Specifically, I see writers that charge $5 for an article request hundreds for 15,000 word e-books.
Now, don't get me wrong here - I am NOT criticising any content writers. I'm just wondering what the going rate for a ghostwritten e-book is.
Some maths to get us started:
- $5 for a 500 article translates into $1 per 100 words
- At $1 per 100, a 15,000 word e-book would cost $150
Now, of course, I know from experience that writing an e-book is not the same as writing 30 articles. You have to go into more detail, do additional research, etc.
In short, I can see an e-book going for $250 - $300 for 15,000 words maximum. Yet it seems that even this estimate is way below what appears to be the market minimum based on my research.
Am I wrong here? If you've ever used a ghostwriter, how much did you pay for a 15,000 word work?
Oh, and one last thing - let us please not getting into the whole subject of quality, the notion that you get what you pay for and that I shouldn't be working with article writers who charge under $15 per 500 words.
These are all very interesting points and are certainly worth discussing - in another thread.