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J.K. Rowling’s not-so-secret identity and what it says about the publishing industry


It’s a sad day for aspiring authors to know that we live in a time where readers and publishers alike no longer judge a book by its cover, but by the name printed on its spine.

 

Muneer Huda writes out of Waterloo, Ontario. He enjoys all kinds of writing, but has a special love for speculative fiction. He aspires to support himself solely through his writing one day. http://muneerhuda.wordpress.com/

 

SOURCES

J.K. Rowling Official Site – Rowling, J.K.  

Grossman, Lev. July 16th, 2013. The Name Game: J.K. Rowling and the Power of Brand.

Frith, Maxine. July 16th, 2013. Harry Plotter? The mysterious case of JK Rowling and her crime-writing pseudonym.

Taylor, Adam. July 15th, 2013. Every Aspiring Author Should Be Depressed by J.K. Rowlings’ Pseudonymous Publishing Stunt.

Clark, Nick. July 15th, 2013. “I turned down ‘Robert Galbraith”: Editor admits rejecting JK Rowling’s secret novel.

Photo Courtesy – Fantasy Fiction.com, Telegraph.com,

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