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Our ghostwriting services have become a little too popular. Given our fair and reasonable prices down below, our wait-time to accept new projects has grown considerably. To speed things up, we’ve decided to offer two new packages.

At $15k~$25k, we’re still charging roughly half of what other writers charge for a high-quality ghostwritten book. A NYT bestselling author might even charge north of six-figures for service of this quality, but this is a special introductory price limited to the next 10  projects.

We’ll prefer to start with a free consultation, were you tell us about your project and we focus on how we can help achieve your vision. The average turnaround is 3 months, but if you need it done faster, grab the premium “VIP” level so you’ll have our full attention.

$15,0003 Months


  • Your Voice & Vision
  • Flawless Writing
  • Market Research
  • Organize Your Ideas
  • Ready-to-Publish
  • Book Design
  • Get Started

$25,0001 Month


  • Your Voice & Vision
  • Flawless Writing
  • Market Research
  • Organize Your Ideas
  • Ready-to-Publish
  • Book Design
  • * VIP response time
  • Get Started


Click “Get Started” to send us a note, and we can set up a 15-minute consultation if we have space to handle your project.



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Are you ready to elevate your story from the forgotten to the unforgettable? The Book Butchers isn’t just a ghostwriting service; it’s an elite cadre of literary craftsmen dedicated to honing your ideas into a razor-sharp narrative that cuts straight to the heart of your audience. With a PhD in literature and a legacy of bestsellers, Derek Murphy leads a team where excellence isn’t an aspiration—it’s the only outcome.


Why Settle for Less When You Can Work with the Best?

Our method isn’t for everyone. We’re selective, taking on only a handful of projects at a time to ensure each book receives the undivided attention it deserves. This means our slots are highly coveted and fill up quickly. If you’re ready to see your ideas distilled into their most potent form, the time to act is now.


The Book Butchers’ Exclusive Invitation:

  • Limited Engagement: We accept a strictly limited number of projects each year, ensuring unparalleled focus and quality.
  • Peerless Quality: With deep cuts and bloody edits, we guarantee a book that not only captivates but dominates.
  • Rapid Transformation: Our VIP Slaughterhouse Package offers a one-month turnaround, catapulting your book from concept to reality at breakneck speed.


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  • Stand Out: In a sea of mediocrity, be the beacon. Our books don’t just speak; they roar.
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Join the exclusive circle of authors who have transcended the ordinary, thanks to the unmatched expertise of The Book Butchers. This is more than a ghostwriting service—it’s your pathway to a legacy. Seize the opportunity to work with the best; it’s time your book took its rightful place on the bestseller lists.

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If you’re ready to slice through the noise and carve out a space for your groundbreaking ideas, welcome to The Book Butchers. I’m Derek Murphy, armed with a PhD in literature and a keen blade for crafting bestsellers. Here, we don’t just write books; we sculpt, refine, and perfect them with precision and care, ensuring every word earns its place on the page.


Why Choose The Book Butchers?

  • Precision Edits: Our name isn’t for the faint of heart. We do deep cuts and bloody edits, ensuring your book emerges as the lean, compelling masterpiece it’s meant to be.
  • Unmatched Expertise: With dozens of bestselling books under our belt, we wield our expertise like a well-honed blade, unmatched by any.
  • Tailored Process: Like a bespoke suit, your book will be meticulously tailored to fit your unique voice and story, ensuring it stands out in a crowded market.
  • Value Beyond Compare: While our services cut deep into the fluff, our prices remain competitively lean, offering unparalleled quality at unbeatable rates.


Our Exclusive Packages

  • VIP Slaughterhouse Package: Leapfrog to the forefront with our VIP service. For $25,000, we offer a one-month turnaround, delivering a book (up to 75,000 words) that’s been through the grinder and come out a gem.
  • Artisanal Butchery Package: Prefer to age your ideas to perfection? Our standard package offers a detailed, three-month crafting process at $.25 per word, ensuring every sentence is savory.


The Butchering Process

  1. Initial Carving: We dive deep into your ideas, sharpening them into a clear vision for your book.
  2. Strategic Slicing: Together, we outline your narrative, ensuring every chapter is cut to perfection.
  3. The Butchery: Our master butchers—er, writers—then craft your manuscript, trimming the fat and focusing on lean, impactful writing.
  4. Refinement: We carve and recarve, based on your feedback, until every word is a testament to your unique insight.
  5. The Feast: Your book, now a work of art, is ready to conquer the palates of readers worldwide.


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  • Deep Cuts: Our editing process ensures only the strongest, most compelling content makes it to the final page.
  • Bloody Good Books: Our commitment to quality means your book will stand out as a testament to excellence.
  • Time-Saving: Let us handle the butchery while you focus on your areas of expertise.



  • What if my ideas aren’t fully fleshed out? Fear not. Our initial carving session is designed to sharpen even the most nascent ideas into a clear, powerful narrative.
  • How involved do I need to be in the butchery? It’s entirely up to you. You can oversee the process or leave the slicing to us, confident in the quality of the final product.
  • Is my manuscript safe with you? Absolute discretion is our creed. Your ideas and manuscript are treated with the utmost care and confidentiality.


