Leave it to the Financial Times to write a great article on the business aspects of ghostwriting books this past Monday (Feb 22, 2010). Check it out! Here are some key points:
Thanks to successful entrepreneur Robin Callan of Room Fu, I read this article on James Patterson, the author of dozens of thrillers, and how he changed the publishing business. It’s a fascinating read and shows how someone with a solid product or service can change the way an entire industry does business.
After the third position for which I interviewed went unfilled because the company was putting it “on hold until the economy turns around,” I realized it was a disturbing trend. At first, I tried to fight it, coming up with all sorts of reasons why they should take a chance on me. Then it hit me — I needed to figure out how I could make this uncertainty work for me. So, I asked to work on individual projects while they waited.
An entrepreneur is born.