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Posts Tagged ‘Rachael Ray’

Ghostwriters Respond to Celebrity Cookbook Expose

Cookbook ghostwriter Julia Moskin published a damning essay about the cookbook writing world in the New York Times, sharing her experiences as one of the “ink-stained (and grease-covered) wretches” who help write cookbooks.

Both Gwyneth Paltrow and Rachael Ray have criticized the article. Gotham Ghostwriters collected responses from working ghostwriters about the essay. They rejected the negative perspective on the profession and offered some useful advice for aspiring ghostwriters. Check it out:

Adds Melanie, “It takes a special personality to be a ghostwriter. You have to be okay with letting someone else take the spotlight. The satisfaction comes from helping others fulfill their dreams.” And Sheila puts it even more bluntly: “As for credit, the only important place for your name is on the check.

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Rachael Ray Signs 3-Book Deal With Atria Books

Celebrity chef Rachael Ray has signed a three book deal with Simon & Schuster’s Atria Books imprint.

The first title from the author, who was formerly with Random House, is a cookbook for hamburgers called The Book of Burger. The book is slated for release this summer. She’s also got a new book called Rachael’s Year in Meals slated for release this fall.

With the new contract Ray will also curate her own series of books written by other chefs and food writers under the banner “Rachael Ray Presents.” This will include both print and digital titles.

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