This week I had to make a very difficult decision. It will make you laugh, but really, it was hard.
I had to decide if my book will say “Julie Lerman” or “Julia Lerman”.
After a LOT of deliberation, I decided to go with my grown up name: Julia Lerman. Which means that any searching on Amazon or whereever for “that book by Julie Lerman” won’t find it.
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6 thoughts on “What’s in a name?”
Julie/Julia,Don’t compromise!I think you should list your name twice as though you were co-authoring it with yourself."By Julia Lerman and Julie Lerman."An inside joke right there on the cover (making it an outside joke I suppose).Maybe you could convince the publisher to write you two checks, as well.Rob
Just write two books! One for each name 🙂
I like Rob’s idea. Then we could have an interview with the "authors" and you could contradict yourself, like "Julia wanted to do foo but I argued against it and won."This is just too cool.bill
BillLOL – I don’t need any help when it comes to debating myself. It’s one of the highlights of being a Libra (always trying to find balance).
Not many people know this but my first name is "Brian".Keith is actually my middle name.Why my parents decided to use my middle name I don’t know.I was a baby and didn’t have a say so in the matter.Since my "brand" is Keith Elder and not Brian Elder, my obviously choice would beKeith Elder.However, in your case I think you could handle it like this:Julia "Julie" Lerman.The quotes infer preference.I have a friend who has this in his signature:Chris "Woody" WoodruffWhen I first saw this, I knew everyone called him Woody.The same applies to you I think.And, if that doesn’t convince you to at least put the Julie in there, I would seriously consider making it "Julie" since that is your "brand" and what you are known as.My $.02.
Shouldn’t this be the Julia Lerman Blog then?