KDJames brought up a good point about name recognition for authors. This is something I’ve been mulling over for quite some time, and I’d be very interested in getting your opinion on.
The question is: Having used the name Casual-T for all my public, professional, and online activity (social media accounts), how feasible is it to expect that I will be able to use it for TRADITIONAL publishing purposes? It is a, let’s just say, somewhat unusual name in the world of literature, and I’m wondering if there might be pushback along the lines of “Well, son, this is a great book you’ve written there, but with this name we won’t be able to get it to the right people? How about A.V. Erage. Now there’s a fine name for an author!”
I do think that part of a good branding strategy is to stand out (in a good way)... In my opinion the name Casual-T does just that. It’s gets people’s attention.
Use the name people know you by.
It's worked before.
Besides, how will I know to buy your book if it says something other than Casual-T?
The ONLY question people will have is whether to shelve you as a C or a T.
PS I have NOT forgotten contest results. I'm hoping to get to those this weekend.
Sorry for the delay.