Book Titles, Movies, Screen Plays

Would Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner ever have been as popular if it had been titled Tale of the Drunken Sailor?

Naming books plays or movies

Like a name or a tagline, the Book Title is not the product or service. But it is powerful shorthand for the brand experience!


Like namers, writers are wordsmiths too. And in most cases you can come up with a title for your own book. But does it have punch? Pizzazz? Is it appropriate? What will different groups interpret it as meaning?

As namers we don’t get to write elegant prose. But we are professionals at knowing the affect book titles have on people because of our daily work in branding and imaging with words.

If nothing else, we are a trusted marketing source, a private sounding board, and masters of shrinking complex messages into just a word (for a name) or a phrase (for a tagline).

And, of course, we are nuts about books. All our namers are extremely well-read in many genres, languages and cultures. Plus we know how to double check name and title usages, and advise you on usage to best promote and “own” the title, even though it cannot be trademarked.

Special Introductory Offer: $400 complete (book titles, screenplays, scripts, independent movies).
Full process and facilitation.

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How much class was added to some famous operettas when they were named HMS Pinafore and The Mikado?

PS Like name generators, book title generators might be fun and give you some ideas, but there is no substitute for the human brain, especially when it is focused and trained and experienced in this area.

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Naming Articles

New brand insider articles from an experienced marketing team. Learn all the basics of naming, branding and trademark registration from these free reports:

Oct 2021: The devil is in the trademark details

Mar 2019:The Power and Value of a Trademark

Jan 2019:4 common branding mistakes

Oct 2018: You named it What?

July 2018: Sample processes from leading consultants

June 2018: 10 steps to develop a process

August 2016: How to select a naming agency.

July 2016: How to get International Trademark protection.

March 2016: You received a cease and desist letter. Now what?

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