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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

research what others are doing

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.