Thursday, June 3, 2010

Royal Ranch Publishing

Good Morning!  I have a question to pose to all of you today.  As I have mentioned my book is done.  On Memorial Day I accepted my final proof!  This means that in a few weeks my book will be available on all of the normal retail channels, Ingram, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.  Now, I am not naive enough to think that my books are just going to start flying off the shelves by themselves, I can hope that will happen, but I know that I still have a lot of work ahead of me.  But, I'm pretty good at hard work.
So, this is where my question comes in.  As you all know by now, my name is pronounced Judy Judy, but spelled Judy Jeute.  Most authors have their names as their websites, but I have considered for now just adding my book onto my Royal Ranch website.  I have also considered getting a website like  
The problem is that hopefully at some point in time there will be quite a bit of information on this site.  Like recordings of the ranch, and myself reading part of each book, and downloads for teachers to have to prepare for my visits with Marcel the llama, etc.
What do you think?  Does the spelling of my last name make it difficult?  What is most memorable?  Come on people, now is when you can say, "Hey, I had some input back when she was just a mountain hillbilly blogger and no one knew her name."  Ha!


A.C. Byrne said...

I think JudyX2 would be most memorable and easy to spell.

Doris Ann Designs said...

I recommend using your real name ... it's very unique and, therefore, memorable. Besides, you will be so famous that people will quickly learn your last name!

Kelly said...

Could you use That might be a compromise. It's getting really exciting! I'm anxious to see your book!

lfhpueblo said...

Personally I don't think I'd use the X in the name. Some people may think it has something to do with X-rated stuff.
I'd use your real first and last name, or even your first name and your middle name if you like it.
I know a lot of the romance writers use their first and middle name.
That's just my take on things.

Daisy said...

I'd use your real name in everything you can, but consider using JudyJudy for the domain name for simplicity's sake. Not everyone can spell jeute. Or is it juete?

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