So, my second book is ready. No, I did not just complete it. I finished it since last year October but did not really do much to it, as there are some things I want to accomplish with it. Anyway, it is a comedy book - not serious literature, its just pure comedy, to make people laugh. The bloggers that took part in the analysis on the book last year understand what I am talking about. So after doing all my background check, I titled the book 'For Laff's Sake', and the book went on to be designed along that line.
The problem is that I have now developed a kind of not-good feeling towards that title. I feel it's too explicit, simple, etc. I told Geebee I was looking for a title that is very catchy. I suggested 'I dare you to laff' and 'I think I am funny'. He did not like both of them. I think the latter sounds lame too, after considering it again.
So here is where I need help. Can you suggest titles for a comedy book? It is not one story, it is several short stories, written for the sole purpose of easing stress and making people laugh. Here is what I want.
1. The title shouldn't sound Nigerian. The book has some Nigerian contents in it, but it's for the international market, so I tried as much as possible to balance it.
2. The title should sound catchy. This should be something that would make people take a second look at it when they see it on bookshelves. Something like 'I will kill your father', lol. I don't plan to kill anyone's father, but at least that title got your attention.
3. The title should hint at comedy/humour, but does not have to spell it out explicitly. An example is Ellen Degeneres's humour book, 'Seriously, I'm kidding'. You get the drift here.
4. The title should possess some form of magic, lol, that would just make people love it.
Thanks in advance for your help. Please, please, I need it ASAP. Don't leave this blog with the intention of thinking about it later, you would most likely forget. Please, think now and drop your suggestions in the comment section, more than one suggestion is welcome.
As an appreciation, I would release the back page that was designed for the book for you to see and read. If a publisher eats this dodo I am frying for them, I probably would have to drop this back cover.
In the mean time, enjoy it and let the suggestions flow.
|Back Cover - Cick to enlarge and read|