You intend to publish your book and market it to become a commercial success. Here is another tip about preliminary actions you need to take before your start writing the book—that is if you want to make money on the book you plan to write!
Make sure you read steps 1-6 of this article series posted here on ezinearticles.com. Let’s look at step three of my six preparatory steps to complete BEFORE starting your manuscript.
1. Know What Type of Book You Want to Write 2. Do a Market comparison 3. Complete a Title Search 4. Create an Outline 5. Write a Query letter 6. Start your Book proposal
Step 3. Complete a Title Search
Coming up with a title can be a challenge. The title is very important and will help sell the book if it is a good title. Has your title been used by other authors? Check the library database, Amazon.com and the library of congress to see if your title has already been used. Even though there is no copyright on the title itself, it will be in your benefit to use a unique title that isn’t easily confused with other titles. Make sure your title is catchy enough to grab a reader’s attention or tells what the book is about.
1. There’s No Business Like Soul Business: A Spiritual Path to Enlightened Screenwriting, Filmmaking, and the Performing Arts 2. Right to Recover: Winning the Political and Religious Wars over Stem Cell Research in America
Type in the title of your book and let Lulu.com score it for you to see how it ranks as a best-selling title. http://www.lulu.com/titlescorer/index.php. You can compare two titles to see which is the best one. Try several to see which one ranks highest. Get some feedback from your friends and avid readers to see which one they like best.
All six steps in this article series are explained in detail via my subscription-based teleclasses on freelance writing Writers on Call. You may order the entire CD audio set of all the classes in my 8-week course on “How to Write a Book” at http://www.yvonneperry.net/Writersoncall.htm.
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