Tim Vandehey

Tim Vandehey – Ghostwriter

Nonfiction book ghostwriter and book doctor with 70 books written, 19 with major New York publishers, and 2 New York Times bestsellers.


I'm a New York Times bestselling nonfiction ghostwriter who's written more than 65 books in genres like self-help, memoir, wellness and finance and published them with houses like Simon & Schuster, Random House and Wiley & Sons. I'm also a blues musician, rabid baseball fan, travel aficionado, and totally smitten dad.

Please note that my fee for ghostwriting a book starts at $80,000, which is typical for someone with my resume.

Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Finance & Accounting Health & Wellbeing Self-Help & Self-Improvement True Crime
English (AUS) English (CAN) English (NZ) English (SA) English (US)
  • 2012 Independent Publisher Gold Award for "Leadersh*t: Rethinking the Path to Great Leading"
  • 2015 Axiom Business Book Awards Silver Medalist in the operations management/lean/continuous improvement category for "MAGIC: Five Keys to Unlock the Power of Employee Engagement"

Work experience

Hobbs-Herder Advertising

Jan, 1991 — Dec, 1995 (almost 5 years)

Rainbow Publications

May, 1988 — Nov, 1990 (over 2 years)


Secular and spiritual success are not opposites. To have one, you need the other.You can be wildly successful without losing your faith. In fact, your secular success will strengthen your faith if you allow it. Too often we believe that success in secular envi... read more
TV's most popular pitchman reveals the secrets of pitching to get what you want in virtually any situation.Pitching is about persuasion: radiating positivity, controlling the situation, winning an audience's trust, creating "fierce agreement," and getting them... read more
In the past, companies found success with a product-first orientation; they made a thing that did a thing. The Inversion Factor explains why the companies of today and tomorrow will have to abandon the product-first orientation. Rather than asking "How do the ... read more
Love is the surprising emotion that company builders cannot afford to ignore. Genuine, heartfelt devotion and loyalty from customers — yes, love — is what propels a select few companies ahead. Think about the products and companies that you really care about a... read more
Want a profit-enhancing Customer Experience? Start with the Employee Experience.The Employee Experience helps organizations attract and retain top talent, and reveals the secrets for building a deeply engaged workforce. With insights into the dynamics of trust... read more
In I'M HERE TO WIN, Chris "Macca" McCormack opens his playbook and reveals everything it takes-mind, body, and spirit-to become a champion. Now he shares the story of his triumphs and the never-say-die dedication that has made him the world's most successful t... read more
The essential guide to selling your business--and walking away with maximum wealth Nearly every entrepreneur dreams of one day selling their business for big bucks, but far too many aren't aware of exactly what it takes to do so. The sobering truth is that it'... read more
A Five-part Approach to Making Organizations Stronger, More Profitable, and Better Places to Work. Employees and leaders intuitively know that when we find a place where we can throw our hearts, spirits, minds, and hands into our work, we are happier, healthie... read more
Hollywood executive DeVon Franklin shows readers how to live and work their faith from nine to five, not just after quitting time.STRAIGHT FROM HOLLYWOOD comes a dynamic business model for building a thriving career without compromising your faith. DeVon Frank... read more
WRITTEN A BOOK? GOOD FOR YOU. PUBLISHED IT? AWESOME. WANT PEOPLE TO BUY IT? GET A PLATFORM.In How to Sell a Crapload of Books, Tim Vandehey and Naren Aryal share 10 secrets about building a killer marketing platform that nobody else is talking about. We're not... read more
Hollywood power couple DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good candidly share about their courtship and marriage, and the key to their success—waiting.President/CEO of Franklin Entertainment and former Sony Pictures executive DeVon Franklin and award-winning actress Me... read more

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Troy H.

Troy H.

Sep, 2021

This is my first experience working with a ghostwriter/book doctor, and I am an extreme rookie to the literary publishing world. Tim assisted me with writing a book proposal for a nonfiction work. From the moment we began talking via Reedsy, I was extremely impressed by his professionalism and knowledge. Throughout our multi-month project, he was friendly, polite, punctual, and savvy. I cou...
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