So you may or may not have heard me whining about my book title recently. In case you’ve somehow missed it, I’ll fill you in: The Witch Hunter’s Bible, my 2014 debut from Random House (you know I just had to do that), is changing titles.
I thought I completely loved my title and would hate if someone suggested changing it, (fun fact—it was the title that inspired me to write the book in the first place!), but all that was before I heard the reasoning behind the suggestion. Now I couldn’t agree more: that title needs to go. It’s not that I don’t love it anymore. Not at all. But this book is fun, adventurous, girl-centered, and snarky (er, so I’m told), and the title just doesn’t reflect that.
So after this realization occurred a week of stress, eyelash pulling out, and internet research whilst I tried to find the perfect name. And during this week of nachos (did I mention there were nachos? Also, cheese sauce), I came across some great advice on how to title a book, which I will now share with you.
Literary agent Rachelle Gardner has such great tips for titling your book that I'm not even going to try to paraphrase her. Just go here and do as the lady says.
And here’s an additional link from Rachelle highlighting the importance of a great title, even during the querying phase.
Oh, and if anyone wants to come up with a title for me, have at ‘er. I still don’t have one, despite the rockin’ advice. WAH!