Sunday, February 22, 2015

Titles that sell books

Hi there

I got a Tad Williams book out from the library today.  I haven't read Tad Williams in a long time but I just had to get this book because it was called "Sleeping Late on Judgement Day".   Great title, eh?

If you want to find weird/funny/heartbreaking/sexy/whatever titles, you can't go further than Kindle (you can get a free Kindle app for your computer).  Here are some titles I came across lately.

Are We there, Yeti?      Yes, it's a fantasy about a yeti.
Bigfoots Don't Do Mini Coopers     Another yeti.
A Baby for My Billionaire Step-Brother   Whoops, little sis is pregnant?
Wives Watch Their Husbands Go Gay for the First Time      !!!
Fashionably Dead in Diapers     Sex?  Mystery?  Haute Couture?
One Bite:  A Romantic Retelling of Snow White     The prince is a vampire?  Yiicck.

And how about The Poodle Apocalypse...   The two main guys are gay hairdressers caught up in a zombie takeover.  The electricity is cut off which means that - oh dear - hairdryers don't work.  And what about Mimi, their zombie poodle?

Many stories on Kindle are written by just about anyone who wants to write something, and with perhaps a million rival titles, a writer has to be creative.

J and I were trying to think up weird book titles and J's personal paparazzo casually came up with this vampire title,  "Blood-Sucking Dude From Down Under".  Okay, he wins...

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