Apparently Rowling was wearing an invisibility cloak of sorts when writing her newest best seller, “The Cuckoos Calling” under the pseudo-name Robert Galbraith. Critics called the piece a “rare feat” and “the start of a fine crime career” for Galbraith (who no one knew from Adam… or so they thought).
It didn’t take long for the mystery to unravel and Rowling said, “JK! It wasn’t Robert … it was me!” She said she’d, “Hoped to keep the secret a little longer because being Robert Galbraith has been such a liberating experience! It has been wonderful to publish without hype or expectation.”
After word got out sales of “The Cuckoos Calling” have skyrocketed. They’re up more than 500,000% on Amazon.com making it their number one selling book.
You’ve got to give it to Rowling; while many celebrities have nothing more than their name to make them money, J.K relies solely on her talent to add to her billion-dollar empire. What a novel idea!