Friday, June 7, 2013

How important are book titles?

When you pick up a book at the library or bookstore, most of the time the title lets you, the reader, know what the book is going to be about. Not always, but most of the time. “Does the Title Fit?” is a post by Elizabeth Bluemle on the Publishers’ Weekly blog that is helpful when you’re trying to think up a title for that book you’re working on. 
Mentioned in her article about what titles should do: “Titles should be clear about subject matter … they should work in concert with the cover art … title words should appeal to kids … titles should intrigue, delight, amuse… be pleasing to the ear.” Read the entire article. You will find it most helpful.
And an update on my two new books, Lupita’s First Dance/El Primer Baile de Lupita, and my second one, Let’s Salsa/Bailemos Salsa – they can be preordered at Amazon right now.  

“The young child’s mind is very much like a poet’s mind.” Charlotte Zolotow

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