What Sort of Book Can a Ghost Write?
Ghostwriters often write autobiographies, but that isn't the only genre where a ghost can get involved.
There are many other non-fiction books where a ghost will get involved coupling their writing skills with the experience of an expert or someone with a story to tell. In addition to the many non-fiction books where a ghost has been involved, there is an increasing trend for celebrities to produce their own works of fiction. While these books will nearly always be written by ghostwriters, they give the celebrity the opportunity to generate income by using their profile and to keep themselves in the public eye.
By contrast, in the business world, as well as the autobiographies of high-profile business people, there is often a need for books to be written on specific topics by experts in their field. Publishing a book can be a more successful, and more cost effective, means of publicity than conventional forms of advertising and public relations.
Often a book can form part of a larger public relations exercise. The publication will then generate many opportunities for publicity such as radio and television interviews. In some cases a book can also be written to accompany a television series.
So in short, the answer to the question—what sort of book can a ghost write—is any sort and there is a benefit to involving a ghost with any book project.
This site largely focuses on writing books, but ghostwriters are often behind many publications from magazine articles (do you really think celebrities have time to write their own diary pages each week or that a CEO would sit down and write his or her own articles?) through to software instruction manuals and web text.