Friday, August 24, 2012
Navy SEAL author of "No Easy Day” revealed to be Matt Bissonnette from Wrangell, Alaska
His name was “Mark Owen," according to the publisher, but multiple sources told Fox News his name is in fact Matt Bissonnette. If these “sources” were from the military, Bissonnette must have known from the start that using a pseudonym would be useless.
But for all other authors hoping to write a tell-all book under another name, here are four tips as a starting point. We’ll assume your real name is John True.
1. Tell your agent your real name is Pat Book, but warn him that this name must be kept PRIVATE. You wish to write under the name Jaime Bond.
2. The agent will accidentally reveal your “Pat Book” name to the publisher, who will then want the SSN for Pat Book.
3. Use a New Mexico LLC for the copyright and have a nominee act as member. He or she will furnish initials plus the last name and the SSN to the publisher.
4. Never, ever, contact either the agent or the publisher by telephone. Use e-mail or postal mail only.
Follow all the rest of the instructions in How to be Invisible, and you’ll remain anonymous forever!