Ghostwriting Services by Industry Experts

Trust a team of bestselling writers and former Big-5 editors to ghostwrite your book and achieve your publishing goals

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The Complete Ghostwriting Package

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World-Class Ghostwriting Team

Work with the industry’s top writers, editors, and publishing strategists. Our team approach gives you the best chance for success.

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Personalized Strategic Approach

Our process begins with extensive publishing strategy sessions to ensure we develop a plan to achieve your goals.

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Refined Process

Enjoy the efficiency and dependability of a professionally managed ghostwriting process.

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Bestselling Ghostwriters

Our team includes #1 New York Times-bestselling ghostwriters and award-winning authors for almost any genre.

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Big-5 Editors

Your project will be managed and edited by a former acquisitions editor from a Big-5 publisher with numerous New York Times-bestselling titles.

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Publishing Navigation

We guide you through every step of the book publishing process. We can place your book directly with traditional publishers or help you choose the ideal hybrid publishing solution.

Built, Not Born: A Self-Made Billionaire's No-Nonsense Guide for Entrepreneurs

“I’ve enjoyed working with Kevin Anderson & Associates on my books and appreciate their assistance in guiding me through the publishing process. My lead writer, Mike Wicks, worked closely with me to capture my voice and ensure the writing was readable and accessible.”

Tom Golisano

Self-Made Billionaire Founder of Paychex and
Bestselling Author of #1 National and WSJ Bestseller Built, Not Born

Our Ghostwriting Packages Include


  • Book-planning sessions done in-person, on-site, or virtually
  • Marketing and publicity strategy
  • Ghostwriting and revisions
  • Editing and review by former a Big-5 acquisitions editor
  • Bestseller list targeting strategy
  • Beta Reader testing and revisions based on data
  • Book proposal and pitch materials
  • Publishing strategy, navigation, and direct placements

Choose a customized ghostwriting package that’s right for you.

Our offices are in New York, Nashville, and Los Angeles.
Can’t get to us?

We can bring our team to you.

The Kevin Anderson
Ghostwriting Process


We will carefully customize our ghostwriting process to meet your specific needs and publishing goals. The process below describes a typical ghostwriting approach.

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Discovery Calls

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 provide consultation about the publishing industry and discuss the optimal strategy for writing and publishing your book.

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Questionnaire

We want to learn all we can about you, your book idea, your existing platform, and your target audience. Our detailed questionnaire will help you think through your book concept and provide us with important details.

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Meet Your
Writing Team

Transforming a book idea into a publish-worthy manuscript is a team effort. Your book-planning, ghostwriting, and publishing strategy team will include:

Senior Editor
Our Senior Editors are former acquisitions editors from Big-5 publishers who understand the marketplace and have developed and published multiple New York Times bestsellers. They are the lead on the project and ensure the team is progressing effectively. They collaborate with the team to plan the book and provide ongoing editing and consultation throughout the writing process.

Executive Editor and Book Planner**
Our Executive Editors are former executive acquisitions editors from Big-5 publishers who have acquired and produced more than 500 traditionally published books and numerous New York Times and national bestsellers. Our Executive Editors are among the most experienced and successful figures within the entire publishing industry and have worked with notable authors such as Simon Sinek, Seth Godin, Salman Rushdie, Joe Biden, and Pope Frances, among many others. They provide detailed analysis on current market trends and help the team identify and develop the book’s positioning, core concepts, themes, target audience, general content, structure, and marketing strategy. Our Executive Editors are also the lead on developing the book proposal and/or pitch materials.

Writer/Ghostwriter
Our ghostwriters include #1 New York Times-bestselling authors and award-winning writers who will capture your voice and develop your vision into a powerful manuscript. The writing process includes ongoing interviews and multiple rounds of revisions to ensure your complete satisfaction.

Line Editor
Once the manuscript is complete and deemed satisfactory by you and the Senior Editor, the Line Editor will conducts a “cold read” of the draft, editing it for grammar and flow, as well as providing additional feedback and analysis.

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Preliminary Research and Preparation

The writing team will review all available drafts, articles, notes, outlines, and other relevant materials in preparation for the Strategy Sessions.

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Strategy Sessions—Planning and Outlining

Your writing team will meet with you in person or via videoconference to discuss your book idea, outline your manuscript, and develop your publishing and marketing strategy.

