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How does one go about having a pen name and getting paid for writing one does under it?

I want to write a cookbook, I don't want too much confusion between that and my identity as a composer. I don't mind people knowing I do both but I want people who search for me as a composer not to get clogged up with recipe stuff.

Thanks in advance. (I'm happy for you to point me at a useful how-to, esp. if UK-relevant, but experienced advice is even better.)

· · SubwayTooter · 1 · 16 · 5

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@artsyhonker whoever pays you will know your real name. You just tell them the name you want to be published under (one you make up), and they do that. It's not any more complicated than that unless you need to keep your real name absolutely *secret*, which doesn't seem like the case.

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@artsyhonker if you are getting paid directly by readers (unusual), you'll have to create a company to collect the payments to your pen name. The company name will be the pen name, and that company will pay you. It's worth paying a solicitor to ensure it is set up correctly

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@Calcifer I'm thinking about self-publishing, so this is probably the route I would need to take. Thank you.

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