Amazon book. (Click here if this is way out of your budget and scroll to “What if I can’t afford you.”)

“I wanted to write my memoirs but had no idea where to start. I had forty-year-old notes and pages and reminders all over the place. After speaking with Jerry, I felt relieved. He said, ‘This is what I do. I’ll help you organize and write your book.’ And he did. He was easy to work with. Never complained about any change I wanted and we were always on schedule. Today we have a remarkably well written book ready to publish.”
—Marcelle Guy, Ellevie


“Choosing Jerry was the best decision I could have made. Jerry was easy to talk to and able to write in such a way that it sounded exactly like me. He understood what I wanted to get across. He just ‘got it.’ I can’t praise Jerry enough for his willingness to work at my pace and on my schedule so that the process moved smoothly for me. He made it seem effortless.”
—Warren Kinzer, One Man’s Struggle with Obesity and the Surgery that Saved his Life

A consultation to further discuss your needs is always FREE so please feel free to contact me and we’ll chat about your project. I always submit a proposal with an exact number and I always split my fee evenly over the time I think it will take to write your book.

“Jerry’s engaging and easygoing manner made it easy to establish a genuine sense of trust with him. His professionalism kept the project moving along and was not only helpful but very encouraging. Jerry possesses a keen sense of timing, along with sensitivity to the subject matter that made the task both meaningful and enjoyable.”
—Volina Cross, Getting Honest


Further questions? Please check out my FAQ page for more information.

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“Each time someone dies, a library burns.” —Jandy Nelson