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Book Title Generator: How To Come Up With Book Titles 10x Faster

It’s normal to get stuck while generating titles for your book. Read this article to find out how to leverage a book title generator and hasten the process.

January 18, 2023
Book Title Generator: How To Come Up With Book Titles 10x Faster
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How To Use A Book Title Generator To Generate A Great Title In Minutes

Writing a book is a huge task. But all your work could be in vain if nobody picks up a copy. To ensure they do, you need to write a compelling title that entices them first.

A good title communicates what your book is about in a few simple words. It should resonate with your reader, draw them in, and encourage them to read it. The better your book title, the more copies you sell.

However, coming up with the right book title can be a challenging task. Instead of waiting for your creative juices to flow, jumpstart the process using a book title generator.

This article will discuss the tenets of an excellent book title, how to use Jasper's title generator for books, and tips to develop impressive titles.

What makes a book title great?

While creativity plays a huge role in writing a book title, a few key attributes can help you create a great one. Here's what you need to consider while writing your next title:

Grab attention at first glance

A good book title should be eye-catching and exciting enough to pique the reader's curiosity. It should reflect the central theme or idea explored in the book. 

You can do this by picking up a quote from the book, exercising wordplay, or even using famous sayings.

Ideally, the title should help draw readers in and make them want to learn more about what the book offers. This could be the difference between a book that languishes on the shelf and one that flies off it. 

Example: To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Distinct and easily searchable

A good book title is like a good first impression—it should be memorable, distinct, and inviting. It should help a book stand out in a crowded marketplace and attract the attention of potential readers.

When a title is distinct, it not only stands out but also makes it easy to search online. When readers turn to search engines to find what they need, you don’t want your title to get mixed up with other books.

Examples: 

NOT:  The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins or Girl On A Train by A.J. Waines 

BUT: Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Strikes the right balance between informative and mysterious

A good book title not only gives enough information about the book to clarify what it is about but also holds back enough to make readers want to find out more. 

The best titles are both creative and informative. 

It should also stand on its own without relying on subtitles or a blurb to provide context. At the same time, it should not give away too much of the plot or spoil any surprises.

Example: I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez

Short and easy to pronounce

A long or difficult-to-pronounce title can make a book seem uninviting, and potential readers may be discouraged from picking it up. 

On the other hand, a short, catchy title is more likely to grab someone's attention and make them want to learn more about the book.

Also, short titles are much easier to remember—making them the ideal option.

Examples: The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown and The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss 

How to generate a book title using Jasper

Because Jasper has many templates to help you generate book titles, you can choose specific ones to get the job done based on your current stage of the writing process.

Here are three methods to generate specific and compelling book titles:

1. Use an existing template from the library

Best used for: When you need a book title and a short blurb.

How to use it:

  • Open the Press Release Title & Intro template.
  • Include your writing prompt in the What is your press release about? section. For example, if you're writing a book about a metabolic diet, explain what it includes and what the reader can hope to achieve.

Tip: Be as descriptive as possible, as it impacts the result you receive.

  • Next, under the Company/Product name section, add a one-line description of your book.

If you’re writing a blurb or book description for a book website, include a keyword that you’d like it to be found for under the Keyword section. You can choose a tone of voice based on the book's tone and specify it under the Tone of Voice section. 

To create a title in a different language, specify the output language under the Language options tab.

  • Click Generate, and you'll receive a title and a short book blurb you can use for your book listings.

2. Freestyle using the Command template

Best used for: Generating a list of titles for the end product.

How to use it:

  • Open the Command template.
  • Under the Your command to Jasper tab, write a prompt on what you want the AI generator to do. For example, if you're going to write the main book title, specify that along with the main theme of your book.

Next, provide some background information on the book’s content. Specify under the Language options tab to receive output in a different language.

Tip: Include the selling points or the main takeaways of the book.

  • Click Generate, and you should have a list of potential book titles ready to go.

3. Use a Jasper book writing recipe

Best used for: To create titles, subtitles, and chapter titles during the book-writing process.

These book-writing recipes have a title and subtitle option built-in within the recipe so you can generate the titles while composing the book. They also act as a chapter title generator, simplifying the creation process. 

How to use it:

  • You must go to the respective recipes to use the template and click Run.

