Author: John Kador

Ghostwriting Compensation: Too Much or Too Little?

Posted: March 9, 2018 | By:

Both potential clients and fellow ghostwriters are uncertain about ghostwriting fees.  Clients always want to know what the ranges are.  Fellow ghostwriters always feel they are not charging enough or perhaps they are charging too much. It’s all a muddle.

I wish there was more transparency in the fees ghostwriters charge. Very few ghostwriters I know of list fees on their web sites. My own blog on ghostwriting was recently selected by...

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Five Nevers of Ghostwriting Success

Posted: May 12, 2017 | By:

Looking back over my three decades of ghostwriting, I realize that every bad client experience I had was really my own fault. In each case, I ignored the flashing red warning signs. I’m not claiming that these rules are absolute for every ghostwriter, nor that they will protect you in every case. I only hope that my five “nevers” may be a useful guide to other ghostwriters.


  1. Never Agree to Work with a Client After You Say You Won’t

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Will the Real Ghostwriter Please Stand Up?

Posted: August 22, 2016 | By:

John Kador

Which one of these five episodes (all from recent news reports) really involves a ghostwriter?

1)      Oakland police sergeant Mike Gantt faced criminal charges for having his girlfriend ghostwrite his homicide reports.  He was charged with getting his girlfriend to transcribe audio records of cases he was working...

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