Thinking of a title for your current piece of work? I went to google and typed in the name of the title I was planning on using for my novel, ‘Always and Forever.’ Two books came up with the same title. I thought that wasn’t too bad, but decided to go to Amazon and type the title in to see what they had. Well, I stopped at ‘Always and Forever’ number 20, and passed quite a few ‘Forever and Always’ along the way.
There isn’t a problem with my choice from a legal perspective. A title can’t be copyrighted, so it’s fair game. The question is, do I want to use a title that is so obviously overused?
One of the pros would be that the first two ‘Always and Forever’ titles I ran across were best sellers. This means people who liked those books, may have a positive view of mine, or at least a curiosity to check it out. What do you think? Would you keep the title or change it?
On a related note, I saw a headline that read-Confused buyers make World War II book, ‘Fire and Fury’ surprise bestseller. I’m not going to get political, but I did find that funny, and since it fell in line with my blog this morning, I thought I would use it 🙂
I’m not sure I want people to buy my book because they confused it with another one. I would hope the back cover description caught their attention, and the novel itself kept them reading.