by Amanda Stevens
I've been without Internet all week and I'm about to lose it again so I'll have to make this quick. Today I'm writing about book titles. They're tricky business. You submit a book with what you
believe is the perfect title only to hear back that, for whatever
reason, it doesn’t pass muster with the editor/publisher/marketing
department. Then it’s back to the drawing board. The process becomes
even more complicated when you’re working on a series. Each title
should stand on its own (just as each book must), but ideally it also
works as part of the collective.
The title of the fourth Graveyard Queen book has already been changed
and Books Five and Six are still under consideration. My editor came up with
the title for Book Four and I actually like it better than the original.
The titles of Books One and Three of the YA series have been approved, but Two
didn’t cut it. Luckily, I had an alternative, which looks to be a go.
That’s a lot of titles to have rolling around in my head. The take
away? Flexibility makes everyone’s life more pleasant and IMDB is your
Also, there will never be a better title than Snakes on a Plane.
Here are just a few book titles that I love/find provocative for various reasons. Your favorites?