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Make Your Book Title Sell More Before You Finish Writing, P2
by: Earma Brown

Tap Into the Natural Book Writer Inside You!Finished your book? Congratulations! But wait, does your book title still sound like a working title? Most working titles should never make it through the final edit. Titles are one of the most important aspects of your book. Getting this aspect wrong could mean your book never receives all the attention your message deserves.

Researchers say a dud title versus a sizzler title can cause your book to plummet or soar in sales. Therefore, you owe it to yourself and book's success to develop your best title. After all, the better your title -the more people will reach out- and grab your book to read. Develop your title to have marketing appeal for the masses.

To make sure your book garners all the attention it deserves, start with one of the top ten book title sizzlers below:

1. Quantify Change and Add Time Limits
Another characteristic to incorporate in developing your best title is to promise change. In your title spell out the change that readers can expect if they follow your book's precepts. Let them know what to expect. Use steps, ways and time limits to promise change.

You can add focus and credibility to your title by adding a time frame or quantifying change. C.J. Hayden's book "Get Clients Now!: A 28-Day Marketing Program for Professionals and Consultants" The first part of the title tells what the book is about. Adding now brings immediacy. The (28-Day) part emphasizes that the reader will get day-by-day instruction and probably enjoy results in less than a month.


The author's "Write Your Best Book Now: An Easy 7 step writing program for Entrepreneurs and Writers" uses the same principle of adding immediacy with the word now. She also quantified change with steps that communicate to the reader read this book and they will get their best book written in 7 easy steps. Other good examples of quantifying change are "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" by Stephen R. Covey and "7 Steps to Fearless Speaking" by Lilyan Wilder.

Another change oriented title is "Weigh Down: An Inspirational Way to Lose Weight, Stay Slim and Find a New You" or "How to Be a Great Communicator In Person, On Paper, and on the Podium: The Complete System for communication Effectively in Business & In Life.

Change motivating titles often begin by identifying their target market including the problem, event or characteristics the book address. In doing so, they promise an easy structure leading to the promised change. List instantly communicate easier success by changing big task into a series of smaller tasks.

Don't forget when creating your title, your possibilities are limitless. Choose a title that is flexible enough to be expanded into more than one book. Think series, including other information products that can be developed and sold from your website.

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About The Author

© Earma Brown, 12 year author, business owner, web developer
helps service business owners, professionals and writers who want to write their best book now! Earma mentors other writers and business professionals through her bi-monthly ezine iScribe Send any email to for free 7 lesson mini-course Jumpstart Writing Your Best Book Now or visit her at for more book writing tips.

This article was posted on July 2, 2007


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