The old adage is to never judge a book by its cover.
If you’re an author, there couldn’t be a more useless piece of advice.
Not only do readers judge a book by its cover, but they pay particular attention to the title. Your book title can make or break the success of your book.
According to research conducted by author, blogger, and speaker Michael Hyatt, consumers check out a book in the following order:
This means the title is your first impression with potential readers, and it’s your first opportunity to make a mark.
A great title will catch a reader’s attention and draw them in. This makes it your most important marketing tool.
- Here are the 10 steps to creating good book titles:
- Here are 10 books as inspiration in generating book titles.
- 1. New England Soup Factory Cookbook: More Than 100 Recipes from the Nation’s Best Purveyor of Fine Soup by Marjorie Druker
- 2. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
- 3. The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown
- 4. Miracles from Heaven: A Little Girl, Her Journey to Heaven, and Her Amazing Story of Healing by Christy Wilson Beam
- 5. Healthy Cooking: Quick, Easy and Delicious Singapore Recipes by Jeff Chiang
- 6. 31 Days to Radically Reduce Your Expenses: Less Stress. More Savings. by Kalyn Brooke
- 7. Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel by Rolf Potts
- 8. The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM) by Hal Elrod
- 9. Elle & Coach: Diabetes, the Fight for My Daughter’s Life, and the Dog Who Changed Everything by Stefany Shaheen
- 10. I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai