Children’s Book Editing and Ghostwriting Services

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The Silver Eyes (Five Nights At Freddy's #1)

#1
New York Times bestselling series

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It has been a pleasure working with Kevin Anderson and his team of talented writers and editors—I highly recommend them. Having collaborated together on over a dozen manuscripts since 2015, including the original Five Nights at Freddy’s series, I can attest to their responsiveness, dedication to excellence, and commitment to keeping their clients happy. The ability to work with multiple gifted writers concurrently has been especially valuable to me.

Scott Cawthon

#1 New York Times-bestselling author
Over 1 million copies sold!

I really enjoy working with Kevin Anderson & Associates. They have a great team of writers and are very collaborative, responsive, and professional. Kevin’s team has been quick to provide a range of top-quality writers who they feel are ideal for the novels we want to have written. I am currently working with Kira Breed-Wrisley, a great writer and listener, and I have been so comfortable working with her.

Debra Dorfman, VP & Publisher, Scholastic

Former President & Publisher at Penguin

Working with Kevin Anderson & Associates is a great experience. Having worked together on multiple books over the years, they’ve proven themselves to be reliable, responsive, and talented. Their team of bestselling authors is a great resource for us and I definitely recommend their services to any author or publisher looking for top-quality writing services with a well-managed process.

Celeste Fine, Park & Fine

Nation’s #1 literary agent (Publishers Marketplace) with a reputation for negotiating 6- and 7-figure deals

Why Choose
Kevin Anderson & Associates?

Work With Bestselling Writers

#1 Bestselling Children's Writers

Our co-writers and ghostwriters include #1 New York Times-bestselling children’s authors who work directly with you to develop or enhance your book.

Comprehensive Service

Brainstorming, concept creation, outlining, writing, revising, editing, beta testing, marketing and PR strategy, agent acquisition, publishing strategy, and more.

Big-5 Editorial Support

Our team is composed of former acquisitions editors from Big-5 publishers who know the children’s market and can ensure that your book connects with readers and achieves your publishing goals.

Low Time Commitment

Proven Record of Success

We’ve developed and written numerous bestselling children’s books for authors, publishers, and literary agents.

Personalized Approach

Every idea, every author, and every book is unique. We pair you with a team that knows your target audience and can capture your individual voice.

Publishing Navigation

We work directly with the leading publishers and literary agents in children’s literature. We will help you navigate the entire writing and publishing process.

The KAA Ghostwriting Experience


We carefully customize our ghostwriting process to meet your specific needs and publishing goals. The process below describes a standard ghostwriting experience.

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Complimentary Author Consultation

Before any commitments are made or contracts are signed, we take the time to get to know you, your book, and your publishing goals. We’ll provide consultation regarding the publishing industry and discuss the optimal strategy for your book.

02

Preparation and Research

Through a series of phone calls and questionnaires, we’ll help you think through your book concept, platform, audience, and marketplace. Our preparation also includes reviewing any drafts, notes, articles, outlines, and other relevant background materials.

03

Meet Your Book-Writing Team

Every great book ever written was the result of an effective team. With KAA, you have an industry-leading team of bestselling writers, editors, and publishing executives that will develop a comprehensive strategy, navigate the publishing industry for you, and help you achieve your publishing goals.

Your Book Editor
Your editor will lead the book-writing process and collaborate with the team to (a) develop the book’s positioning, core concepts, structure, and themes; (b) provide market analysis and advise on target audience, marketing, and publishing strategy; (c) edit and review the manuscript throughout the book-writing process.

Note: All of the in-house editors at KAA are former acquisitions editors at Big-5 publishing houses (Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, and Hachette) who have acquired and edited hundreds of traditionally published books, including numerous New York Times bestsellers.

Your Writer/Ghostwriter
Your writer will work with you to pen your words to the page and revise the manuscript to ensure it captures your voice and vision. Our impressive roster of writers includes  #1 New York Times-bestselling and award-winning authors in a wide variety of genres.

Your Project Manager
There are a lot of moving parts when it comes to writing and publishing a book. Your project manager will establish and maintain the timeline, schedule interviews, and be a helpful resource for any questions that come up along the way.

Publishing Executives
Our team of publishing executives work behind the scenes with your writing team to ensure your book is aligned with your goals. They’ll also help you find the best home for your book (more on that below).

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Strategy Sessions: Planning and Outlining Your Book

Meet with your book-writing team in person or via video conference for in-depth strategy sessions to brainstorm, plan, and build the foundation of your book. By the end of the sessions, you will have a detailed manuscript outline that captures your vision, as well as a publishing and marketing strategy that aligns with your goals.

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Let’s Write Your Manuscript

It’s time to start writing your book! We’ll handle the heavy lifting so you can remain focused on the bigger picture, as well as life’s demands.

Your Words. Your Voice. Our Pen.
At KAA, we ensure that your book is unmistakably yours. Through ongoing interviews and careful editing, we’ll ensure every idea, word, and piece of content sounds and feels like your distinct voice.

Ongoing Manuscript Review and Revisions
Your writer will develop your manuscript one section at a time, giving you ample opportunity to discuss the draft in process and suggest revisions. 

Your editor will oversee the writing process and provide ongoing editorial review and direction to ensure the quality of the writing is up to publishing industry standards. 

Finalize Your Draft
Once the manuscript is complete and meets your full approval, an additional  editor (who has no knowledge of the project) will perform a “cold read,” editing the text for grammar and providing a final round of analysis and consultation.

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Beta Reader Review and Revisions (Optional)

Your manuscript will be reviewed by 20+ impartial lay readers from within your target demographic who will provide detailed raw feedback and suggest improvements. The writing team will review this feedback with you and revise the book to ensure it resonates with your audience. Beta readers allow you and your team to make editorial decisions based on data.

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Finding the Best Home for Your Book

Did you know less than 0.1% of people who want to write a book actually publish one? Not at KAA. Whether you want to break into traditional publishing, collaborate with a great hybrid publisher, or make the most of what self-publishing offers, we’ll guide you every step of the way. At KAA, we have former literary agents on staff, partnerships with dozens of publishers, and relationships with the most seasoned book marketers and PR teams to launch your book. We won’t just help you write your book, we’ll ensure you have a remarkable publishing experience.

Our Children’s Book Editors and Ghostwriters Specialize in the Following Categories

Picture Books
(ages 3-8)

Typically 32 pages and under 1,000 words

Early Readers
(ages 5-9)

Typically fewer than 2,500 words

First Chapter Books
(ages 6-10)

5,000 – 25,000 words

Middle Grade
(ages 8-12)

10,000 – 55,000 words

Young Adult
(ages 12+)

30,000 – 90,000 words

Our offices are in New York, Nashville, and Los Angeles.

Can’t get to us? We can bring our team to you.

Let’s make a little magic

There are few things more rewarding in life than publishing a book that’s loved by children. KAA has first-hand knowledge and proven success in helping clients produce powerful and marketable children’s books.

If you’ve already written a draft, or just have an idea in your head, call us to begin your journey to writing and publishing your book.

FAQ

Do I Need an Illustrator Before I Submit to Agents and/or Publishers?

No, in fact many publishers prefer that you don’t.

Why Are Your YA Prices the Same as Your Prices for Other Full-Length Manuscripts?

The length and complexity of YA novels are essentially the same as that of any other novel, so they are priced accordingly.