Thursday, 18 April 2013

Guilty: using titles to attract attention

I am. But some of them are kinda good.

Anyway, it's wrong to judge a book by its
cover, but we do it in reality and as a

This is a well-known fact amongst book
sellers, who will do anything short of
hiring a magician to get you to buy
their books.

Titles can help this story will prove it.

Cover art will not be covered here. You'll
have to wait for a specific blog entry on that
at some later date

We're talking about the Oddest Book Title of the Year

some of them are just nuts. especially if the title
indicates the content:

God's Doodle: The life and times of the Penis
How to Sharpen Pencils
How Tea Cosies changed the world
Cooking with poo (and they don't mean the bear)

An exception to this was a title by Marina Lewycka:
A Short History of Tractors in Ukranian
which is not about tractors at all. See the trick?
This novel was actually serialised as a radio play 
on Radio 4. Some success in that.

Checkit: Telegraph

Awards that will judge a book by its cover