Prior to the heart attack, and I won't reveal when or how long ago exactly, but I released a book under a different name. It was a story that I had written many years ago and decided to release however, I wanted to do an experiment of sorts and see what would happen if I released it under a new name and sure enough, it is doing quite well. In fact, a few of the bullies have actually given it five and or four stars with glowing reviews.
Not that I really want their money, but I think it's kind of funny, don't you?
So to this point, I would say that my experiment is something of a moderate success. Maybe this is how victims of these bullies can get around them, by changing your author name. I have noticed several other authors who were victimized by them do the same thing and reporting increased book sales, so .... good for them. Hell, good for all of us, right?
Even before my heart attack, you may have noticed a decrease in my posts on my other blog, and of course, here on The Glass. That's because I have been focused on my other "name" sake and blog related to that new author name. I have also been roaming Goodreads with that new author identity also. Although, I haven't been as active as I was before when I was on there as Carroll Bryant. Besides, whatever sales I am getting isn't really coming from Goodreads as much as it is coming from the bullies and their good reviews of my work.
But again, for any other author who may have suffered at the hands of the bullies, perhaps you should consider the ultimate revenge ...... and publish some books under a different name. Now that you know how the bullies work, it should be easier to manipulate them into buying into your work as a different author. I say, if you can pull it off, then take full advantage of it.
Just thought I would let you know, in case any of you would like to try the same thing.
I'm Carroll Bryant .... and this is The Looking Glass.