These are typically multi-day sessions at one of our offices (in NYC, LA, or Nashville), or we can fly the team to your location.

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Publishing Strategy Discussion with Kevin Anderson*

Discuss your book with our Editor-in-Chief, Kevin Anderson, to determine the best publishing strategy to meet your goals.

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Developing the Draft

Your writer will develop your manuscript one section at a time. With each draft, you’ll have the opportunity to make revisions and suggestions.

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Ongoing Review

Throughout the writing process, your Senior Editor will review your manuscript and offer feedback and consultation.

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Beta Reader Review and Revisions**

Your manuscript will be reviewed by 20+ impartial readers within your target demographic who will provide detailed feedback on your manuscript and how to improve it. The writing team will then revise accordingly. Learn more about our beta reading services.

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Finalize the Draft

Your Senior Editor will meet with the team to ensure all parties are satisfied with the draft and make final adjustments.

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Final Edit

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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Final Review

The Senior Editor will discuss the project with you and provide his or her final approval of your manuscript. At this point, your manuscript is considered complete and ready for the publishing phase!

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Targeting Agents and Publishers

The writing team will develop your pitch materials and help you with targeting agents and securing a publisher.

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Publishing Navigation

Along with developing your publishing strategy, our service includes two years of publishing consultation to help you navigate the entire industry. We work with publishing’s leading agents, publishers, hybrid publishers, marketers, publicists, bestseller strategists, fulfillment services, and more, allowing us to put together the optimal team to achieve your goals.

* Available only with our Premier and Executive packages.
** Available only with our Executive package.

“Pairing an author with the right ghostwriter is inherently fraught with built-in challenges, and these challenges cause risk for both the publisher and the author. Kevin Anderson & Associates reduces those risks by providing a layer of expertise and oversight on the entire process of selecting, coordinating, and managing the contract-writing process. The end result is a better book because the right ghostwriter was chosen, the project was managed efficiently, and editorial quality was greatly increased.”

Jeff James, VP & Publisher, HarperCollins 

Authors include Rachel Hollis, Tilman Fertitta, and John C Maxwell

“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!

“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

#1-ranked agent on Publishers Marketplace

Let’s get started on your book!

Your book is your chance to leave a long-lasting impression on the world. No matter the genre, the audience, or the message, at Kevin Anderson & Associates, we’re driven by one thing — turning your vision into something real and valuable.

Every one of our client relationships begins with a no-obligation, free consultation. Contact us today to learn how you can become a published author.

FAQ

What Do I Need to Consider When Choosing a Ghostwriter?

The internet is littered with online writing and editing services, making it nearly impossible to sift through the scams and find a legitimate and trustworthy service. Here are some questions to ask when you’re vetting companies to ensure that you pick a reliable firm for all your writing and editing needs:

  1. Is the price right? If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Developing a high-quality book can take hundreds of hours of work and requires a high level of expertise—don’t be tempted by third-rate writers who market “affordable” prices.
  2. Who owns the rights to the book? It’s your book, which means you should own the rights to your content. Be wary of ghostwriters asking for partial rights to your material.
  3. What is the payment arrangement? You should always pay for ghostwriting services in installments and never 100% upfront. After the initial deposit, you should make subsequent payments only if you’re happy with what the ghostwriter has written up to that point. You should have clearly defined milestones for payments to ensure that you and your writer know what to expect.
  4. Who’s in charge? Working with a ghostwriter is a collaborative effort, but you should have the final say on all content decisions. If a writer is unwilling to put your needs and requests first, then it will not be your book—it will be theirs.
  5. Should I choose a freelancer or a firm? Beware of working with freelancers. While some may be reputable or qualified, most are overbooked and will not make good on the promises they make to you. Also, if anything should go wrong (whether it’s an issue between you and the writer, or a health concern), you will be stuck the awkward and frustrating position reclaiming your expenditures and then finding a replacement writer. With a firm like ours, we replace the writer free of charge to ensure the process moves forward efficiently and effectively.
  6. What’s their reputation? Be sure the writer or firm has worked on books that have been published by major publishing houses. Ideally, the writing service you choose will have a robust staff of bestselling writers, experienced editors, and a wide range of connections to literary agents and publishers.

