This Holiday Season, Give Someone a ‘Ghostly’ Gift – Authorship!

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Writing and Publishing a Book, and Realizing a Dream, from Ghostbooksters, Inc

According to author-publisher and Ghostbooklsters President, Judy Katz,it is often said that everyone has a story to tell. "Of course, many people from all walks of life would love to share their personal experiences with the world. The motivations can be preserving family history and leaving a legacy, telling a story to spare others the pain or angst of some dire life-challenge survived, sharing the accumulated wisdom of years, or—and this is especially true of ambitious entrepreneurs—having a book as a savvy brand marketing tool. As Jack Welch, Andy Grove and many others have found, a book enhances reputation, garners media exposure and can help build a business by raising it to a higher plateau of visibility and profitability.

"Maybe a friend or loved one wants to write a book, but writing is not one of their natural talents Now it can be a special gift this holiday season. Why not give that person a ghostwriter to help them tell their story and realize that dream?"

Judy Katz, has ghostwritten, published and marketed more than thirty books so far for a variety of clients. Ms. Katz also co-ghosts with best-selling author Greg Lawrence, the writer or cowriter of eight books, including recently Jackie as Editor: The Literary Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (St. Martin’s Press, 2011). Jackie as Editor was featured and excerpted twice in Vanity Fair in their coverage of the Kennedy family.

This holiday season, Judy and Greg are offering free phone consultations to anyone who may want to consider gifting someone with a ghostwriter to shepherd his or her book.

Novelist Kurt Vonnegut once said, “In this life, you get what you pay for.” Is that true of surrogate book parenting? “Absolutely,” Katz concurs. “The ghostwriter has to pull a story out of the author and write it beautifully in that person’s voice. That takes great skill. Likened to professional titles such as M.D. or Ph.D., 'author' is a distinction that will follow your name forever.”

There are excellent writers out there who charge various fees. To find a ghostwriter, search online, ask friends for recommendations or call literary agents for their advice. The acknowledgements of many books also mention talented writing collaborators who may be appropriate to pursue. There’s a ghostwriter out there who is just right for every story waiting to be told, for every book lover. Maybe this year is the year to gift a lucky person with a ghost who can make the dream of a book into a reality.

For more on how to find a ghostwriter who’s the right fit at the right price with exactly the right ability to help people birth their books, and how to best work with a ghostwriter (as well as tips on publishing and promotion in this new age) go to

Contact: Judy Katz, jkatzcreative(at)aol(dot)com , 212-580-8833

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