Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Posthumous Publishing, Part 27, Ghosting

The Pros and Cons of Publishing Posthumously

Part 27: Not Ghostwriting in the Strict Sense of the Word

The newly-dead author may find themselves in a quandary. The quiet seclusion of the grave often brings with it new inspiration. Buried alive or not, work completed by the writing-dead might be considered ghostwriting, though in marketing terms, this moniker is problematic. Titles created in the afterlife are better promoted as sequels, long lost manuscripts, or zombie addenda. Skeletal fiction and nonfiction alike should also be clearly labelled. The caveat of course comes with getting your new work in front of a larger public. Ouija board editions make for strenuous reading. Handy tip: Find a competent medium who also posses stenographic skills.

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