“Negotiating” Use of a Pseudonym

Today’s post takes a look at the issue of pseudonyms, and how to address them in a contract. IT’S LEGAL TO USE A PSEUDONYM, BUT NOT TO ENGAGE IN FRAUD. Authors often use pseudonyms (aka “pen names”) when they can’t or don’t want to use their legal names in connection with their writing. Use of a pseudonym is legal as long as the author doesn’t use it for fraud or tax evasion, or other illegal purposes. When choosing a pseudonym, don’t pick a name that lends itself to fraud or mistaken identity. It’s fine to write as “Stephen King” if

Read more