Services

Writing a book is hard.

Selling it to a major commercial publisher is harder.

Luckily, you’ve just found the guy who can help you make it happen…

Manuscript Evaluation

$345

I’ll read your novel or nonfiction book, evaluate its market potential, and give you an assessment of its strengths and weaknesses. I’ll also give you suggestions for improvement. If your writing career is worth $345 to you, this is the place to start.

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Manuscript Critique

$24 per thousand words

My critique will show you how to turn your manuscript into a book with solid commercial value. I’ll give you clear feedback and practical, detailed advice about ways to improve every aspect of your story from plot structure to character development.

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Manuscript Critique

$24 per thousand words

My critique will show you how to turn your manuscript into a book with solid commercial value. I’ll give you clear feedback and practical, detailed advice about ways to improve every aspect of your story from plot structure to character development.

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Manuscript Editing

$40 – $50 per thousand words

I’ll correct any mechanical errors (spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc.), polish the prose to improve clarity and narrative flow, set it up in the proper format, and give you a new digital manuscript ready for submission to literary agents and publishers.

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Book Proposal

$950 and up

If your goal is to snag a commercial publishing contract, you’ll need an effective book proposal. I’ll prepare one for you, and I’ll give you the names and contact info for the right literary agents. I’ll also give you the guidance you’ll need to avoid making the mistakes that can make the difference between sale and rejection…

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Book Proposal

$950 and up per project

If your goal is to snag a commercial publishing contract, you’ll need an effective book proposal. I’ll prepare one for you, and I’ll give you the names and contact info for the right literary agents. I’ll also give you the guidance you’ll need to avoid making the mistakes that can make the difference between sale and rejection…

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Major Rewrite

$15,000 and up

You’ve written a rough draft of your book, but you know it needs a lot of work. I’ll develop a rewrite plan and go over it with you to make sure we’re in agreement with the scope of the work to be done, then I’ll overhaul your manuscript from the ground up…

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Ghostwriting

$25,000 and up

I’ll ghostwrite your book based on your story idea or outline. My goal will be to produce a marketable book while remaining true to your vision of the story you want to tell. I’ll also prepare a book proposal and compile a list of literary agents who will be right for your book.

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Ghostwriting

$25,000 and up per project

I’ll ghostwrite your book based on your story idea or outline. My goal will be to produce a marketable book while remaining true to your vision of the story you want to tell. I’ll also prepare a book proposal and compile a list of literary agents who will be right for your book.

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Payment Options

For everything but major rewrites and ghostwriting jobs, I require payment in advance via check or credit card.

For major rewrites and ghostwriting, an initial retainer will get the ball rolling and pay for the development work, then monthly payments can be made as the work progresses.