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3 Tips To Title Your Book

So you have spent a whole ton of time writing your book and it’s finally done except for one part…the title. We have all heard the phrase “don’t judge a book by it’s cover” but let’s be honest, we all do it. The cover image and of course the actual title of your book can either make or break your sales and success.

Research What Others In Your Niche Are Doing

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Success leaves clues, and the authors that have succeeded in your category are leaving a ton for you to pick up. Spend some time on Amazon and look over the best sellers that relate to what you are doing. Make a list of key words that jump out at you and grab your attention. If they got your attention you can leverage those words to work into your title.

An Element of Mystery

Most things in life that catch are attention and spark intrigue are those of a mysterious nature. Think of the most successful commercial, often times you don’t even know what the commercial is for until the very end which got you to pay attention to the whole ad. Think of you book title in the same way. Tease your main topic in a mysterious way that forces the reader to look closer.

Perfection Is An Illusion

Don’t stress about making it perfect because perfect does not really exist. If you are feeling super stressed about a title and nothing you are putting on paper is sounding good, take at least a few days away from even trying. By giving you mind a rest it can act like a reboot which allows new fresh ideas to spring from your newly rested perspective.

Some Resources

I found another great article from the Book Fox on how to create brilliant book titles that is worth a read. Plus, the video below gives an additional 12 tips to helping you titled your book. I hope you found this post helpful in your journey to find your book title.

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Writer Vs Author

There is no doubt that you know what both an author and a writer are…right? Many people would look at these two words and say that they basically mean the same thing. Not so. In this post we will take a deeper look into the difference between a writer and an author. It’s important to remember that just because a writer and an author differences, does not mean the same person can’t play both roles.

The Writer

A writer is someone who communicates thoughts, ideas, and beliefs through words written or type on page or through a digital platform. Writers produce many different forms of content including articles, essays, stories, plays, poetry and so on.

The Author

An author comes up with the origin of the plot and main story line of the content. The author is more of an established public figure that someone who is just considered a writer. The author shows up to public events such as book signings to meet readers in person.

The Main Difference Between The Writer and The Author

Think of the writer as the reclusive person who hides out all day in solitude, working to master their craft and produce new works. That same writer can then transform into the author when it’s time to meet and great the public for promotion and public relations.

Here is an informative slideshow that will help you better understand the difference. Also, check out the video below for a great explanation from Sandra Cisneros on the difference between a writer and author.