It was ten years ago this week that I began writing my first book Rule No.5: No sex on the bus. The original title I had for the book was actually ‘Buses, Booze and Bonking’ and I’m so happy that I changed it. I think I probably got half my book sales just from the title alone! A great title can certainly help sell a book (or at least make it stand out in the crowd). Another Aussie travel writer Peter Moore also had a great title for his first book: ‘No shitting in the toilet’. A good title can really help sell a book.
Although I’m not to sure about these:
Even God Is Single, So Stop Giving Me A Hard Time.
English as a Second F*cking Language.
If You Can’t Live Without Me, Why Aren’t You Dead Yet?!
When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Human Intelligence but Were Too Dumb to Ask.
How to Murder Your Mother in Law.
There’s a (slight) Chance I’m Going to Hell.
The Joy of Chickens.
And sometimes titles just don’t quite work at all…