Hello, I am sorry if this has been asked already, search option didn't turn up any decent results. Anyway, i got wondering with publishing using a pen name. It doesn't matter if self-published or using a tradition publisher. When i use a pen name for my novels and lets say it has major success. Now there is a person who wants to write a sequel to my book under my pen name. How do i prove my ownership without revealing my true name to everyone? Also, this is not the only example i was thinking about. Also defence against people using very similar writing towards mine in their own books etc. I suppose it will be difficult to prevent that in the case of self-publishing. Does having your own website (setup right after you publish) that is focused on my books and writing help against that?