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à la carte Ghostwriting Services

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Ghostwriter and ghostwriting services for authors and books

Our top-notch editing services will preserve your voice, while improving your writing as much as possible. But sometimes we wish we could just grab the pen and write it for you. True writing mastery can take decades to earn, so even though we can point out flaws and suggest ways to improve, we could still make it better if we had the freedom to rewrite more heavily.

Some of our clients want more than an editor or writing coach; they want a writing partner who can help them get the book over the finish line. And since I also know most ghostwriters are rubbish, I’ve decided to offer these high-level services to help those who need them.

Should you use a ghostwriter?

If you want to write and publish a book, but don’t plan to make writing and publishing your main career or lifetime skillset, then a ghostwriter might make sense. Some authors love to suffer for their art; and any new skill is difficult to master. 

You *could* spend years writing it yourself and wallowing in self-doubt. It’s exhilarating and scary. For many authors, the difficulty is the appeal.

For business owners, coaches or professionals who already have an income stream or calling, and just want to share a powerful story that boosts their brand and brings in new clients and customers, a book can be a great marketing addition.

However, most ghostwriting companies are “productized services” – they can get the project done and maybe put the bare minimum into publishing it, but it probably won’t leave an impact or be successful on its own. It can be fun to give out at events, but a book doesn’t always earn; especially when ghostwriting typically costs an average of $50,000 for a real professional.

If you’ve got millions to burn, a ghostwritten book may make sense. But maybe you real care about getting your message just write and have some ownership; in this case, the Book Butchers offer a uniquely different approach.

Ghostwriting Service 

I’m still working on the clever names for these, but basically we would help you finish a project you’ve already kind of started. And if you have no idea where to start, we can help with that too. 

Dueling Pistols (cowriting) – $0.12 cents per word.

Includes all our normal levels but with much heavier rewriting and revision, including story development. You can expect roughly 25% of new or rewritten content.

The Big Bang (ghostwriting) – $0.25 cents per word.

You will have an idea, and outline, a collection of post-it notes, yellowing binders of autobiographical anecdotes, rough scenes or sections or blog posts, or recorded videos talking through your ideas. We’ll help you develop it, organize it and write it. We’ll even include a book cover that will triple your sales, compared to the ugly ones other “writing gurus” are offering with their expensive publishing packages.

Let us know if you’re interested in this service when you submit your sample.

PS. If you’re torn between the .06 and .12 cent options, we strongly suggest booking the first chapter critique service first so you can get a better understanding of what you need.

Ghostwriting Process

You probably have boxes of notes or ideas. We’ll help get them organized and streamlined. Or maybe you haven’t started yet; that’s OK too. We can begin with a video call or a questionnaire worksheet. You can write answers or just record a video speaking through them. 

We’ll do heavy research on the topic, target audience and competitors, and brainstorm a compelling title and subtitle that will offer the maximum impact – we’ll even make a book cover that is sure to sell (lots of other ghostwriting services will fail at this critical stage, but we have a unique background in book design).

The process should take between 3 to 6 months, depending on our workload. We generally only take 2 clients a year for this to make sure we have the bandwidth. We may ask questions to help steer the outline and content, but we will do most of the work; and we mean all the work – from ideation to creation and editing, even book design – so you end up with a real, finished product.

Hiring a ghostwriter

Hiring a ghostwriter is usually a matter of googling and finding someone who claims they have the right experience and expertise. I’m skeptical of other editors and ghostwriters, because I’ve been doing this quietly for 20 years and see a lot of complaints from authors, or service providers whose quality aren’t up to my personal standards.

I have a PhD in Literature and have worked with projects that hit the USA Today, WSJ and even Oprah Magazine. I can’t promise any of that for you, because I don’t actively work in book marketing; I focus on producing the best actual product, with writing you can be proud of, and the rest sorts itself out.

Others will promise you more, with confidence, but I’m a little too transparent and honest to make big guarantees. Not because I can’t deliver, but because I want you to have an accurate understanding of the publishing industry and the return you can expect on your investment.

That said, I also have a habit of undervaluing my services even when I’m providing more than my competitors… but this is to your advantage. At 25cents/word, a 50K book will cost about $12,500. That’s exactly 50% of what I should be charging as a base ghostwriting fee ($25,000) based on my degrees and experience, so I’ll probably raise prices going forward.

But for right now, you get a relatively good deal and someone who will actually deliver. I’ve been building an online brand for the past 15 years and I’m pretty well known (and recommended) in publishing circles, so you don’t have to be afraid that I’ll just disappear without doing the work – which unfortunately can happen if you just hire someone off their random personal website.

Although I don’t have many reviews for actual ghostwriting, because I keep my clients confidential, I do have hundreds of reviews from authors for whom I’ve edited or helped launch a bestseller. But do your own research and reach out if you might be interested. If I don’t have time to take your project (or it’s not a good fit for me) I may have a recommendation you can use.

PS. This service is personally provided by Derek Murphy (the founder of Book Butchers, who holds a PhD in Literature. His plotting and writing tips and videos have had over 2 million views on YouTube).

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