Did you know that JK Rowling published a crime novel called The Cuckoo’s Calling under a pen name?
Yeah, probably everybody already knew that but me.
Anyway, Nathan Bransford has an interesting post about that. Apparently it got picked up by a big publisher, got good reviews . . . and didn’t sell. Just another nice “debut” novel that vanished without a trace.
I imagine it’s selling much better now that the author’s real name is known.