What E-Book Titles Need To Be Outstanding
Just like people need names, so do books need titles to be identified. A name or title of someone or something is their identity. It’s the introduction of them to the world. Think of when you introduce yourself to someone else, or vice versa. You start by getting the name, and then you get to know more about the person, or vice versa, as you have a conversation/s. In the same way, the title of your e-book introduces the book to your readers. And so in that sense, you need to ensure the following for a great title of your e-book before publishing it:
People have different tastes and preferences, which are all at play with their personalities and characteristics. Somebody may find something funny, which someone else might not. Someone may easily catch a pun that everybody else would miss. And just because some people may not find something beautiful or appealing, doesn’t mean that it’s not. In other words, everybody’s creative in their own unique way, including you, and that’s why the title of your e-book should have your creative touch, even when you get professional help from our editors here at Word-2-Kindle to come up with it.
One of the things that can determine whether the title of your e-book will be noticed after publishing, is the simplicity of its title. In a fast-paced world, and with so much going on in people’s lives, simplicity is always a much appreciated value. It feels good to understand something fast. So, unless it’s really something you insist on doing, there’s no need to have a title that gives the impression of a riddle or puzzle. Making it easy to understand makes a difference.
This is normally for academic books. Descriptive titles are not generally characterised by creativity or any sort of fancy or poetic wording. They are titles that go straight to the point. They give the reader the topic or subject the book covers. They show the reader the field of study that’s covered in the book. They include the type of words that would normally be used in that specific field. If your e-book is an academic one, make sure the title is descriptive before you publish it.
We know there are some thrill seekers out there; people who enjoy taking risks for fun. They enjoy taking plunges into the unknown. They enjoy taking unexpected road trips without a map or specific destination. Not knowing what to expect is what excites them and gets them going. When it comes to e-book publishing, that wouldn’t be the case. Readers want to have a hint or idea of what the book is about before they decide to open and read it. Therefore, ensure that the title of your e-book gives just enough info of what your book might be about, to make the reader want to know more. This can be done by adding a subtitle.
Lastly, your e-book must resonate with your readers. They could be a specific target audience, or simply people in general. If everybody can resonate with what you’re sharing, even better. You want them to feel like someone sees them, understands them, or even provides an answer or solution to their questions or issues. It doesn’t take much to convince your readers to read your book if they feel like they can relate with you, or what you are sharing.
In conclusion therefore, it’s important to keep in mind that the points mentioned above would depend on and work best according to the genre of your book, your target audience, the topic you’re covering, and the message you are conveying. And on top of that, let your title reflect you, the author, as well.