If I wrote a book titled Lover in the Lords, will you guys buy 100s of copies and make me so rich I don’t have to write any more? Or how about The Seventh Game?
Still no? Okay I give up — here, use this and come up with a title for a book you will buy — the objective is to make me rich, like my friends Amit Varma, Sidin Vadakut et al, and I really don’t want to sweat the details.
On a related note, play free association: I’ll give you a book title, you tell me what you think it is about. Ready? Go:
Be Bold With Bananas [I found that one here]
Or how about this:
Okay, enough random nonsense — a more productive use of your time is this piece by one of my favorite bloggers on books and writing: Sanjay Sipahimalani, on Y! Opinions, on books and their titles. Enjoy.
Update: Found this thanks to Ashish, in comments: a blog on how books got their titles. Fascinating stuff.