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    Is your novel's title that of a likely Best Seller?

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by TWErvin2, Jun 28, 2007.

    Came across this while reading The SFWA Bulletin.

    Input the requested information with respect to your novel's title, and a % chance for it becoming a best seller will be kicked out.

    Accurate? Ummm. Put as much weight in the results as you deem appropriate.

    It's fun anyway.

    Here it is: Title Scorer

    If you're trying to decide between two titles...

    Try this one: Title Fight!

    Terry
     
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    Cute! The title I tried scored at 79.6%. I wonder if their statistical analysis takes into account trends projected to the present, or is a straight average over the past 50 years.

    Still, titles don't make bestsellers. I can believe that a bad title can keep a book from becoming a bestseller, though.

    A title can get someone to glance through the jacket notes and flip through a few pages, but if it's not a great read, it will flop.
     
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    Rofl, mine got an 8.6%
     
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    It should be interesting to enter the titles of already existing books- and see whether the rating corresponds to the books actual sucess!
     
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    mine was 67%. that seems quite good, lol. and all of my other peices have no title yet, lol.
    Heather
     
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    10% here.

    I'll show them who's boss.
     
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    Hmmmm.... fun. Too bad it's not really going to be accurate.
     
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    owww, you have to spoil it don't you :p mine was completely accurate, i will be succesful and make millions and millions and marry rich and . . . sorry, wrong prediction :p
     
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    12.5%. Shame though if this generator is accurate as my title doesn't only sound absolutely awesome but it also fits absolutely perfectly to what my story is about.
     
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    Apparently I have a 59.3% chance of having a bestselling title. Yay me.
     
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    I'm putting the titles because they're stupid and I don't care if they're stolen because they will NEVER BE FINISHED!! AHAHAHA!!~!
    *ahem*
    Sunday Morning Dental Work...... 72.5%
    pretty good, although I think I inputed it wrong.

    Sing Unto a Skylark..................44.2%
    well crap, that story is actually better...

    Lulz!
    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    26.3%

    lulz
     
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    Same.
     
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    Well, I had tried out the one-word title of my short story, "Blink",and that's what scored the 97.6%. So does this mean I can just throw whatever I want between the covers and start raking in the cash?

    Woohoo! :D

    Just out of curiosity, I compared:
    If I Did It: 20.1%
    Confessions of a Double Murderer: 8.6%

    I guess OJ's book doesn't have much of a future either way!
     

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