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erik "epac" wil...

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Is possible to sell books under a name other than your author's name?
Posted: Jan 22, 2018 5:03 AM
 
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Hello, I've searched for a while on these forums and was unable to find an answer. If it's out there, please point me to it and I'd love to learn.

I wanted to sell a new book but did not want them to be under my general author's name. Is this possible? The point of this is to be something of an experimental book that no one would know I had written it so it could be viewed differently.

Thank you for any help.
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Posted: Jan 22, 2018 5:06 AM   in response to: erik "epac" wil... in response to: erik "epac" wil...
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erik "epac" wilbourn wrote:
Hello, I've searched for a while on these forums and was unable to find an answer. If it's out there, please point me to it and I'd love to learn.

I wanted to sell a new book but did not want them to be under my general author's name. Is this possible? The point of this is to be something of an experimental book that no one would know I had written it so it could be viewed differently.


Just enter a new pen name when you publish it.
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Posted: Jan 22, 2018 5:08 AM   in response to: erik "epac" wil... in response to: erik "epac" wil...
 
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Of course you can. Have you never heard of a 'pen name' or 'nom de plume'? I write my books under a pen name; thousands of authors do this.
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Posted: Jan 22, 2018 5:35 AM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
 
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Thanks! I thought there was only the option to have one pen name the entire life of your account.
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Posted: Jan 22, 2018 6:09 AM   in response to: erik "epac" wil... in response to: erik "epac" wil...
 
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erik "epac" wilbourn wrote:
Thanks! I thought there was only the option to have one pen name the entire life of your account.

When you complete the metadata for your book, put whatever name you want as author. Ensure it matches what you have on the cover and title page. It has no effect on your publishing account, which is always your legal name. You are allowed up to three Author Central accounts for pen names.
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Posted: Jan 22, 2018 6:14 AM   in response to: tanzzee in response to: tanzzee
 
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tanzzee wrote:
Of course you can. Have you never heard of a 'pen name' or 'nom de plume'? I write my books under a pen name; thousands of authors do this.

You can have 1,000 pen names. It's no different than a big publisher having 1,000 authors.
The problem is at AuthorCentral where you claim your books. If you get 3 (or maybe it is 4) different names, then contact customer service there.
Chiara Young

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Posted: Feb 9, 2018 7:39 AM   in response to: erik "epac" wil... in response to: erik "epac" wil...
 
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Thank You. I am just getting started and I am trying to figure everything out.
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