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Do titles sell books?

By Shane Joseph, published on Apr 3, 2013

...Name For This Book would definitely sound paranoid.

Titles do get books noticed, that much I am sure. To validate my hypotheses in this day of “instantly read and instantly forgotten,” I recently published a collection of my once-published short stories on the popular reading site Wattpad, under the title of Lest They Be Forgotten, and hit the 100,000 reads mark in less than four months – ironic, eh?

Should I ask my publishers for my next title? After all, if they are going to market my book, let them do some work. But then I could see the rebound question hitting me... (more)

Tags: books, publishers, flood, titles, hemingway, wattpad

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