Hy Bender is probably the only ghostwriter you'll encounter who, through painstaking care in developing the book proposal, helped a first-time, non-celebrity author land a $1 million advance. (The resulting book, which Hy ghostwrote as well, went on to hit #16 on Amazon.com.) Hy's aided hundreds of clients, ranging from New York Times bestselling authors to Hollywood screenwriters; and he's helped two first-time authors reach The New York Times Bestseller list.
Hy is also the author or co-author of 16 books under his name that have sold hundreds of thousands of copies. These include five books in the popular Dummies series and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Thyroid Disease, which demonstrate his ability to explain even complex concepts in an accessible, entertaining manner that anyone can understand.
And they further include an interview book with Neil Gaiman, one of the most beloved fantasy writers of our time, that quickly became a national bestseller. Hy will use those same interview skills to draw out the critical details of your own stories.
Hy has decades of business and technical writing experience, having worked as a consultant for such renowned organizations as Morgan Stanley, Reuters, American Insurance Group, New York Mercantile Exchange, Northern Telecom, Juno Online Services, the U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Congress.
Hy even knows more than his fair share about HR thanks to co-hosting a career podcast that led him to interview such powerhouse corporations as Microsoft, AT&T, 3M, Dow Jones/The Wall Street Journal, Deloitte, Pricewaterhousecoopers, Siemens, Eli Lilly, The Mayo Clinic, Salk Institute, Genentech, State Farm, Allstate, WordPress.com, Tumblr, and dozens more about best practices for attracting and retaining millennial employees.
In addition, Hy's written humor for such diverse national newspapers & magazines as The New York Times, American Film, Advertising Age, Spy, and Mad Magazine. Hy’s world-class ear for comedy helps him both ghostwrite and edit with wit and an easy-going style.
Hy's most frequent clients are professionals who have tremendously valuable knowledge and insights but lack the experience and time to communicate them effectively in book form. Hy excels at extracting expert information by casually chatting over the phone, and then "translating" industry jargon and complicated data into flowing prose that's fun to read and easy to absorb.
Hy also excels at creating memoirs. As a story expert and professional screenplay analyst, he can provide a memoir with a movie structure that helps ensure its appeal to both large numbers of readers and Hollywood producers.
Hy would love to apply his rare combination of skills in writing New York Times bestselling books, million dollar book proposals, world-class interviewing, screenwriting, storytelling, humor, and creating highly friendly and entertaining prose to making your book a bestseller.
To learn more, please visit Hy's book site at BookProposal.net.