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Creating a Pen Name

When you sign up for Booksprout, you are signing up as an author regardless whether you’re a self-published author with one pen name or a major publishing house with control over numerous authors. Everyone will need to create a unique pen name for every author name they plan to promote through Booksprout.

Pen names are non-transferable so make sure you are the owner of any pen name you add to your account. If you're a publishing house that doesn't have the rights to a pen name, please have the author create their own Booksprout account. 

To create your first pen name, head to the pen names section in your author backend. You can get back there at any time by clicking on pen names at the top of your screen when logged in. Once you’re there, follow these simple steps:

  1. Click on Create Pen Name.
  2. Enter as much information as you can about the pen name.
  3. Click the Create button at the bottom of the page to save.

That’s it! You’ve just created a pen name in Booksprout. Now, get your first follower!

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  1. Chris Leippi

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    I'm not sure why/how, but my pen name is listed twice (same name) and both seem to have followers. Is there any way to merge them? (I haven't done anything here yet except create a pen name and have no idea why it's duplicated.) Thanks!