idea_bookeval_02Your title determines about 70 percent of your book's success. Good titles attract readers. An ill-fitting title is like a dunce-cap on your work. And the author's choice of title is not necessarily the best one.

F. Scott Fitzgerald wanted to call his novel Trimalchio at West Egg. His editor changed it to The Great Gatsby. Napoleon Hill called his "how-to" book Use Your Noodle to Win More Boodle. It became a bestseller under the title Think and Grow Rich.

The right title attracts publishers and readers; the wrong one repels them. Care taken to find a perfect title will be repaid in sales and reader interest. BookEval will tell you whether your title seems viable and on request will present you with a long list of alternatives created to appeal to your target audiences. You and I keep working until you are satisfied. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to help you brainstorm. I've done this for many clients' books. Here's a warning: After you assign a book an ISBN number, its title cannot be changed -- unless you buy another ISBN number.  So don't be too hasty to title your book. Think.

The working title of my first book of poems was Late. Then I called it Works and Days. Then I called it Corner Angel. No, those weren't quite a fit. I "tried on" titles until I hit Fierce Consent. The book was published in 2005. It's been years. No one forgets that title.

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