Do you want to bring a child on an amazing journey, do you want your book to lull a young child to sleep, or maybe you want to teach a child about something.
You might be a parent, a grandparent, a teacher, a healthcare professional, a sport’s coach, or someone else who simply wants to ‘write’ for children. Who wants to have their name on a book as the author.
Maybe you’ve tried, but found it more difficult than you thought. Or, maybe you don’t have the time or inclination to actually sit down and write a story.
The answer to your writing dilemma is a ghostwriter.
You might want to write a picture book, or maybe a chapter book, or another genre within children’s writing. If you’re not sure what each genre entails, you can visit:
Writing Children’s Books – Genre Differences
I’m a children’s award-winning author and ghostwriter, specializing in children’s picture books, chapter books, and middle-grade. I’m also a lead editor with 4RV Publishing and a former fiction staff writer for two reading comprehension sites. Along with this, I’ve self-published and I’m traditionally published, so I know ‘both sides of the coin.’
I’ve helped many individuals, including professionals, ‘write’ children’s books – I’ve helped them become children’s authors.
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Fees for ghostwriting vary greatly. There are lots of factors involved, including: type of genre, type of information provided (idea, outline, rough draft, if I need to come up with the idea, etc.), if research is needed or extensive review/organization of information provided (there will be an additional fee), condition of information provided, and so on.
To give you some idea:
Picture books start at $1,495 for under 1000 words. This would be based on being provided with a usable rough draft or detailed outline.
If you have significant notes or a basic, usable outline, writing the story starts at $1,895.
If you have an idea and want it brought to life, pricing starts at $2,195.
Books in a series get a 05% discount after Book1 (if an initial discount isn’t already given).
Specialty picture books – Due to additional research and work involved, these types of books may be significantly higher. They include rhyme, mysteries, fantasies, and early readers.
Chapter books (around 5-10,000 words with a minimum of 5000 words) are $3,795 for the first 5000 words and $0.40 to $0.50 per word for the remainder, if provided with a usable detailed outline.
With a basic outline, the first 5000 words is $3,995 and $0.45 to $0.55 per word for the remainder.
If you just have an idea for a chapter book, pricing is $4,495 for the first 5,000 words and $0.45 to $0.60 per word for the remainder.
Simple middle grade stories (around 20-30,000 words) start at $4,495. Again, this would be based on being provided with a usable detailed outline. In general pricing is around $0.40 to $0.55 per word.
With a basic outline, pricing starts at around $5,750.
Middle grade stories (between 35,000 and 55,000) start at $0.45 per word if given a usable outline or draft. If simply given an idea of basic outline, pricing starts at $0.55 per word.
Young adult books (around 50,000 – 80,000 words) start at $0.55 per word, given a full outline.
If you have an idea, notes, or a basic outline, chapter books through middle grade will be $0.55 to $0.75 cents per word, depending on the information provided, complexity of the story, and work involved. Young adult will be $0.60 to $0.95.
– If research is involved or excessive revisions are requested, there will be an additional fee.
– If the client pauses the project for more than two weeks without explanation, there will be a fee to resume the project.
– If more than the client I am signing on with is involved with the project, there will be an additional fee.
– Specialty stories, like rhyme, mysteries, fantasies, or educational elements (such as early readers), will be more.
– ALL FEES QUOTED ARE FOR THE STORY ONLY (illustrations are not included).
– All fees quoted do not include payment fees incurred from payment processing services, like PayPal.
Payments are divided into 2 to 6 payments depending on the time frame and circumstances involved.
***If you want a story and illustrations package, I now offer that service. Please inquire about it.
If you’d like to discuss a project, please email me at:
You can also CALL me at: 347–834–6700 to briefly discuss your project (up to 10 minutes). Just email first to set up a time.
(Want to discuss other payment options? Give me a call or send me an email. Please put “Children’s Ghostwriting” in the Subject line if emailing.)
If you’d like a phone consultation (up to 30 minutes), there is a $50 USD fee (plus any payment service charges). If you choose to use my services and the project is over $500, the fee will be deducted from the project total.
If you’d like a Zoom consultation (up to 30 minutes), there is a $75 USD fee.