“Will I get published?”

The newer  Amazon-based publishing model obliterates the former model, which was far more restrictive.

Did you know that, over the years, many books on the New York Times Bestseller list were written by ghostwriters? Ghostwriting is a publishing reality of the first order.

So, if we ghostwrite your book will it get published?


Manhattan Literary has its own publishing imprint, should you need it. If you request our publishing services, they automatically available to you. We have the capacity to publish your work professionally. We will assist you and share our knowledge, obviating the snares and disappointments of the typical self-publishing mills. You will have the benefit of our considerable experience.

Critically important: We are affiliated with the Ingram Book Group (, the nation’s largest distributor of books, also a book producer. Ingram is the unseen engine underneath Amazon and other major book sales and distribution platforms. Their services are for publishers, not for individuals.

Years ago, before many of its competitors, Ingram realized the bright future of the print-on-demand publishing model — at least a decade before Amazon appeared. A key feature of this model is that it allows a publisher to produce small or large book runs at the same cost per unit.

We are proud to be connected to Ingram and  can assure you quality book production —  and distribution via their on-line model. Together, we take control of your publishing career by using these  production and distribution tools to launch your work.

Here is what John Kremer, a famous author/analyst on our industry, says in a recent article about clients who link with a ghostwriter/publisher like ML to control their own destiny:

(From John Kremer’s Hall of Fame website) “You could stock a superb college library or an incredible bookstore just from the books written by the some of the authors who have chosen to self-publish: Margaret Atwood, L. Frank Baum, William Blake, Ken Blanchard, Robert Bly, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Lord Byron, Willa Cather, Pat Conroy, Stephen Crane, e.e. cummings, W.E.B. DuBois, Alexander Dumas, T.S. Eliot, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Benjamin Franklin, Zane Grey, Thomas Hardy, E. Lynn Harris, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ernest Hemingway, Robinson Jeffers, Spencer Johnson, Stephen King, Rudyard Kipling, Louis L’Amour, D.H. Lawrence, Rod McKuen, Marlo Morgan, John Muir, Anais Nin, Thomas Paine, Tom Peters, Edgar Allen Poe, Alexander Pope, Beatrix Potter, Ezra Pound, Marcel Proust, Irma Rombauer, Carl Sandburg, Robert Service, George Bernard Shaw, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Upton Sinclair, Gertrude Stein, William Strunk, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Henry David Thoreau, Leo Tolstoy, Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, and Virginia Woolf.

This web site features many other amazing authors who have chosen to self-publish at some time in their careers. You would do well to be among this honored group.

See the endless list of success stories.

A simple point to keep in mind: when you sell a book to a publisher you lose all control. The amount of money they put into marketing — if not agreed upon beforehand — is entirely up to them; as is whether the book stays in print. Years ago, the main reason to use a traditional publisher was their marketing muscle and infrastructure. But with the reality of Amazon — admittedly a mixed blessing because of their monopolistic tendencies, yet they still favor the little guy, the individual — the benefits are a fact of life, and the ‘traditional’ publisher of 15-20 years ago is almost obsolete. Manhattan Literary, you, Amazon and Ingram  —  a winning combination.  The new author is greatly empowered.