I’ve read a lot of self-help and business books. Now, I’m thinking about writing one. I’ve already shown you how to write one, so isn’t it time that I step up to the plate?
I figure I don’t need to say anything substantial. I can just take one idea and repeat it over and over again. It should be enough to fill up a whole book, especially if I cheese it.
I mean people think that if I give them ONE good idea, then a book is worth buying. Well, by that ridiculously low standard, I can pull it off with no problem.
The problem is the title. I just can’t think of a good title. I figure the title will sell my new book more than anything.
So what should I do?
I am thinking of giving it some “trendy” and provocative title that makes me sound hip and cool and edgy, like ones I mentioned before:
- Same is the new different
- Slow is the new fast
- Drunk is the new sober
- Beginning game is the new end game
- Polka Dot Daffodils
Then again I could go with BOLD PROCLAMATIN title:
- The Death of Self-help
- The Coming Greatest Depression of ALL TIME
- How Humankind will be Wiped Out in 2013: And How You can Prevent it
- The Collapse of the Corporate America and the Rise of the Mini-corporation
Of course, there are a ton of the one word/one-syllable book titles out there. So, I could follow in that tradition:
Or I could go with the tried and true number title combined with a “money” word like success or wealth:
- 7 Ways to Be Successful NOW
- 5 Habits of Wealthy Superstars
- 9 Steps to Wealth
- 101 Ways to Enrich Yourself with Unlimited Wealth
Then again, I could go with a combination of them:
- Push: 7 Ways to be successful NOW!
- Drive: 5 Habits of Wealthy Superstars
- Polka Dot Daffodils: How Humankind will be Wiped Out in 2013: And How You can Prevent it!
Man, this is too much..I think I’ll just go with the title that came to me first:
THIS BOOK SUCKS (But Buy it Anyway)!