New York, NY, May 25, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- In an effort to combat the problem of fraud in the ghostwriting industry, Arbor Books (www.arborbooks.com) announced guidelines for those people seeking to hire a ghostwriter or ghostwriting company.
The question of whether to hire a firm or an individual is the first hurdle facing most prospective clients.
“The answer is relatively simple,” says Arbor Books President, Joel Hochman. “Choose a firm over an individual for obvious reasons: If you get into a problem with an individual writer, you’re stuck, with little or no recourse. Basically, you’re at the mercy of that writer. With the internet as wide open as it is, the chances of hiring a charlatan are high.”
A firm on the other hand, offers a vetted staff of writers and back-up writers, as well as editorial oversight and project management.
“The best way to safeguard yourself against ghostwriting fraud is to work with a reputable ghostwriting firm,” says Arbor Books co-owner, Larry Leichman.
Before you sign a contract with a ghostwriting company to write your book, make sure that they have proof of the following:
* They are NOT a referral agency farming out your work to inferior, uncaring writers
* A relationship with a major publishing law firm -- for your protection
* Full insurance against PLAGIARISM and defamation lawsuits
* Full insurance that also covers YOU as the author
* Guarantee that you own 100% of ALL the rights, profits and royalties to your book
* Protection of the Better Business Bureau
* Listing with Dun & Bradstreet
* Supervised writing by the country's top professional editors
* Total confidentiality and non-disclosure
* Plagiarism protection and detection
* A Publishing Law Firm as counsel (intellectual property, libel law)
* Full publishing and promotion services including TV, radio, and print
* All the promises in writing!
Arbor Books is not only a ghostwriting company, but it is also a full-service, turnkey book-packaging company with a staff of 100 writers, designers and publicists.
Arbor Books works with mainstream publishing companies, independent publishers and aspiring authors through the process of manuscript preparation, cover design, printing, distribution, book marketing and author publicity.
Arbor Books, a member of the Better Business Bureau, is known worldwide for its ghostwriting division, which works with Fortune 500 companies, Hollywood celebrities, sports figures, politicians, businesspeople and anyone who is interested in having their fiction or nonfiction book become a reality.
Arbor Books is the only ghostwriting firm that is 100 percent insured against defamation and plagiarism and is associated with one of the most prestigious publishing law firms in the United States.
Arbor Books authors have seen their books become national bestsellers, have been offered movie deals and have been picked up by major publishing houses.
Arbor Books authors have appeared on Oprah, Montel, CNBC, MSNBC, CNN, ABC News, and FOXNews and have become columnists for major newspapers and magazines, including USA Today.
Arbor Books authors have sold hundreds of thousands of books through more than 40,000 stores worldwide, including Barnes & Noble, Borders, Costco, Wal-Mart and Amazon.com, as well as through specialty catalogs, distributors and book clubs.
Cofounders, Hochman and Liechman are publishing industry veterans and are listed in the Literary Market Place. “The demand for editing, ghostwriting and marketing of self-published works has increased dramatically within the past few years,” says Hochman.
You can meet Arbor Books representatives to discuss your project at this year 2007 Book Expo, June 1 through 3 at The Javits Convention Center in New York City (http://www.bookexpoamerica.com). Arbor Books will be at Booth 5255. Or you can contact Arbor Books direct at 877-822-2500 or at their Web site: www.ArborBooks.com.