Sunday, September 2, 2007
Naming Your Baby
No, I'm not talking about children, although naming them is also very important. I am blogging about naming your book. Finding the perfect name for your work is very challenging. You have labored for many months, sometimes years on this project and you want to find the name that best suits it, but there are so many factors to think about. The title has to entice readers. It has to be intriguing and memorable.
I gave my most recent novel the name Reasonable Doubt. My publisher recently asked me to submit some other title ideas since Reasonable Doubt is a common title. I did a search on Amazon, and there are a lot of books with that title. There are at least 20 titles with those words in it. I hadn't realized that. In hindsight, that should have been something I researched prior to submitting my manuscript. (Note to self: Next time I submit a manuscript, check to see how common the title is.)
So, I sent the publisher a list of several other titles, and I hope that one of them will be suitable. I'm anxious to hear back from them as to which title they think best fits my book. I'll let everyone know when I hear back from the publisher regarding their title choice. Until then, I'm waiting...