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Someone's going to know. But who is it is your choice. For traditional publishing, if you can get an agent, the agent is the only person who needs to know. Otherwise, the publishing house will know. (And you may need to check the contract to specify they can only publicize using your pseudonym.) Indie publishing requires you to give your real name to the ...


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Are people that go by a nickname hiding there true identity? If so, I have several Bobs that will be very unhappy about this. A pen name is just that, a professional nickname you've chosen to go by. There is one big upside to a pen name - privacy. You may wish to keep your writing and "day job" separate. On a more serious note, Tim Ferriss, who ...


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Names are only one aspect of "identity" - much like writing is only one aspect of your life, and writing under a pen name is nothing more than giving "NJM-as-author" a convenient label, so long as you aren't actually pretending to be someone else to cash in on their fame or ride their proverbial coattails it's completely authentic. ...


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