Tag: ‘book title’
May 31, 2007 at 9:37 am
Thank you to everyone who has commented on the book title post! Your comments have been very helpful. Please feel free to continue leaving your thoughts there. As soon as my publisher and I decide on a title, I’ll tell you. It probably won’t be until next week or later though because everyone is at the big Book Expo in New York this week. One well-placed dirty bomb could take out the entire American publishing industry. Let’s pray that no jilted copy editors have access to radioactive materials.
I also wanted to tell everyone that I’m going to BlogHer!
BlogHer is an annual blogging conference focused on female bloggers (though dudes can come too). It is being held July 27-29 this year in Chicago, which is so close to Indy that I really have no excuse not to go. It is also the place where my book editor heard about my blog last year, so it’s not only a good place to meet new friends and have fun, but an excellent networking opportunity. Get your business cards [...]
May 29, 2007 at 1:24 pm
Remember how my weight loss memoir to be published next year was going to be called Breaking Up with Lane Bryant? You don’t? Oh good, I don’t have to come zap you with the memory eraser. We are no longer using that title. Why? Because of The Law, that’s why. As in “I fought the law and the law won,” only it was more like we saw we might have to fight the law and decided to cross to the other side of the street instead.
So, my book needs a title. My publisher and I have been going back and forth on this and I thought I’d ask your opinion. The title is a big selling tool. It needs to make people want to pick my book off the shelf at the bookstore. This is hard to do since most people only spend literally 2-4 seconds reading titles as they are browsing. The title needs to meet the following requirements:
1) It needs to be funny.
My book is funny and we want people to realize that [...]