Monday, January 21, 2013

Please people, I need your help... again.

Hello everyone, from the blog topic, you can already tell that I need your help. I hope you are not tired of me asking for help, as I would be asking for another one in two weeks time. Lol

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



77 comments:

  1. hmm......*brainstorming*.................... ................HMMMM........hey! what about... 'COME ON! Just have a laugh!' or 'laughing does not hurt!' ..still...brainstorming...will get back to you later..best of luck with your new book.

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    1. Lol. Did you forget the number three guideline?

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    1. yep! am back again.......well, since you can't come up with a catchy title, why not call it 'STILL THINKING OF A TITLE!'

      am out!...ahahahha

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    2. @ Simply me: Lool, I laugh best na. I was gonna take the easy way out with my first book, and call it A book without titles. Very cheesy, abi? Apparently, we think alike sometimes, lol.

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    3. I love simply mee reply..... a book with a title will defo get my attention n make me laugh. I will see the humour in it.

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  3. hmmm... what about "if you dont laugh, den you are sick" or ask your doctor before opening...
    this 2 titles are catchy enough and will make people wana know whats inside the book,no?

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    1. Lol, the doctor one sounds better.

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  4. What about "Giggle Freebies" or "Giggle-Lation".......... Will come back with some more if I get any inspiration. All the best

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    1. Laughter ignited or laughter combustion.....don't know if I am making sense oh.......lemme keep thinking

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    2. Lol at laughter combustion, but it disobeys the number three guideline. Thanks

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    3. My suggestion. Call it LOL. Laugh Out Loud. hahahahhaha.

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    4. @ DOHK: So my book will get lost in google abi? No thanks. Lol.

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  5. Okay suggestions...
    1. Just kidding
    2. Hahaha...
    3. It's not funny...

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    1. We can just title it LMAO, abi? The only problem is that I would have SEO problems when the book comes out, due to excess usage of that word.

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    1. The expectation would be too much with this title. Don't you think?

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  8. I would think something in line with TrendySturvs suggestion. Also, have you thought of using the titles of one of the short stories in the book? maybe the catchiest one?

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    1. TrendySturvs' suggestion would give me SEO problems. I like your second suggestion, I am already doing that. I wonder why I did not think of it before. Thanks so much.

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  9. Haha. Just read the back cover. I like the concept of Atilola -> Tilola -> Ilola, etc.. I however think you should replace the 4th - 7th 'mock reviews' with raving reviews of the book jare. Those almost sound like your're second guessing the book/humour in it. Just my thoughts sha

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    1. Really? I did that on purpose o. Let's see sha, I might change it. Nothing is fixed yet.

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  10. 1. Start Laughing
    2. Nothing so serious
    3. Another Fun Time
    4. Read, smile, then LAUGH
    5. Don't Stop Grinning
    6. A must Laugh
    7. Can I go on or rest a while? Trying to catch my breath after number 6.

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    1. LOL! I think 'A must Laugh' is really nice.

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    2. Eya, Lmao. I want to believe you completely ignored the number 3 rule. Please, come back after you catch your breath.

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  11. I guess we already settled on one now so I'll just endorse that title again! *winks* This back cover is totally something! Awesome innovation. E ku ise!

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    1. I like this suggestion. Lemme go and check the search engines. How u doin? Long time.

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    2. I like it too.... it can come across as a curious book. hmm

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  13. I'd suggest one of my friend's bio 'dont take me serious....seriously'.

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    1. I think I'll go with this one...or maybe Eya's "A Must Laugh".

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    2. @ Mjady: Hmmm. Isn't that too similar to the title of ellen's book?

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  14. 'Let's laugh together'

    'Giggles and Laughs'

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    1. Eeeeh. Sounds like what they would title Archie comics, lol. Thanks dear.

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  15. Hey girl, congrats in advance-you are doing it again. How about, "Cracking up?" or, "giggles avenue" Lol.

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    1. Giggles avenue... If I tell you to buy Giggles avenue for N1,500, would you? The thing is there are different kinds of humour in the book, not only the rolling on the floor kind.

