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chubbyanglosaxon

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Pen names
Posted: May 4, 2012 10:24 AM
 
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Right then, i am ready to feel the wrath of the long time contributors, but i have searched and searched and still have some doubts about this subject.

My query is this: I already have some books on Amazon and Kindle under my real name but I have a title i wish to publish under a pen name. As it's a subject that is personal (ie a health issue) It would cause embarrassment if published under my real name.

I know how to upload and publish etc, but I want to be absolutely sure of the procedure so that it's not linked to my other books.

I look forward to your help
Cheers
kennydill

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Re: Pen names
Posted: May 4, 2012 10:28 AM   in response to: chubbyanglosaxon in response to: chubbyanglosaxon
 
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Don't be afraid to use your real name. Everyone has sexy problems.



Kenny Dill
clemlaw

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Re: Pen names
Posted: May 4, 2012 10:35 AM   in response to: chubbyanglosaxon in response to: chubbyanglosaxon
 
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I'm sure the CIA will figure it out, but from the point of view of a normal internet user, there doesn't seem to be any way to figure out that the two books come from the same place.
tamipbooks

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Re: Pen names
Posted: May 4, 2012 10:42 AM   in response to: chubbyanglosaxon in response to: chubbyanglosaxon
 
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I publish under two different names to separate my erotica line from my non-erotic fiction. I publish them in the same dashboard, but under different author names, that's all. You will even get two different Author Central pages for your different names. I have two:

amazon.com/author/tammylee

and

amazon.com/author/tlparrington

http://www.tamiparrington.com

If you are writing under a pen name for more reasons other than to just separate genres, you will have to go the whole nine yards and have two separate websites and/or blogs as well. I have one website/blog for everything.
1001nightspress

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Re: Pen names
Posted: May 4, 2012 10:46 AM   in response to: chubbyanglosaxon in response to: chubbyanglosaxon
 
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Your pen name is safe. It won't be tied (by Amazon) in the public's eye to your other books, as long as you don't put your real name down anywhere as a contributor to the book.

Choose a different "publisher" as well as author name, and you should be fine.
andresanthomas

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Re: Pen names
Posted: May 4, 2012 12:17 PM   in response to: 1001nightspress in response to: 1001nightspress
 
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I agree. You won't have any trouble as long as you use your pen name and a different publisher name. You can leave the publisher blank or put your pen name in there if you want. If you leave the publisher name the same, searching for the publisher can bring up both your real name books and your pen name books together.
madcatprime

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Posted: May 4, 2012 2:54 PM   in response to: andresanthomas in response to: andresanthomas
 
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I actually created two seperate accounts for my real name and my pen name, as like a poster above, for my erotica and non-erotica-fiction. But if I understand correctly (end of work week, brain fried), I didn't need to create two seperate accounts, as I can just use one, and no one will know the difference.

All that trouble for nothing.
cactusu

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Re: Pen names
Posted: May 5, 2012 6:18 PM   in response to: chubbyanglosaxon in response to: chubbyanglosaxon
 
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I use three pen names. One is my real name, another for my mystery books and another, which my grandkids do NOT know about is erotica. When they are older, then, grandma can explain but don't be afraid to use a new name. Amazon knows who you are..the money will get to you!
inyun

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Re: Pen names
Posted: May 5, 2012 11:13 PM   in response to: chubbyanglosaxon in response to: chubbyanglosaxon
 
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Amazon allows multiple names under one account.

If you publish at Smashwords, a separate account is needed for each pen name.
chubbyanglosaxon

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Re: Pen names
Posted: May 6, 2012 1:38 AM   in response to: kennydill in response to: kennydill
 
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Sexy problems? I think you got the wrong end of my stick. Oooer, matron.
chubbyanglosaxon

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Re: Pen names
Posted: May 6, 2012 1:41 AM   in response to: chubbyanglosaxon in response to: chubbyanglosaxon
 
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Thanks to everyone for your answers, I am a bit more confident about this now. Watch out world, my health issues are coming your way.
Yours sincerely
Long John Silver
netroberts

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Re: Pen names
Posted: May 6, 2012 6:36 AM   in response to: chubbyanglosaxon in response to: chubbyanglosaxon
 
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I've always wondered about a pen. I love writing children's book, but I'm recently working on an adult novel (non erotica) and thought it would be a little strange. lol
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