How much does a good ghostwriter charge?

Speak to half a dozen ghosts about your book and you’ll probably get half a dozen wildly differing quotes. Some sought-after ‘A’ list ghosts with a track record of bestsellers behind them command as much as a million pounds or dollars per book, plus a share of royalties and a writing credit. The lowest tier of writer, sourced from freelancing websites will pen a book for as little as £5000, or even less in some cases. I’ve even heard of ghosts who have charged below £1000. In between these two levels are hundreds of ghosts with a bit of experience under their belts who expect between £25,000 and £50,000, or sometimes even more.