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Dusting Off Trunk Books

It surprises most people to find out that ghostwriting is “a thing.” But truthfully, most celebrities, politicians, and entertainers don’t have time to write a book. You don’t have to be in that crowd to write one. There are loads of fascinating stories out there that want to be told. Maybe yours is one of them.

“I wrote a book once,” an acquaintance said recently.

“I didn’t know that! Where can I get a copy?”

“Well… it isn’t published, yet,” he said.

“Do you want it to be?”

“Of course! I just don’t know if it’s ready.”

“Only one way to find out,” I said. “Let’s take a look.”

Many first-time authors suffer from self-doubt while writing their books. Some run out of steam in the middle, some at the end. Others may think something is missing, or that it isn’t quite right. They may even have shown it to others for their opinion and gotten negative feedback. When any of these events occur, some writers put their book at the bottom of a drawer.

“I haven’t read it since I finished it,” he said. He was excited to have an industry professional reading his manuscript, and a little nervous. After reading my written report, we agreed to work together. Later that year, he launched his first book.

If you know a writer with a trunk book, or happen to have one, I have good news!

What does this mean for you?

The next logical step is the Analysis & Recommendation. Why? Because you don’t need another opinion. You want to know from an expert in the field what works in your story and what doesn’t, based on the current publishing industry. You want to know if there are gaps and how to bridge them. You want to know your book makes sense to the cold reader and if it doesn’t, how to fix it. You also want to know exactly where it fits in the marketplace. You need a professional who can turn your manuscript into a marketable literary property.

That’s where I come in.

I’ll read what you’ve written, find the gold and tell you what’s working, and go over any deal breakers. I’ll give you an industry standard pitch line, where it fits in the market, what publishers see, and what might hold up its chances–whether you want an agent or publisher, or plan to put the book out yourself. I’ll also share step-by-step instructions for how to fix those issues–if there are any–and what I’d charge to make your book a marketable literary property.  A Certified ghostwriter speeds up the completion time and helps your book get the attention it deserves.

If you’re sitting on a trunk book, take advantage of the free 30-minute consultation here. I look forward to chatting with you soon.

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