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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Selecting a title for a book.

I had an interesting experience with the title of my book "Don't Be Give Up." When I entered the title on Amazon.com, the grammar was corrected and they sent me to books titled: "Don't Give Up."  I called Amazon and a lovely lady attempted to fix this problem. The next time I entered my book's title it came up third on the list. I was delighted, but it isn't there now.

I have used dialog for my titles: "Don't Be Give Up," which is what my Grandma used to tell us children when we thought a job was too hard to do.

Sarah Darlin' was what Patrick called the main character in his Irish accent.

Fall in Love with an Orange Tree or a Book is the advice a mother gave to her daughter when they came to the United States. I've stopped using quotation marks and improper grammar, but I'd really like to use this title when I write about teaching school:  Thank You For Learning Me My English. This is actually what a student wrote to me after my first year of teaching.

4 comments:

  1. Okay, this works. You've got it, now keep posting etc.

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  2. Way to go Miss Skufka ... or Shirley. Glad you got this working, and promoting your wonderful books. Congratulations on both.

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