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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Book Proposals & Query Letters by Coleen O'Shea, Marilyn Allen

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What’s in a Name?

One word: Jaws. You might not remember the author (it was Peter Benchley), but you’ll never forget the title of his book, which went on to become a blockbuster movie series. Even teenagers who weren’t born when the book came out know Jaws is about a great white shark. That’s the power of a good title. It positions your project and draws in the reader, and it sends a message to an agent and editor about the book’s category and potential readership.
Good titles can be difficult to come up with and take a great deal of thought. Here are some real attention-grabbing titles:
Making Peace with Your Past by H. Norman Wright
Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
Skinny Bitch by Rory ...

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