(New York, NY)—Memoirs, life stories, autobiographies, tell-alls, diaries—no matter what you call them, they’re a hot trend in publishing. People like talking about themselves as much as others like reading about them.
Everyone, young or old, is a candidate for a memoir; all you need is a story to tell. Retirees, veterans and senior citizens, as well as students, parents and business people all have memoirs inside them. The problem is that many people don't have the time, inclination or ability to write. And that's where a ghostwriter comes in.
“Having a book ghostwritten might be among the most important things a person can do,” says Larry Leichman, co-owner of Arbor Books (www.arborbooks.com), a leading ghostwriting, editing and self-publishing firm. “We all want to be remembered, and with the availability of ghostwriting firms and the advancements in self-publishing options, we can almost create our own immortality.”
Mr. Leichman points out the main reasons to use a ghostwriter are: speed and expertise. Most people tend to put off projects. By using a ghostwriter, a person can be assured the project gets done and gets done quickly and expertly.
When considering a memoir, there are some things you should ask yourself first:
* Will you be revealing personal secrets you might want to keep hidden?
* Will you be violating secrets about others that might upset relationships or even lead to defamation lawsuits?
* Will you be recalling verifiable facts or just memories that might be open to contradiction or dispute?
In any of the above cases, you can still put it all down on paper and then either include a caveat or edit the more controversial material out of the final manuscript.
A professionally ghostwritten memoir can be compiled by a writer in mere months and can be formatted as a traditional book, an e-book or an audio book. Here are just a few reasons why you should have your book ghostwritten book now:
1. As a gift: A well-done memoir makes a far better holiday gift than a sweater, tie or toaster oven.
2. To give advice: You’ve learned a lot in your life. Shouldn’t you share your hard-won lessons? Your wisdom will help others, especially family and friends, to maximize their life experiences.
3. To contribute to a family tree. Genealogy services have taken off in recent years because Americans are curious about their ancestors. Your account of your life will provide invaluable records for your family.
4. To share your personal insights. A memoir allows you to connect with your audience in a way no other format can. Even close relatives will learn poignant details about your life that might otherwise go unspoken.
5. As therapy. Catharsis is something we all seek when dealing with hardships. A memoir offers a chance for closure and a process through which to deal with regret.
6. To build a legacy. What is the point of your life? If you think that your life isn’t worth hearing about, perhaps you have doubts about your purpose or accomplishments. A detailed look back will remind you of the work you’ve done and the contributions you’ve made to society.
7. To create a piece of history. A memoir can be a powerful milestone in your life, whether you’re a young person or a retiree. What better way to keep track of your feelings and pursuits than in a professionally ghostwritten and bound book?
A global company, Arbor Books has created many compelling, fun and touching memoirs for individuals and families. The firm works closely with clients to plan their projects at prices that meet their budgets.
“Whether the book is for just a few family members or a general audience, we can help you create a unique memoir that makes your story distinctive and memorable,” says Joel Hochman, co-owner of Arbor Books. “Ghostwriting a memoir involves more than just putting words on paper. It’s about conveying emotion and establishing your identity as an author.”
Ghostwriting a memoir generally costs between $3,500 and $25,000, depending upon the length (48 pages vs 400 pages) and complexity of the manuscript desired by the client. Most books can be written in 120 days through interviews with the client via phone calls or e-mails or in person (some clients also opt to provide their ideas via Word documents, audio tapes or videos). As the ghostwriter progresses, work is sent to the client for approval. Completely confidential, only the client’s name appears on the finished product, and he or she retains 100 percent of the rights and profits.
Arbor Books’ ghostwriters have years of experience in writing memoirs and personal family histories and have covered just about all subgenres including religious, political, corporate, family, gay, immigrant and more.
For more information, please visit _www.arborbooks.com (http://www.arborbooks.com/) or call 1-800-877-2500.