On the topic of pseudonyms - what about us poor souls with unpronounceable names? Is it better to have an "exotic" name from a marketing point of view or is it time to think of a name Redneck Joe wouldn't have trouble saying?
Ya, I wonder how much better that poor Janet Evanovich would have done with an easier name.
And Oscar Hijuelos might have won prizes...if he'd had a pronounceable name. And that Rafael Yglesias...he could have really been someone if he'd changed his name.
It's best to write really well. No one has to be able to say your name to buy the book.