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February 21, 2012

Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog

If you’re writing a book or thinking of writing one, consider that the title of that book is extremely important. Good titles sell books, just like attractive book covers do. A good title will grab the readers’ attention so they’ll buy it or check it out at the library. Your book may be a great one, but it won’t get discovered as easily if the title is ho-hum.

Through the decades, I’ve seen some really great titles on bookstore shelves. If your writing a book, investigate the titles of similar books, and strive to do better with your title. Remember, too, that a title must be understandable, particularly with non-fiction. If one doesn’t understand a non-fiction title, one may not always investigate the book’s back cover that tells what it’s about.

Make your title engaging. If it’s non-fiction, you can include a sub-title to clarify the title. With non-fiction, often…

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