Thursday, December 10, 2009

Boo! Calling all ghost writers

Hi all,

I've been asked to discuss ghost-writing a book on a particular business
subject about which I have some surface knowledge, but I'm not the
topic-expert - the "real author", however, is very much an expert in this
particular industry. He has asked me what/how I would charge to ghost-write
a 100-150 page book. I've ghost-written speeches, articles, etc., but never
an entire book. Any advice on questions I should ask, how to set parameters
for charging, etc.?



Learn to Twitter better

Twitter expert Allie Bell is speaker for Jan. 14 Press Women-SPJ event

"Better Twittering for the Mass Communicator,” co-sponsored by Arizona Press Women’s Central District and Valley of the Sun chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, open to the public, is the topic of a luncheon talk at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at the Doubletree Guest Suites, 320 N. 44th St., Phoenix.
The PowerPoint presentation presented by Allie Bell of Glendale focuses on techniques to make Twitter an ally in mass communicating for journalists, authors and marketing and public relations specialists. Bell is managing editor of AZRE (Arizona Commercial Real Estate Magazine) and six other AZ Big Media publications. She also manages the company's social media efforts and participates in multiple online social networks.
Reservations are requested by Jan. 12 to or 480-778-8776. APW and SPJ members will be admitted free; non-members pay $5 at the door. Those attending can order individually from the luncheon menu.
Arizona Press Women is an organization of women and men who work as editors, writers, photographers, teachers and public relations specialists. APW sponsors regular meetings and workshops in Phoenix, Tucson and Payson, and an annual spring conference. For more information, contact