Ghostwriting Fees

The fees listed on this page reflect factors such as complexity, period of time to write, word count, travel time, and other factors associated with ghostwriting a book, speech, article, or white paper.

Shorter books cost less than full-length memoirs or novels which usually run to well over 75,000 words. For this reason, I have given a range for each genre.

Memoirs/Life Stories

From $35,000 to $60,000

Dependent on Complexity & Length

Business/Leadership Books

From $35,000 to $60,000

Dependent on Complexity & Length


From $37,500 to 75,000

Dependent on Complexity & Length

Other NonFiction

(Narrative, History, Politics, etc.)
From $50,000 to $95,000

Dependent on Complexity & Length

Book Proposal

Business & Marketing Plan Used to Obtain Agent and/or Traditional Publisher

From $3,500 to $7,500

Dependent on Complexity 


For Clergy/Church Leaders

From $7,500 to $12,500

Dependent on Number of Sermons

Speech Writing

From $7,500 to $12,500

Dependent on Complexity & Length

Articles, Essays, Blogs, & White Papers

From $2,500 to $10,000

Dependent on Length & Nature of Project

Book Doctoring

From $9,500 to $25,000

Dependent on Complexity & Length

Fees for book projects will be billed in three (3) advance payments commensurate with projected word count broken into thirds.


As part of our conversation prior to signing an agreement, you will Received a detailed quote for your book project.


I charge one flat fee for all book writing. This includes all interview time, and a full edit and proofing by outside editors after you have approved the final draft. The only additional expenses would be in the (rare) case of the need for me to travel. In such cases, I would be reimbursed for airfare, car rental, fuel, hotel, and meals

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