Jan 27 2010

This title-grader is amusing, but wildly unreliable

Published by at 9:09 am under Comedy

According to Lulu’s Titlescorer, “Superhero Nation” has a 35.9% chance of being a bestselling title.  Here are some titles that beat “Superhero Nation.”

  • The Romance of Vampires (69%)
  • The Vampire of Darkness (69%)
  • The Magical Elf (69%)
  • The the of of (41.4%)–what, you don’t like it?
  • Dark Vampire (41.4%)

Darn it.  Next time, I’m writing fantasy.

12 responses so far

12 Responses to “This title-grader is amusing, but wildly unreliable”

  1. joel wyatton 27 Jan 2010 at 9:27 am

    69.9% for me – w00t!!!

    Those are the best odds i’ve gotten regarding my work, yet!

  2. B. Macon 27 Jan 2010 at 9:34 am

    Haha, yeah. This title-scorer was hosted by a self-publishing company, so I wonder if they have an added incentive to tell everybody that their novel will probably become a bestseller.

  3. Wingson 27 Jan 2010 at 10:19 am

    How To Save The World: 44.2%. Yaaay….

    – Wings

  4. Emilyon 27 Jan 2010 at 11:37 am

    I would definitely read ‘The The Of Of’.

  5. Amanda Kendleon 27 Jan 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Agreed, the results from this titlescorer need to be taken with a gigantic grain of salt – but I figure, if my score is good, I’ll listen to it. If not, then it’s wildly unreliable 🙂 in this writing business you’ve got to take the good bits wherever you can!

  6. Lighting Manon 27 Jan 2010 at 4:39 pm

    “The title Consequences of Apples has a 22.9% chance of being a bestselling title!”

    Well, ouch. I think it hates me, I got a 10.2% when I described “Consequences” as a concrete noun. Or it might just be a terrible name, I think it is mostly that one.

  7. B. Macon 27 Jan 2010 at 5:14 pm

    I like “Bratislava,” Amanda.

  8. Scribblaron 27 Jan 2010 at 5:17 pm

    I think I confused it…

    The title Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone has a 10.2% chance of being a bestselling title!

    The title Twilight has a 10.2% chance…

    Hogfather, 10.2%

    And all of my own titles, 10.2% every single time…

    Oops!

  9. B. Macon 27 Jan 2010 at 5:25 pm

    It doesn’t like Dan Brown or Michael Creighton’s titles, either. As far as I can tell, it is in love with “The ____ of ____” titles and anything that’s figurative rather than literal.

  10. Garreton 07 Apr 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Hey if you do start writing fantasy, will you make a site dedicated to that? that would be awesome

  11. B. Macon 07 Apr 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Sure. In the meantime, could I point you to Limyaael’s Fantasy Rants? If I were making a fantasy site, that’s the fantasy site I would want to write.

  12. ShardReaperon 07 Apr 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Project Hero surprised me with 41.4%. Superhuman, the alternate title, got 35.9%. Which to choose, which to choose? Unless anyone’s got better titles.

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