Much Does a Ghostwriter Cost?
Our Ghostwriter Fees/Prices
How much does a ghostwriter cost? Below is an approximate idea of our ghostwriter prices, so you can understand a little more about ghostwriter fees and weigh up the likely return on your investment.
Approximate Ghostwriter FEES
Average-length (35,000 word) non-fiction manuscript: £5,000 – £8,000
Children’s book: from £1000
Fiction book/novel (70,000 words): from £10,000
Brainstorming a profitable book title: £150
Celebrity Life Story: from £8,000 / or shared royalties
Writing a synopsis and sample chapters (also known as a publisher’s package, or pitch) and submission to three suitable literary agents/publishers: £2,000
Ebook for business (20,000 words): £5000 – £7000
Ghostwriter Hourly/Day/Month Rates
- Ghostwriting rates: £300 a day
- Ghostwriter rate by the hour: £40 per hour
- Monthly ghostwriter rate: £3000 – £5000, depending on experience
Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions section to learn more about our payment options. We are very flexible but usually ask for half the overall fee up front.
For a free quote/project appraisal contact our ghostwriters and we’ll be able to give you exact ghostwriter prices.
Quick guide to page count:
Our clients often ask us to price by page count. So here is an approximate guide to words and pages
- Paperback Novels: approx 500 words per page
- Non-fiction paperbacks: approx 250 – 500 words per page
- Memoirs: approx 500 words per page
We base all our rates on the National Union of Journalist ‘rate for the job’ card: NUJ Rate for the Job