I totally agree with this. I don't think it matters how many words you have in the title and whether or not the hero's name is mentioned in the title (or subtitle). If the first book was a major seller and you believe you can take advantage of the hero's identity, such as a Jack Reacher novel, then use that. Otherwise, you're probably better off starting over.DmGuay said:It's best to have a title and subtitle that accurately reflect the genre and tropes in your series. Whatever form that takes.
That's excellent advice. Thanks!DmGuay said:Titles aren't easy!
Spend some time looking around at the solid sellers in your genre. See if you can glean any insight / ideas for what readers expect from their titles and subtitles.
And when in doubt, keep it simple.