Whatever service you decide to use, be sure to protect yourself. Make certain that you are working with a reputable and experienced company.

What Is the Typical Ghostwriting Process?

Our comprehensive ghostwriting service provides you with an experienced team of professional writers, editors, and publishing experts who work collectively to write a publish-worthy book. You can read more about our general process here; we are happy to personalize our process to your preferences and provide you with a detailed proposal.

What If I Don’t Need Every Service Included in Your Ghostwriting Package?

Feel free to pick and choose which services you want from us. We can often reduce the pricing if you prefer fewer services. We’re happy to customize our services to meet your needs.

Do I Have to Give the Ghostwriter Credit?

No! That is why it is called ghostwriting—no one will know you had help with the writing process unless you choose to tell them. Our services are 100% confidential. We do not retain any rights or ownership of your book whatsoever. Even if your book earns a million dollars, you will never owe us any credit or extra compensation unless you choose to do so. Be skeptical of other ghostwriting services that may require such promises from you. While credit is appreciated, it is never required.

Can I Claim Full Credit as Author Even Though I Didn’t Write the Book?

Yes, absolutely. The story we help you tell will always be your story. You are 100% the author of your book.

Are Your Services 100% Confidential?

Yes, of course! Our services are 100% confidential. We will never use any of the information you provide us for any other purpose, nor will we use the writing developed for your book ever again. We have a very comprehensive privacy policy posted on our website, and we are also happy to send you a non-disclosure agreement.

How Long Does the Ghostwriting Process Typically Take?

The duration of the ghostwriting process is partly up to you. Depending on your schedule and desired level of involvement, your ghostwriter will develop material for you to review and approve on a weekly or biweekly basis. While every book is unique, on average, a 200-page or 50,000-word manuscript will take between four and nine months to develop. We can often rush these services for you if you need to meet a specific publishing date.

Is Ghostwriting Ethical?

Absolutely! The most important elements in writing a book are the ideas—and as the author and initiator of your book, the ideas are all yours. Even if you don’t consider yourself a writer or are too busy to develop a publishable book, your voice still deserves to be heard. The ghostwriting process is simply a means to get your wisdom, methods, story, or ideas onto paper.

Can I Include My Own Writing? Will this Save Me Money?

Yes and yes! We will gladly edit and incorporate any content that you provide. Depending on the strength of the content you’ve written, it may save you a lot of money!

What if I Just Want Feedback and Consultation on My Book?

Our editing and consultation services are perfectly suited for writers who are looking to improve their work. We can give input at whatever level of detail you’d like—overarching feedback on the structure and concept of the book, critical review on the flow and transitions, or copy edit the text itself. At your request, we can also address specific issues in our review of your work.

I’m Preparing for a Speech and Presentation—Do You Offer Ghostwriting Services for This?

Yes! While we focus primarily on writing books and other lengthier content, we also have experts on staff with extensive experience in writing speeches, presentations, and articles. In addition to writing content, we can develop presentation aids, such as PowerPoint, Keynote, Prezi, and more. The process will be tailored to your needs and usually includes calls with the writer by phone or video call and ample email communication. Give us a call or send us an email to find out how we can help you.

My Book Requires Research—Do Your Ghostwriting Services Include This?

Yes, our ghostwriting packages can include research services. Whether your book requires basic internet searches or rigorous scholarly research, we have writers on staff who can conduct effective research and synthesize it into your book.

Am I Allowed to Choose My Ghostwriter? Can I View a Sample of Their Writing?

In general, we’re very adept at matching clients with the writer who will best suit them; however, we are also more than willing to provide you with writing samples and credentials for your potential writer, as well as schedule an interview. Our goal is to make sure you’re fully satisfied with your ghostwriting experience from the very beginning.

Can I Meet with My Writing Team in Person?

Yes, in most cases the team will meet with you in person at one of our office locations, or we can arrange for you to meet with them at your location. Travel expenses may apply should you need site visits or interviews at your location.

How Much Interaction Will I Have with My Ghostwriter and Writing Team?

You can have as much or as little interaction with your ghostwriter and editor as you’d like. We tailor our process to suit your schedule and your needs. Generally, clients opt to have regular interviews and collaboration sessions with their ghostwriter or editor via phone or video call, as well as ongoing communication by email. In certain instances, it is also possible to arrange for in-person meetings with your ghostwriter or editor. The entire process can be adapted to best support you!

