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Hmmm... While I would really LIKE for my books to have unique titles, I know that nothing is stopping someone else from publishing a book with a title I've used in the future, even if I do obsessively tweak my titles so that absolutely nothing else comes up on searches for it.Hot Dog Salad said:How important is it to you to have a Unique Title for your book? I keep searching title names and there are so many with the same names. I know no matter what I choose there are going to be several (hundred) duplicates. Just wondering what your thoughts are on this subject.
At the moment, my two soon-to-be-published books both do have duplicate titles, but only one or two. My kids book seems to have another kids book with the same title, and it even seems to have a similar theme.... except that book seems to have been written either in the 60's or 90's or possible 2009 but whenever the heck it was written I can find nothing more than a single sentence describing its contents and zero reviews, anywhere.
My sci-fi post-apocalyptic gay robot hippies piece shares a title with two other books. One was published less than a year ago... it's also sci-fi, but much longer, published for Kindle only, and appears to be some kind of space-romance or something. Okay so my book has in common with that.... a broad genre and the existence of a love story of some kind. The similarities end there, though. I'm not worried about my book being confused with that one. The other is even less likely to be confused with my book -- it looks to be some kind of bitter prattling crap trying to convince religious people that they are stupid. It isn't phrased as such but the tone of the summary seems very condescending and makes it sound like the book is trying to present kindergarten-level science in order to convince those silly ignorant Christians that they are wrong about everything ever. I am REALLY not worried about my book getting confused with that one. It's a shame I'll share a title with that kind of attitude, but neither of those books has a single review, so I don't even think I'm being irrationally idealistic when I say I'm pretty sure I can do better than that. I mean... I wouldn't be bothering trying to publish if I didn't think I could do better than "absolutely no evidence that anyone has ever read these books," right?