J.K. Rowling does it again, this time under another name.

Reblogged from Books2day:

It took only 24 hours for The Cuckoo's Calling to skyrocket to number one on the Amazon bestseller list after the Sunday Times revealed that author Robert Galbraith was actually a pseudonym for J.K. Rowling. The book is also #1 on the Barnes & Noble list, #20 on the Kindle list and is back ordered for up to 3 weeks at Amazon. 


When interviewed, Rowling said using the pseudonym was a "liberating experience" because it allowed her to get honest feedback on her writing without "hype or expectation." Certainly understandable as fame can be a burden, but there is likely a very long list of authors who would like to have the same problem.