Book Title Generator (the best free tools to choose a bestselling title)

The Best Free Book Title Generators For Choosing Your Bestselling Title

You have a book — or a great idea for a book — and you want a title that will immediately grab the attention of your ideal readers and make them want to click on it.

But you’ve been racking your brain for hours to think of good titles and you’ve come up with maybe a few. And they’re all missing something.

Where can you go for help on how to name a book?

Fortunately, there is such a thing as a book title generator, and we’ve created a list of some of the best to be found on the internet.

The thoughtful geniuses behind the generators listed in this post have created innovative, time-saving resources for authors everywhere.

For your convenience, we’ve grouped them according to genre, so you can try all the generators designed to help you create the best possible title for your specific book.

What is a book title generator?

Generally speaking, a book name generator takes the information you give it and creates good book titles based on your genre. If you don’t like the first suggestions, you can ask for more.

Some of the book title generators listed in this article offer only random title suggestions, while others require some input in order to generate titles better suited to your specific book project.

You can also use these title generators to get ideas for your next blog post, short story, or online course.books on a bookshelf book title generator

While looking for the best title for a particular book, you might just find one that’s perfect for another creative project (or something you’ve put on the back burner for now).

So, whether you’re a novelist, a nonfiction book writer, a blogger, a course creator, a coach, or a combination of any of these, you’ll benefit from using these book title generators.

If a title sparks something in you, but you’re not sure it’s the right one, add it to your “maybe list,” anyway.

It might grow on you, or it might make you cringe the next time you read it.

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Some of the titles I’ve come up with don’t make me cringe until I’m about to share it in a social media poll.

Keep in mind that when you’re making the first (long) list, you’re just collecting ideas. Some of the title ideas will make you wonder, “What was I thinking?” while a select few will stand out as definitely worth considering.

In any case, none of this is wasted effort. And a book title generator might get you to your next great book title a lot sooner.

List Of Book Title Generator Options

Some of the book title generators listed for each genre will appear in other genre lists because some of them — and some of the categories — overlap.

So, the book names created can suit more than one type of book or story.

Most of these don’t use either custom or suggested values to narrow the search, but some do, and if you’d like a less random approach to brainstorming book titles, click on those options first.

Fantasy Title Generators

Romance Title Generators

Random Title Generators

Story Name Generators

Try a story name generator from the following list if you’re looking for something that would suit a work of general or literary fiction, whether it’s a novel, a short story, or something in between. Some of the following also work for genre fiction.

Novel Title Generators

Sci-Fi Title Generators

Horror Name Generators

Mystery Novel Title Generators

Crime Book Title Generators

Nonfiction Title Generators

Children’s Book Title Generators

Character Name Generators

Book titles aren’t the only names that draw readers in; characters need appealing and well-suited names to make them more believable and compelling to the reader.

To that end, it pays to bookmark these book character name generators — if only as a stress reliever when you’re worn thin from your writing for the day.

Most of these are random, but the first offers a selection of values to narrow the search.

The Magic of Keywords

If you’re using a generator that allows you to input custom values, you’ll get farther faster if you know what keywords are vital to your book’s success.

To that end, we recommend checking out PublisherRocket (formerly KDP Rocket) by Kindlepreneur’s Dave Chesson.

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It’s the best tool we know of for quickly finding the keywords that will make your book more visible and appealing to your target readers.

Amazon looks for keywords in your book’s title, subtitle, and book description. And if none of them contain the keywords your ideal readers are looking for, your book won’t show up in their search results.

Another excellent tool for testing the popularity of keywords on Amazon is the Keywords Everywhere extension, which shows you search stats not only for the words you type into Amazon’s or Google’s search fields but also the words in the drop-down suggestion menu.

Putting Your Titles to the Test

Once you’ve got some promising title ideas, it’s time to find out which of them are the most marketable. In other words, which titles are most likely to catch the eye of your ideal reader and get the visceral “I need that” response you’re hoping for.

Lulu created a free Title Scorer tool that gives your title a grade based on its marketability — or likelihood of succeeding in a crowded book market. It’s well worth a look just to see what grade each of your titles get.

Related: 6 Simple Steps to Picking Your Perfect Title

When you’ve narrowed your options down to a few, and you’re ready to expose your darlings to the scrutiny of others, you could post a poll on social media.

But if you want a more carefully selected group of voters — folks who are more likely to be interested in your book — go with PickFu.

It’s not free, but it’s not a bank-breaker, either. And the results are likely to be more helpful than a random poll on your favorite social media channels.

Ready to generate your own book title?

I hope you bookmarked your favorites and found some intriguing book title ideas.

Writing books is challenging enough without spending weeks agonizing over book titles. And we want your book to make the biggest possible impact.

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Your title and cover will be the first thing readers see, so it pays to make sure they’re market-worthy.

Playing with these title generators can also jumpstart your own creative idea machine, helping you add to your list and building your confidence as you get closer to the best possible title for your book.

So, try a few of them today, using keywords you already know or those you can find using Publisher Rocket, and see how many titles you can come up with.

May your creativity and resourcefulness influence everything you do today.

You have a book -- or a great idea for a book -- and you want a title that will immediately grab the attention of your ideal readers and make them want to click on it. But you’ve been racking your brain for hours to think of good titles and you’ve come up with maybe a few. And they’re all missing something. Where can you go for help on how to name a book? #books #book #author