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5 Non-Fiction Books You Didn’t Know Were Ghostwritten

Being a leader in your industry means mastering its intricacies to a tee. It’s about passion, knowledge, and the desire to make a difference. You’ve got the expertise, and you’re ready to share it with the world. So naturally, you decide to pen down your thoughts.

But, even with a wealth of knowledge, writing engaging and exciting content isn’t easy. It’s a skill that demands time and effort to perfect. And that’s where a ghostwriter can become your most valuable asset. A ghostwriter specializes in mastering your voice and message to craft content that resonates with your audience. They are your ally in creating high-quality books that help you bridge the gap between you and your customers.

Yet, many still pause when it comes to hiring a ghostwriter.

The idea of someone else penning down your thoughts and ideas might seem a bit unnerving. After all, it’s your voice, your message, and your brand. However, what many don’t realize is that ghostwriters are behind many of the books we know and love today. According to Entrepreneur, nearly 60% of all non-fiction books have been ghostwritten!

It’s a staggering statistic isn’t it?

Here are five notable non-fiction books you didn’t know were ghostwritten:

1. The 360 Degree Leader, John C. Maxwell

Dr. John C. Maxwell is a leadership expert, but did you know that Charlie Wetzel was the ghostwriter behind “The 360 Degree Leader?” This book, which has sold over 1 million copies, targets middle managers and provides valuable insights on how to lead from the middle of an organization.

2. The Power of Many, Meg Whitman

Meg Whitman, the former CEO of eBay, shares her journey of transforming eBay from a tiny start-up into a global powerhouse in “The Power of Many.” However, the book was actually written with the help of ghostwriter Joan O’C. Hamilton.

3. Rich Dad Poor Dad, Robert Kiyosaki

Robert Kiyosaki’s “Rich Dad Poor Dad” is a worldwide bestseller that has helped millions of people improve their financial literacy. And, the book was co-written with Sharon L. Lechter. The book’s success led to a series of books targeting different audiences.

4. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R. Covey

“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey is one of the most influential self-help books ever written. Although Ken Shelton is acknowledged in the credits for his contributions, many are unaware of his ghostwriting role in the book’s creation.

5. Made in America, Sam Walton

Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart, shares the story of building one of the most successful retail businesses in “Made in America.” And it was John Huey who helped Walton in crafting this narrative.

The content written within each of these books still belongs to the primary author as it is filled with their ideas, stories, and opinions. But it was the ghostwriter who helped them write the words in an engaging way. You might be a multi-million dollar investor, a well-known marketing guru, or another type of rebellious leader, but that doesn’t mean you know how to write compelling books. That’s an entirely different skill!

Ghostwriters play a pivotal role in these stories, and with their help you can be sure the message is articulated in a way that resonates with your audience. If you’re looking to share your knowledge and make an impact, consider the benefits of hiring a ghostwriter. They might be the secret ingredient to your success.

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