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Ghostwriter wanted - for a diet book
« on: October 22, 2009, 06:37:58 AM »
Hi there!

A friend of mine is an agent for a person who has written an outline for a diet book. However, this person is not confident in writing this book and therefore my friend is seeking a ghostwriter.

If you have relevant experience and are interested, drop me a line and I will get you in contact with the agent.

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Gerry
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Re: Ghostwriter wanted - for a diet book
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2009, 08:22:17 AM »
Can you post some more information?
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Re: Ghostwriter wanted - for a diet book
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2009, 07:30:36 PM »
Alright:

There are three layers of people involved here.

Firstly, there is this Australian lady who had a morbid obesity issue and tried many and varied diets etc to no avail. She then tried her own strategy - including motivational elements - and succeeded in dramatically reducing her size, pretty much at a level that you see periodically on TV.

My friend is a friend of hers and found out that she tried to write a book about it, but she has no talent in that space. It really needs a rewrite. My friend is an entrepreneur and is willing to cough up dollars for publishing and marketing the book. However, he needs a ghostwriter to make the deliverable work.

I am not just a friend of this fellow, I am also a publisher (co-owner, and Chief Editor), and I have agreed - given quality - to handle epublishing and trade paperback level publishing of the deliverable.  I also offered to help get the word around to find a ghostwriter.

I don't think this is an onerous task for a good specialised writer, and I also don't think this is a big gig. Consequently, this is not a big buck thing, but on the other hand it would be good money for the timeframe involved.

My role is to advertise, and any interested parties will be filtered by myself and I would then give those writers the contact details of my agent friend.

I hope this helps - it is pretty much all I know.

Gerry
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Re: Ghostwriter wanted - for a diet book
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2009, 07:33:00 PM »
How much does it pay?
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Re: Ghostwriter wanted - for a diet book
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2009, 07:37:15 PM »
I don't know - as I said, I have given you what I know.

This isn't a scam - you give me your contact details and your credentials, and if you have relevant experience I will pass onto the agent. He will contact you. If this thing fizzles, you are out 5 minutes email time (as I assume that if you are experienced, you have a CV at the ready). If it works, you have a commission.
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Re: Ghostwriter wanted - for a diet book
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2009, 11:28:17 AM »
Hi, I'm interested. What's the e-mail address I should send the required information?
If you wish, send it to my e-mail at teacher_luiz -AT- yahoo.com.

Thanks,

Luiz
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Re: Ghostwriter wanted - for a diet book
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2009, 12:55:46 PM »
Luiz,

I have changed the format of your email address, to avoid it being harvested by spammers. We do not encourage the posting of email addresses on Mywriterscircle.com.

You can contact Gerry (or any MWC member) by sending him a PM. To do this, just click on the 'Personal Message' icon under his name to the left of his post.

Welcome to MWC, by the way!

Nick  :)
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