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Frequently Asked Questions

In what subjects does Steve have knowledge and expertise that he can bring to the table when ghostwriting a book?


Steve has authored five novels under his own name plus books on business leadership, marketing communications, entrepreneurship, marketing, self improvement, advertising creation, as well as brand image creation and renovation. To review his business books, CLICK HERE. He has ghostwritten books a number of memoirs for individuals as well as books on process-based management, lean manufacturing, build-to-order manufacturing, how-it-was-done start-up successes, product development, and a dramatic, billion dollar turnaround of a failing business. To see a few, CLICK HERE. Moreover, Steve was in the advertising and marketing communication business for more that 25 years and created compelling work for businesses in categories ranging from healthcare, financial services, and professional sports, to OEMs, high tech, and travel & leisure. To find out about some of Steve’s accomplishments, CLICK HERE.


What if I already have a draft of a book?


If you have a complete or a partial manuscript, send Steve an email and let him know about it. He likely will ask you to send him a Word file of the manuscript via email so that he can evaluate it. If he believes it’s ready for publication and he that it has sales potential, he may offer you a publishing contract with The Oaklea Press. CLICK HERE to learn more about The Oaklea Press Inc. If he thinks it needs editing, he will let you know and perhaps make an offer to edit your book. CLICK HERE to send Steve an email.


If Steve ghostwrites or edits a book for me, do I have to publish it through The Oaklea Press?


You will have the option to do so, but you can use another publisher or self-publish your manuscript if you wish.


How long does it typically take for Steve to ghostwrite a book?


Usually from three to six months if he is starting from scratch.


How much does Steve charge?


The amount varies, depending on the amount of work Steve estimates will be required. Usually, the amount falls  between $15,000 and $45,000.

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