I'm asking this as a fiction ghostwriter, who notices several things...like that I've done more research than many potential clients and therefore they don't always ask for what you need to be truly successful entering the Kindle/indie fiction markets.
In no way is this post intending to be self-promotional, I just am sharing my opinions and experiences - and asking for your opinion.
When I ghostwrite fiction for a client, I provide a full package: niche research, my analysis of the niche and suggested next steps, information on blurb copywriting, a promotional report, and a list of Amazon reviewers in your niche. Something I notice...so many clients aren't getting these things together themselves and it is a good thing I offer all these things in addition to my story. But because of the requests I get (write in this genre and end each installment on a cliffhanger...when this is a genre that wants to murder authors that use cliffhangers, etc) have me constantly telling my clients what they really need to hire me for. But I think there might be an easier way, as the fabulous Tiffany Lambert inspired me when I was reading her blog today.
If you don't know Tiffany, she's very much beloved on these forums, and in her own realm. She's a ghostwriter, owns a PLR store, and has creating several products that remain, after the buzz of others' projects wears off, darlings in the IM world. For good reason. And Tiff's making the move to ghostwriting single owner content.
So, my question is this...
If I write and offer for auction novels/novellas/fiction in a series for a reasonable price, allowing only one buyer for the entire series, would you buy it? Knowing that you get quality research and all that my client bundle normally includes, and the benefit of the research having impacted the writing, so you know that you have a story in a specific subgenre that will meet reader expectations?
Tiff auctions her stuff, so I could do that. Or I could just offer them at an affordable price (something similar to what someone might hire for writing original content but with some of the expediency of the process - no going back and forth on this, etc lowering the price).
So, tell me what you think. If you are [considering] outsourcing fiction writing to indie publish, would you like this option? What are your questions and considerations? Thanks.