How Can I Be Sure That a Ghostwriter Will Be Able to Capture My Vision?

Our writers work closely with you to ensure that the words on the page are as faithful to your vision as possible. Your writer will develop the material in small batches so that you can give feedback on the style, tone, and content of the writing. We’ll revise each section until you’re 100% satisfied.

What if It’s Not Working Out with My Assigned Ghostwriter?

If you’re unhappy with the material you’ve received from your writer, you can simply give that feedback directly to the writer or to the senior editor and we will adjust accordingly. Our skilled ghostwriters are able to shift their tone and style based on your preferences to ensure that you connect with the writing. If you are still unhappy with the writing after multiple revisions, we can assign a new writer to the project who is a better match for you—this type of flexibility is one of the unique benefits of working with a professional firm.

Once the Book Is Ghostwritten, How Do You Help with Publishing and Marketing?

We know that the publishing industry can be daunting, especially for first-time authors, so we offer consultation and comprehensive support for traditional, hybrid, and self-publishing outlets. Most of our all-inclusive ghostwriting packages include an original and customized query letter or book proposal free of charge. This invaluable marketing tool will be used to promote your book to literary agents and publishers. Not sure how to find a reputable literary agent? We’ve got you covered—we’ll provide you with a list of genre-appropriate agents to whom you can send your query letter or proposal!

I Have an Idea for a Book, But I Don’t Know if It’s Good. Can You Help?

Our consultation services are perfect for authors who have an idea and want to talk it through to weigh the merits and challenges of the project. Our professional publishing consultants can discuss your project with you and give you feedback on the concept, outline, and implementation. Give us a call and tell us about your book idea!

How Involved Will I Need to Be in the Process?

Your level of involvement is entirely up to you. You can opt to work closely with your ghostwriter, or simply provide them with basic information and let them do the rest of the work. This is your book, which means that you have final say on the content; how and when you give your input and approval is your decision. We’ll work with you to customize the process so that it fits your schedule and preferred working style.

How Long Will It Take to Write My Book?

The duration of the ghostwriting process is partly up to you—the author! Depending on your schedule and desired level of involvement, your ghostwriter will develop material for you to review and approve on a weekly or biweekly basis. While every book is unique, on average, a 200-page or 50,000-word manuscript will take between four and nine months to develop. We can often rush these services for you if you need to meet a specific publishing deadline.

I'm Not a Writer, But I Have a Great Idea for a Movie/Novel/etc. Can You Help?

Give us a call! We’ll help you bring your story to life—for the screen, the page, or even the stage. We are passionate, and we have the experience you need to help you write your story. We can pair you with a skilled ghostwriter, editor, or consultant to coax your concept out into a fully formed work of art that you’ll be proud to call your own. Don’t let lack of experience hold you back from actualizing a great idea!

Can You Help Me Write a Play?

Our team of writers is well versed in developing both stageplays and screenplays, and we would be delighted to collaborate with you. As with novelists, we work with playwrights in a flexible, customized way. We can develop material independently that you review and approve, or the process can involve in-depth interviews and one-on-one writing sessions—it’s all up to you!

I’ve Written a Book Before, But It Wasn’t Successful. What Can You Do to Help Me Succeed?

Writing is just like any other skill or art form; practice, feedback, and refinement are the means to improving your abilities. Every writer needs an editor, and even the most brilliant ideas can benefit from a collaborator or two. We can work with you on material that you’ve already created to give detailed, insightful feedback and suggestions on how to take your craft to the next level. We can also build off of the ideas that you’ve already generated and ghostwrite new material for you.

We know that the publishing industry can be daunting, especially for first-time authors, so we offer consultation and comprehensive support for traditional, hybrid, and self-publishing outlets. Most of our all-inclusive ghostwriting packages include an original and customized query letter or book proposal free of charge. This invaluable marketing tool will be used to promote your book to literary agents and publishers. Not sure how to find a reputable literary agent? We’ve got you covered—we’ll provide you with a list of genre-appropriate agents to whom you can send your query letter or proposal!

Our services are perfectly suited for writers who are looking to improve their work. Our professional staff is ready to give you the tools, motivation, and reflection that you need to succeed.