Its getting near Christmas so most people will be busy but what is everybody reading, Fact and fiction?
Who's wanting Father Christmas to big them a book/ books as a present, what book would you like to recieve?
Regards the Bear
I'm reading Mark Haddon's A Spot Of Bother atm and have 10 books waiting to be read so I'm hopeful that I won't get any more books this holiday so that I can get on with some other things.
What are books? I can't read!
Leigh if you look round you'll find some books that have pictures that you can colour in, one of these modern ideas I think, lol
Have a nice day
best regards the Bear
Dave Evans' History of Magic in Britain since Crowley,
Carey's Kusheil's Avatar,
Hamilton's A Lick of Frost (if I finish it - it's not really holding me atm)
I would like any of Dr. Turtledove's books that I have not already read.
Do you also read the Dan Chernenko, Eric G. Iverson, Mark Gordian, H.N. Turteltaub ones?
Isn't it that thing in the bathroom next to the toilet?
I'm reading Maoab is My Washpot, Stephen Fry's autobiography. I'm loving it!
I would love to get a heap of Manga for Christmas, but I rather doubt I will, given the sort of Manga I usually read!
They are pen names of Turtledove I believe.
Dr. Turtledove's style, under that name, is rather plain. He reminds me of Dr. Asimov in that respect--direct, unadorned, the plot and ideas are the
thing, not so much the way they are expressed. Turtledove has more of an ear for language and flavor in his dialogue, I would say.
Do the other names represent other styles, genres, or subjects?
I remember my older brother used to read an author who used several names because he produced so many fiction books. Publishers used to be unwilling to publish more than a few fiction books per year by the same author (fearing perhaps that they would be betting too much on one man). He would submit under four or five names so that he could do several books per year.
It would be a very unusual publisher who did not require to know the legal name of their authors.
I remember the identity of James Tiptree was a mystery to the public for many years. Was the person behind the name known to the publisher? I think Tiptree's work appeared in a number of science fiction magazines. (I notice, Janet did not say a magazine publisher would know. There is less at stake, financially.) Would each publisher have known? Or, would anything less than a book just require a check to the Tiptree name?
Setting up an account to a pseudonym is possible but one needs an accountant who knows what's going on, to deal with tax issues.
IME, magazine editors sometimes worry about legal names, sometimes do not.
Again, IME book publishers require legal names - no matter what name one publishes under. They often have no objects to pen names - but they want to know who they are dealing with.
As you have observed Janet, the financial side of things must needs be addressed otherwise you might be sitting on cheques in the name of several pseudonyms with no chance of ever cashing them because you can't prove who these cheques belong to!