Pen names – Do you need one?

By FebruaryFalls on August 11th 2014

I feel its a personal decision. You may consider getting a pen name for professional and personal reasons i.e. if your a lawyer or teacher, because people often sue, and this includes friends and family. Indie writers don’t need pen names.

Writers who need to keep their true identity from being disclosed need to hire a lawyer to draw up documents, so that they can approach traditional publishers. The lawyer should not reveal this information.

Make sure you Google the name you want to use to make sure that no one else has it. It also wouldn’t hurt to look on Amazon.

I would like to hear from you….

Do you feel the need to use a pen name? How do you feel about pen names?

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Kindle, Kobo, Nook, Sony…How many E-readers do I need to buy?


I wondered about this for a long time, but when it came down to it, all I need is one e-reader. I have a kindle, which I purchased direct from Amazon last year. One of my worries was the cover art i.e. how would it look on the screen for each e-reader…This is my first book, so I only want to send my best work out to the world.

One day I queried the cover art with Amazon, as they state it has to meet a specific size. Well I had GREAT difficulty, as the cover art I created was INDEED acceptable i.e. it meets the resolution requirements etc. but it was not the size Amazon specified. I created my cover (back and front) using Windows Paint and a free program called Irfanview, which I downloaded.

When I queried it with both the Kindle and Createspace community, they stated not to worry about it. The measurement Amazon wanted was meant to fit the Kindle Fire screen, but nonetheless it will just be a little smaller with the measurements I had. Now this may bother some people, but not me. I did the best I could and that’s good enough for me.
I’m not gonna buy any more E-readers. I feel all I need is one, but do what you feel you should do.

Please leave a comment below. How many E-readers do you have?