Saturday, March 10, 2012

Attention-getting Titles

I've nearly completed my next book, the working title: The Goose Parade of Old Dickeywood. Now that I'm putting the finishing touches on it and plan to query soon, I'm not sure this title catches enough attention. It certainly doesn't show that the book's primary plot is about lifelong friendship. I have to figure this out.

So, my fellow readers and author friends, what are your thoughts?

Authors, how do you decide on a title? (We all realize our publishers can change it, but still...)

Readers, do you select books by title, title plus cover, title plus cover and back cover, or by some other method?
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Mary Daly said...
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Mary Daly said...

Since I do most of my reading from ebooks, I am less influenced by the cover and more influenced by the title. If the title is intriguing, then I am more likely to take the time to read the "back cover" (or whatever we should call it for an ebook). Even when I am choosing from the online store where covers are more enticing, I am now in the habit of looking for great titles.

Susan Whitfield said...

Mary, I hadn't even considered ebooks, so your response makes a valid point. Thanks for commenting.

Anonymous said...

I'm not a published author, but I like to write and I read a lot. I look for an eye catching, interesting cover, a catchy title and always read the back covers.


Susan Whitfield said...

Thanks for commenting, Anon.