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How to Choose the Right Book Title

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Writing and publishing success begins by choosing the right title for your book. Bestselling nonfiction author shares 7 keys to choosing a title that will attract the right readers and set your book ...

Writing and publishing success begins by choosing the right title for your book. Bestselling nonfiction author shares 7 keys to choosing a title that will attract the right readers and set your book apart from the competition. Book titles play a major role attracting the right readers to your brand-building nonfiction book, lead-generating premium books, and online list-building premiums for content marketing.

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  • R O 1 Roger C. Parker’s 7 Keys to Choosing the Right Book Title for Your Book Book marketing tips & examples from the $32 Million Author!Roger C. Parker www.PublishedandProfitable.com 1
  • R O 2Why book titles matter Book marketing success begins with choosing the right title. The right book title: Instantly attracts your ideal readers Sells at a glance Sets your book apart Drives search engine traffic Book titles also create your brand… Your book title is the key to the long-term32 Million Dollar author profitability of products and services based onOver 1.6 million copies of your book.Roger C. Parker’s 40 bookshave been sold in over 30 I hope you enjoy the visual guide to book titlelanguages around the world. success on the following pages. Roger C. ParkerRoger C. Parker www.PublishedandProfitable.com 2
  • R O 31. Make a promiseRoger C. Parker www.PublishedandProfitable.com 3
  • R O 42. Target specific readersRoger C. Parker www.PublishedandProfitable.com 4
  • 5You can target your title on…R O Age Attitudes Income Marital status Occupation Experience level Health status Resources Geographic regionRoger C. Parker www.PublishedandProfitable.com 5
  • R O 63. Specific (numbers = credibility)Roger C. Parker www.PublishedandProfitable.com 6
  • R O 74. Positioned (re: other books)Roger C. Parker www.PublishedandProfitable.com 7
  • R O 85. Short title (long subtitle)Roger C. Parker www.PublishedandProfitable.com 8
  • R O 96. Memorable (engaging)Roger C. Parker www.PublishedandProfitable.com 9
  • R O 107. Always test your titles http://tinyurl.com/timferrissblog www.AssessmentGenerator.com www.SurveyMonkey.com www.helpareporter.com Pay-per-clickRoger C. Parker www.PublishedandProfitable.com 10
  • R O 11Summary1. Promise. Offer a specific benefit.2. Target. Focus your title on your ideal readers.3. Specific. Provide details to support your offer and promised benefits.4. Position. Set your book apart from others.5. Short. Use a short title, longer subtitle.6. Memorable. Engage your reader’s curiosity.7. Test. Test your title before publication.Roger C. Parker www.PublishedandProfitable.com 11
  • R O 12Quick, concise book title tips#BookTitleTweet: 140 Bite-Sized Tips for CompellingArticle, Book, and Event Titles. Get a fresh perspective on book title success. Order your copy of #BookTitleTweet today! Visit Amazon.com and choose either the print or Kindle version.Roger C. Parker www.PublishedandProfitable.com 12
  • R O 13Agent recommended From Michael Larsen’s Foreword to #BookTitleTweet From my 30-year perspective as a literary agent, titles sell books. Getting a book picked-up is half the battle. Browsers look at books for just seconds; titles help determine if they’re going to read further. Roger’s excellent, easy-to-read ideas will help you come up with titles to excite agents, editors, booksellers, the media, and book buyers.About Michael LarsenMichael Larsen is a partner in Larsen-Pomada, Northern California’s oldest literaryagency, www.larsen-pomada.com.He’s also the author of How to Write a Book Proposal and How to Get a Literary Agent,and co-author, with Jay Conrad Levinson, Rick Frishman, and David Hancock, of GuerrillaMarketing for Writers: 101 Weapons for Selling Your Work.Roger C. Parker www.PublishedandProfitable.com 13
  • R O 14More book title resources Ask me your questions about choosing the right book title Let me help you choose the right title for your brand-building book. I offer a variety of resources, including checklists, worksheets, and research recommendations for choosing titles for nonfiction and premium books. Contact Roger@PublishedandProfitable.com. Or, use my form, http://tinyurl.com/RCPtitles. Get personalized helpExperienced book coach I also offer 1-on-1 book title coaching andPut my expertise to work consultation in an online, shared-screen webinarhelping you choose the right environment. Ask for details.book title for your brand-building bookRoger C. Parker www.PublishedandProfitable.com 14
  • R O 15 Thank you! Contact Roger@PublishedandProfitable.comRoger C. Parker www.PublishedandProfitable.com 15