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  16. Umm,watabout "Melancholy's Remedy" or "Diagnosed For LaffAids(or Sickle cell Laughter)" *winks* Lmao! Gotta gonna get bk wif sm more, running outta ideas.

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    1. I love the title, Melancholy's Remedy. Please, come with more ideas. Thanks.

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    2. Want something catchy??? "Caution: Do NOT open this" The title compares the book with a bomb, try opening it and you would explode in laughter.

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    3. I still prefer your 'Melancholy's remedy.' Lol. Thanks

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  17. How far now? Still need more?
    Humour Uncut!

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    1. You people really like me. You just keep thinking.

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  18. Other suggestions are "R.I.B--Ribs In Pieces", "Don't mean this", "Funeral of man's worries", "Did I write this???"

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    1. I hope one of the above titles help...#PeaceOut...

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    2. Lol at Funeral of man's worries. If we really could bury all man's worries, won't life be far more easier?

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  19. How about any of the following?

    Laughter Prescriptions

    Giggle Bites

    Tickling Fancies

    What's so funny?

    Just Kidding

    Seriously speaking

    Get Giggles or Die Trying

    The Chuckleberry Digest

    The Gag Chronicles

    For Your Laughs Only

    Dysfunction Junction

    Ridiculously Yours

    Sense and Stupidity

    Hilarious Mayhem

    The Funny Closet

    The Best Medicine

    I have to stop there before I overwrite myself...lol!


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    1. Really impressive list Afronuts, hope one of these comes up as the title. Love the "Dsyfunction Junction" and "Hilarious Mayhem"

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    2. Wow, is there anyway I could have you on my brainstorming board? I would definitely be working with you in future, you can count on that.

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  20. Here are some I listed out of many others:

    The Best medicine

    Get Giggles or die trying

    The Gag Chronicles

    Giggle Bites

    Sense and Stupidity

    Just Kidding

    What's Funny?

    Seriously Speaking...

    The Chuckle Chronicles

    Hilarity Speaks

    Tickle Thy fancy

    Funny boned

    The Funny Truth

    Are feeling me?

    Don't laugh!

    I for continue but I gotta run now.
    Cheers!



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    1. Just pick one from Afronuts's suggestions.

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    2. @ Afronuts: Even more? Na you biko

      @ Lara: Abi what more can we ask for?

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  21. Sorry I ended up repeating that. When I posted the first list, internet generated an error and I thought I had lost the list so I sent another trying to remember what I had written and add others. That's why you now have two.

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    1. Believe me, I appreciate the repeat, as there were some things in the first, that are not in the second, and vice versa

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  22. I happen to think your already chosen title is brilliant, 'For laff's sake'.

    Anyway,my own suggestions would be;

    Laughter's best shop

    Unseriously serious

    Wait,laugh out loud



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    1. Really? You like the original one? Thanks

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  23. Funny enough, I liked 'For Laff's Sake'........

    If you are still looking, how about?

    1. In Laughter We Trust
    2. Show Me The Funny!
    3. Are You Laughing Yet?
    4. Or choose your favorite one and make that the title

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    1. I like your number 4 suggestion best, lol. Thanks ma'am for taking your time to help.

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  24. Blessings.....
    congrats on the second book...
    how about, LAUGHTER IS GOOD FOR THE SOUL?

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    1. Thanks ma'am. How are you doing now?

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  25. Well done Atilola! I thought your original idea is cool o. The suggestions from commenters are also lovely. Good luck settling on one.

    p.s. When i read the back page blurb I thought..Atilola's split personalities don come again lol!

    p.p.s. I'm curious. How does SEO work, do you choose the most common or the least common search word?

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    1. To make SEO work for you, you choose the least common word, so people get straight to you when they are looking for you on the internet. Thanks

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  26. DON'T LAUGH!!!?

    http://www.josephomotayo.blogspot.com/2013/01/opening-late-2013.html

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    1. the sole? Is that intentional. Anyway, nice concept.

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    1. Lol. You must buy when it comes out o.

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  29. Wow! I guess you should have settled with a topic by now. :)

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