Thursday, February 16, 2012

What's In A Title? Help Wanted

What I'm reading: The Lost (anthology--bike) by J.D. Robb, Patricia Gaffney, Mary Blayney, and Ruth Ryan Langan.

First – don't forget you have until tomorrow to leave a comment on Colleen Collins' Tuesday post to be entered in the drawing for a free copy of her book.

Also - I've got features for two different books today. FINDING SARAH is at Rock Bottom Reads, and DEADLY SECRETS is at Nook Lovers. I hope you'll point people that way.

A short while back, I asked for help with ideas for cover art and titles for my new Pine Hills book.  I'm participating in a Barnes & Noble program, which means I have to have everything ready to go in early March. I've sent the preliminary ideas to my cover artist, and my editor is working on the manuscript. But I need a title NOW.

There were some good suggestions, both via the blog and sent to me via email. The monkey-wrench in the decision is that since the book is part of a series, the titles should have the same feel. Also, they should, if at all possible, work "visually" with the others.

I've created a short survey where you can vote for your favorite, or suggest one of your own. Although most have "Scott" in the title, it's not required. I hope you'll give me some feedback, because when you're publishing an indie title, you don't have the luxury of wandering down the hall to a meeting of a marketing department. OK, I can wander down the hall, but there's never anybody there but me when I try to hold a meeting.

Click here to take the survey


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Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

I've voted. Good luck with the title!

Terry Odell said...

Thanks, Elizabeth. Titles are the LAST things I come up with for my books.

Janet Kerr said...

Hello again Terry,
I filled out your survey.
I just wanted to make sure that I had put in the title:
"Scott Remembers"


Terry Odell said...

Jan, thanks for your input. I'm tickled that you and your husband have both tackled my dilemma!

Kathy said...

I took the survey and voted hope the title works out for you.

Karen C said...

I voted - good luck!