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Author Plans: Adding and Editing Your Pen Name(s)

Author plans on BookFunnel are designed for one author to distribute his or her own books.

Author plans include 1 – 3 pen names per account. A pen name is a name that you use to publish your books. It can be a pseudonym or your legal name. We’ll call it your “pen name” on the BookFunnel dashboard.

The pen name should match the name of the author on the book cover. If your plan includes more than one pen name, you can add them all at once, or add and edit them as you need them.

Add an Author Pen Name

  1. Click Pen Names on your BookFunnel dashboard.
  2. Click Add Pen Name and complete the short form.
    • Author Name: This is should match the name on your book cover.
    • Author email address: This is a public contact email for readers, should they need to contact you. If any of your book pages collect reader email addresses, this email address will be included in the confirmation email BookFunnel sends them. This email does not need to match your BookFunnel account email address, as your account email address will always remain private.
    • Add a link to your privacy policy (strongly recommended on all Mid-List plans and above).
    • Optionally, link to your author website.
  3. Click Save Author.

Once you have added an author name, you can upload your book and start sharing it with readers.

Edit a Pen Name

If you edit an existing pen name, it will change the name on all books tied to the original name. If you are only allowed one pen name on your account and wish to switch your account to a second pen name, you will first need to delete any books tied to your first pen name before you replace it with your second pen name. Learn how to delete your books here.

  1. Click Pen Names on your BookFunnel dashboard.
  2. Click the pen name you wish to edit.
  3. Make your changes and then click Save Author.

Add Your Privacy Policy

  1. Click Pen Names on your BookFunnel dashboard.
  2. Click the pen name you wish to edit.
  3. Add a link to your privacy policy.
  4. Click Save Author.
  5. Your privacy policy will automatically appear on your giveaway pages.

Delete a Pen Name

Before you can delete a pen name, you will need to delete any books attached to it first. Learn how to delete your books here.

  1. Click Pen Names on your BookFunnel dashboard.
  2. Click the pen name you wish to delete.
  3. Click Delete Author.

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