View Full Version : Hired to write a book

08-25-2004, 05:03 AM
A local historical organization wants to hire me to write a book about a local football scandal from the 1920's. They have tons of research done, it would be about 100 pages, and I would get an author's credit. How do I charge? Should it be a flat fee or a percentage of the profit on each book sold? They would be publishing it themselves. Also, if I charge a flat fee does anyone have any ballpark figures for me? thanks.

08-27-2004, 03:24 AM
check it out in any fairly current edition... you can also google for writers for hire and ghostwriters and see what the going rates are...

congrats on getting a paying gig!... don't forget to have the contract looked at by your OWN attorney... and make sure he/she specializes in literary law, not real estate...

love and hugs, maia