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The fees published on this page reflect the complexity, period of time to write, word count, travel time and other factors associated with ghost writing a book. Shorter, simple business books cost less than full length memoirs or novels which usually run to well over 75,000 words. For that reason, I have published my fees in a range for each subject matter.

Memoirs/Life Stories

$60,000 to $125,000

Business Books

$40,000 to $85,000

Byron edited and partially rewrote my previously unpublishable book manuscript in about one month. My former colleagues at M.I.T. plan to use it as the foundation of a major fund-raising campaign. I rate him a consummate professional. His dedication to quality made the work all the more rewarding. 

Dean Horn

Former Director, M.I.T. Sea Grant College Program

Full Length Fiction (Novels)

$85,000 to $125,000

Miscellaneous Non-Fiction Books

$65,000 to $125,000

Editing, Book Doctoring, Coaching

Pricing available upon discussion and review of work to be edited. Depends upon complexity and length. An NDA will be provided prior to that review for your protection. 

Book Proposal

$12,000 to $25,000


As part of our conversation prior to signing an agreement, you will receive a detailed quote for your book project.


I charge one flat fee for all book writing. This includes all interview time, and a full edit and proofing by outside editors after you have approved my final draft. Outside expenses include transcription costs, hotel, airfare and food.

Fees for book projects are billed in three advance payments commensurate with agreed word count broken into thirds. 

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