J.K. Rowling does it again, this time under another name.

It took only 24 hours for The Cuckoo's Calling to skyrocket to number one on the Amazon bestseller list after the Sunday Times revealed that author Robert Galbraith was actually a pseudonym for J.K. Rowling. The book is also #1 on the Barnes & Noble list, #20 on the Kindle list and is back ordered for up to 3 weeks at Amazon. 


When interviewed, Rowling said using the pseudonym was a "liberating experience" because it allowed her to get honest feedback on her writing without "hype or expectation." Certainly understandable as fame can be a burden, but there is likely a very long list of authors who would like to have the same problem.