Posts Tagged: ghostwriting
Even after eighty years of publication, Simon & Schuster is still putting out several Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew titles each year, thanks to ghostwriters and an assembly-line-like process:
Book packagers are a kind of outsourced labor, not unlike factories in China or tech-support centers in Mumbai.
For all our worrying about essay-writing robots, it’s easy to overlook the Fordist production models already in place in the publishing industry. Over at Flavorwire, Jonathon Sturgeon considers the implications of literature that is ghostwritten and consumer-driven:
Under automation, fiction loses the power to alter what we think is possible.
Here’s an interesting glimpse into the work behind paperback bestsellers: a short post by a ghostwriter for the recently deceased Tom Clancy.
“Great. And one more thing. Book’s due in six weeks. Minimum length: 110,000 words. Though we can deal with 90,000.