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What's Your Title???

Postby JillStar » Thu Dec 22, 2005 8:04 pm

http://www.lulu.com/titlescorer/index.php

Give this a whirl and see if your title will be a best seller! :wink: :D
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Postby TheMudge » Thu Dec 22, 2005 8:17 pm

"Blacklance" has a 50-50 shot.
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Postby Anblick » Thu Dec 22, 2005 8:19 pm

I guess I'm doomed, because my best option of all my current stories is only a 44.2% chance of success if I believe these folks...
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Postby TheMudge » Thu Dec 22, 2005 8:24 pm

Hey, in the publishing world, 45% odds are pretty good . . .
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Postby JillStar » Thu Dec 22, 2005 8:31 pm

I was having problems with all the options... that just shows how much I should go back to school. :)
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Postby xcheck24 » Thu Dec 22, 2005 8:35 pm

my working title only has a 10 percent shot, so hush all of you :P
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Postby JillStar » Thu Dec 22, 2005 8:36 pm

WEll... mine originally said 6.4%... but I probably answered all the options wrong. :roll:
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Postby Anblick » Fri Dec 23, 2005 11:47 am

Full Circle was 28%
Prick From a Black Rose's Thorn was 45%

Those are my two bigger projects that I keep neglecting...
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Postby Mlou » Fri Dec 23, 2005 12:19 pm

26.3% sigh

Blick "The Black Rose" was an adventure best seller years ago, if I remember.
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Postby CycoMerlin14 » Sat Dec 24, 2005 12:20 pm

63.7% with 'Mind Basin.' =)
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Postby bfsooner » Sat Dec 24, 2005 1:45 pm

Well, I read somewhere that some of the bestsellers had different titles, and that editors changed them (Catch-22 was one of the titles). So, I'm not going to stress about "Nora's Story," because I figure my editor will change it anyway.
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Postby pengwenn » Sat Dec 24, 2005 4:08 pm

I tried 2 different titles of a story I'm working on and got very different results

The Language of Dragons got 10.2%

Talking with Dragons got 55.4%
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Postby goody2shoes » Mon Jan 02, 2006 8:38 pm

pengwenn wrote:Talking with Dragons got 55.4%


I think I heard of a book called that already :?


mine got 72.5% still not to sure about the title, but it did way better then the other titles I came up with, one was Alliey River(name of main character) and River (last name) I really dont like those names I trashed them a long time ago(for a title) just wanted to see what they would get.
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Postby UnCoolDuck » Wed Jan 04, 2006 4:29 am

45.6%--I agree. Pretty good odds in the publishing world and the ed would probably change it anyway.

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Postby level9 » Thu Jan 05, 2006 3:04 am

is it bad when you don't know if your title has a preposition in it? :-D
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Postby Jeffrey Allan Boman » Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:27 am

I Won't Try Out For The NHL got 10.2%... good thing I'm giving it for free then. :)
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Postby Anblick » Thu Jan 05, 2006 12:58 pm

level9 wrote:is it bad when you don't know if your title has a preposition in it? :-D


http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/prepositions.htm
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Postby calico » Fri Jan 06, 2006 8:27 pm

YAY! i got 72.5%
I tried a name i was considering for my book. I didn't really like it till i saw the score.

my second choice so far scored a 35.9%
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Postby H.v.mars » Thu Jan 26, 2006 1:14 am

Woah this is pretty cool... Let me try.

it says:

The title Valentine and the silver feather has a 61.1% chance of being a bestselling title!

This little script says I might even make it. And curiously... I tried to put the name of one of my comic series (The knightprincess Chronicles) and it says it has 61.1% chance of being a best seller. Well, It's a comic book so I guess it doesn't count but I got the SAME exact percentage.
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Postby timberline » Fri Jan 27, 2006 10:11 am

Wow! 44.2% for Cruising the Green of Second Avenue. I knew I had the right stuff! But City Point, the Wrath of Righteousness and The Ways of Being Foreign took only the low double digits. Shucks.

By the way, movie titles are rarely/never more than seven words. Longest one: Oh, Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feeling so Sad.
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Postby TheMudge » Sun Apr 30, 2006 7:03 pm

Cool, Jud--glad we could help! :D
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Postby Hissmonster » Sun Apr 30, 2006 9:45 pm

Wishes came in at 72.5
Out of Ashes 79.6

Not bad 8)
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Postby musthavebeenmykarma » Mon May 01, 2006 7:14 am

The title Humans and Heroes has a 63.7% chance of being a bestselling title!

Love that site, it's a lot of fun :-P

I'm new and this post is a very late reply. But I was pleased that my title has a 72.5% chance of success.


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Postby musthavebeenmykarma » Mon May 01, 2006 2:37 pm

The title Ender's Game has a 45.6% chance of being a bestselling title!


Had to try it... :-D
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Postby purty_trash » Tue May 02, 2006 1:27 am

83.1% for one of my short stories!!! :D Didn't try for others.
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