Welcome to Ghostwriting University

Where writers get paid to do what they love


What is Ghostwriting University?


What's Included

Unlike any other course of its kind, we provide each student with examples of books and proposals that got traditional publishing deals and were optioned by major producers. In addition, we provide the documents and recordings for every single step in the ghostwriting process—initial client calls; interviews; outline; first draft; final draft; and fully published book.

Our course modules teach you not only how to ghostwrite books, but also how to:

  • Find and retain prospective clients
  • Avoid the sh*tty ones
  • Conduct stellar interviews
  • Optimize SEO and advertising
  • Craft industry professional book proposals
  • Run a successful ghostwriting company



Ghostwriter Launchpad (2023)

Soon, Ghostwriting University will offer qualifying graduates exclusive access to prospective clients through our Ghostwriter Launchpad portal, which goes live in 2023. You don't just gain an education; you get access to paying clients right out of the gate.

Written books before? Don't sell yourself short.


Meet Alex

Alex Cody Foster has worked on over 40 book projects, eight of which were #1 Amazon bestsellers that outranked one of the top-selling authors of all time. His works have spanned nearly all genres and taken him around the world to meet a cast of fascinating characters: a prince who used to tour with the Rolling Stones; John McAfee, the creator of McAfee Antivirus, and Ross Ulbricht, founder of Silk Road. The first book under his own name, The Man Who Hacked the World, is out now (Note: he is not the 'Alex Foster' on Amazon; by sheer coincidence, there are two Alex Fosters in the writing sphere). 

Two of his projects have been optioned by production companies (including Mark Wahlberg's Unrealistic Ideas), and he's been profiled in a documentary that was the #1 watched Netflix film in the world when it debuted: Running with the Devil: The Wild World of John McAfee.

Alex never went to college. Having penned his first book at 18, he decided early on to enter the writing world via the road less traveled, and to do things that weren't... well, traditional. Now, after eight years and many fun (and crazy) clients, he's ready to impart his unique ghostwriting techniques and wisdom to writers who want to make a living by doing what they love.


Ready to Get Started?

Join Ghostwriting University by choosing an option below.

Ghostwriting University Video Course


The Full Video Course (9 Modules)

Behind-the-Scenes of a Book I've Ghostwritten (21 Downloads Including Notes, Interviews, Drafts, Query Letters & More)

The Contract Templates and Other Business Docs I Use

Downloadable List of the Top 100 Literary Agents

5 Book Proposal Examples & Video Walkthrough Explaining Every Line


The Course + 1-on-1 Time With Alex


The Full Video Course
 (9 Modules)

Everything Included in the Basic Package

Two 1-on-1 Calls with Alex

Personalized Help With Your Ghostwriting Business from Someone Who Has Ghostwritten eight #1 Amazon Bestsellers


For an easier way to get started, check out our payment plans here.

What People Are Saying:

"If you've ever dreamed of making real money from your writing, Ghostwriting University is all you need. Alex Cody Foster teaches you how to do everything, from setting up your business to finding your ideal client. You won't find a better, more inclusive online course anywhere. I've gone through it twice when most courses I buy gather digital dust. Don't sleep on this one. Enroll now!"

J. Thorn
Founder of The Author Life

"This is an excellent course. Like many writers, I spent years in formal training: analyzing obscure eighteenth-century works, picking up degrees, reading books on writing. This isn't like that. I have never taken a class that felt so practical, so actionable, so achievable. Alex is a gifted storyteller who accompanies his practical step-by-step approach with nuggets from inside the industry. He builds a roadmap, a guide for what to do and when, if you are ready to get a ghostwriting career rolling. I found much of his advice widely applicable across the publishing landscape and helpful for any writer who wants to learn how to make money doing what they love. I suck at the business side of writing; it feels like a foreign planet. How do you write a compelling query letter? Who do you even contact? How do you go about getting your initial clients? This stuff was out of my wheelhouse, so I was intimidated to try. This course gave me the overview I needed, the structure I can hang my own sensibilities on. I feel empowered, confident, and psyched to be looking for stories. This course is the perfect first step if you are serious about ghostwriting."

Trenton Kraczek

"For anyone truly serious about making ghostwriting their career, I highly recommend this course. You will finish with the confidence and knowledge to turn your passion into a profession."

Molly Fitzpatrick

Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you need to know to ghostwrite a book and manage a successful ghostwriting career. We have nine modules, which cover 72 important subjects—six hours in all. In addition, we give you real examples of book proposals that sold to publishers and were optioned by production companies, as well as all of the documentation of a fully ghostwritten book—step by step. 

Yes, but it depends on multiple factors: are you proficient at the craft? Are you in agencies? Do you manage your business well? Do you stand out amongst the crowd? Your instructor, Alex, makes a six-figure income, and his course modules are designed to teach you how to do the same.

Nine modules; 72 different subjects; six hours of professionally curated content.

No; this course is 'evergreen,' which means that although it'll feel like Alex is right there with you (not in a creepy way), all of the modules are pre-recorded. There will be an option to do private tutoring with Alex in the near-future for both book proposals and ghostwriting.


Unfortunately, this course is not for aspiring writers; it's for those who are already in the game and want to monetize their skill.

Email our support with a picture of you holding your photo ID and a piece of paper with today's date, and free access will be given to you. The email address must match the name on your photo ID.

Only graduates who have examples of good, proficient writing can join the launchpad, as we cannot offer prospective clients anything but good work. In order to do this, we must create a system of authentication, and that will require more time. Rest assured, when it launches in 2023, you will know! 

Easy! Just click the 'Become An Affiliate' button. Some of us here at GU spend several hours a week hunting down qualified leads to represent the course. When you partner us with, say, a blogger who has an email list of 10,000, and that results in 150 student sign-ups, your 20% commission is $30,000. Not bad for a day of online sleuthing and outreach!


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