Thanks for the advice, doll. You couldn't have come up with that idea BEFORE the book was published?
But, alas, hindsight's got those powerful specs, and we just sit around waiting to realize our mistakes. That's how we learn.
However, if you do follow me on twitter (and if you don't, you should--@gisellerenarde), you've also heard me mentioning that I wrote an incredibly filthy novella to be released in October. It's an adaptation of the Salome story set in the 1970s. Barely-legal, step-Daddy/daughter, step-brother/sister. You pervs know what I'm talking about, because you jumped all over me saying you want to buy a copy.
Pervs, you're putting my cats through college. I love you all.
Anyway, here's my question: considering that this is a taboo book and the tone and content represents a bit of a departure from a great deal of my other work (aside from Nanny State and the Adam & Sheree stories), should I publish it under a pen name?
Obviously if I do, I'm going to promote it transparently. I'm hardly going to say, "Huh? Salome? Never met the girl. Don't know what you're talking about." I'll acknowledge that I wrote it.
So if I, Giselle, plan to promote it and accept it as one of my own, what's the point in publishing under a pen name? Well, Amazon's been hassling me ever since Adam and Sheree happened. They've banned two of my works and tried to suppress a third, so I'm thinking I'm on some kind of list. That probably sounds paranoid, but who knows with Amazon?
Aside from that reason... I don't know... branding? Lots of authors publish different content under different names, and many are totally transparent about which ones fall under their general masthead.
I need some advice, people.
What should I do?
Oh, here's another consideration that I'd almost forgotten: the other week, I saw on a blog or site or twitter or somewhere (way to cite your sources, Giselle) some question about a new book. Readers seemed wary of it because the author was unknown and lacked web presence. Do you think my made-up taboo self could fall into that sort of trap, of readers not trusting an author who appears to lack credentials?
Readers, writer, arithmeticians... tell me what to do. Please?
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