>> Saturday, December 19, 2009
And lo, a post! Shocking.
Over at The Literary Lab, Scott F. Baily has an interesting article about titles.
*clears away the dust from the floor* So, what makes a good title to you? Do you have Preferences? Do certain words or formats appeal to your more than others? Do you even notice a title, or just go for the shiny cover art?
(Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman is still one of my favorite book titles in awhile--plus, the novel was fun to read.)
I haven't done any real analysis of what works for me. It's one of those cases of I either like it, don't like it, or don't care either way and other factors determine if I read a book. (Choosing a title is a whole 'nother post*.)
(No, the emoticons have nothing to do with titles, per se, I just found that one here and had to use it. O:))
*Which I've started. Shock! Awe. Yeah.
Also, semi-connected, I'm digging up examples of titles for published books that were changed by editors/publishers. The list is growing and should be fun to compile. If anyone has examples (e.g. Lisa Shearin's Magic Lost, Trouble Found was originally submitted as Thief of Souls), feel free to share. The more the meatier. Merrier. I think it's time to go...