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Robert Nowall
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So J. K. Rowling looked for the freedom of anonymity and wrote a mystery novel under a pseudonym. Here's a link to a (short) news story about it:

http://www.locusmag.com/News/2013/07/rowling-revealed-as-author-of-mystery-novel/

...but it's been all over the mainstream media these past few days and there are longer news stories out there.

What do you think?

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Meredith
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I don't have the link handy, but Nathan Bransford's take was interesting.

Good reviews, but it hadn't sold well at all--at least until this came out. Now . . .

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I understand using pen names for branding. I understand what King did, wanting to know how he would do without his name attached.

I don't understand wanting to be "liberated."

http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2013/07/the-ludicrousness-of-embarrassed.html

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