Note: You can use existing recipes from Jasper’s community. For example, the Rapid Book Outline Method or the Perfect Non-fiction Book Introduction & Outline Method.

  • The document opens up in the Editor with the template intact.
  • Next, you need to fill out the content brief, and the AI will generate the titles and the content.

Writing a book using the Perfect Non-Fiction Book Introduction and Outline recipe

Examples of book titles generated using Jasper

Here are a few examples of authors who have written and published books under different genres using Jasper and are available on Amazon:

1. The Alchemical Creative Process by Natalie Tischler

Natalie Tischler, a writer, artist, and creative coach, wrote this book to help readers express themselves authentically and optimize their days to allow for creation that is not only productive but innovative.

2. Secret Life Hacks You Don't Know by Ivan Cochange

In this guide, Ivan Cochange, a digital nomad and entrepreneur, has summarized research on how to understand life and the world, to help others through difficult times.

3. The LinkedIn High-Ticket Handbook by Nate Morse

LinkedIn can help you grow your business presence and book more calls with potential clients. In this book, Nate Morse, founder of Nate Morse Consulting, includes key advice that can lead to more success in getting high-ticket clients for your business.

4. Funny or Fundable? by Darby Rollins

This fictional book by Darby Rollins, founder of The AI Author and co-founder of Side Hustle Games is a collection about Rich Rock's journey to starting his own business, SideHustle™, and the ridiculous ideas he came up with along the way. You can use this book to come up with creative side hustle ideas for yourself.

Tips to come up with interesting book title ideas

With an AI tool, you don't have to be a marketing genius to create the perfect book title. You can use several frameworks and tips to get the job done. 

Here are a few helpful tips on generating a book title that’ll resonate with your readers:

Start by brainstorming ideas 

The best way to start generating ideas is by brainstorming. 

  • Create a list of words or phrases that relate to your book. These can include words linked to the theme or subject matter, characters, or setting. 
  • You can use these keywords within your prompts and use a book title generator like Jasper to create different titles in minutes.
  • Keep trying until you come up with something that feels like it captures the essence of your story. 

For example, if you’re writing a fantasy novel about an elf prince and his quest for revenge against an evil wizard, some keywords could include “elf prince,” “quest,” “revenge,” “evil wizard," etc. Combining these words might give you something like Prince of Vengeance or Revenge of the Elf Prince.

Take inspiration from other titles 

Take inspiration from other titles if you need help coming up with titles on your own. Look at books in similar genres or topics as yours and see how they've crafted their titles. You can also look at movie posters and other works of art for inspiration—anything that sparks ideas. 

Once you have some reference points for titles, try playing around with them until you come up with something unique but still reflective of the genre or theme of your book.  

Harness the power of alliteration 

Alliteration is when two or more words in a phrase start with the same letter or sound. Adding alliteration to your title can make it stand out and easier to remember for readers.

For example, The Great Gatsby has a greater impact than just Gatsby because "the great" adds an extra layer of meaning. It elevates Gatsby as an important figure. 

If you’re writing a book on copywriting, use something like The Creative Copywriter or The Guide To Captivating Copywriting.

Make use of metaphors and similes 

Using metaphors or similes in your title can give readers an idea of the story they are getting into without spoiling the plot itself. 

For example, if the story is about someone coming out of their shell, consider titles like Breaking Out of My Cocoon or Butterfly Effect

Ask others for feedback 

Once you come up with a few title options, ask others for their feedback

It's always best to get another opinion before committing to any particular title. A second eye might pick up on things that didn't occur to you when crafting the title yourself. 

Ideally, speak to individuals who would be your book's target audience. Ask a small focus group which title would pique their curiosity or if they have additional ideas. 

After this, iterate until you feel like you have the right title to win over your future readers.

Generate your book titles with Jasper

Generating an excellent book title doesn't need to be difficult—it just takes some creativity and thoughtfulness. As you already have the draft in hand, all you have to do is summarize the essence of your book and brainstorm.

With these tips in mind, you'll undoubtedly generate a great book title that resonates with your target readers.

Ready to figure out your title? Sign up for Jasper and create compelling book titles for your next launch in minutes.

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Austin Distel
Marketing @ Jasper

Austin Distel is the Sr. Director of Marketing at Jasper, your AI creative assistant. He's also an Airbnb superhost in Austin, Texas. You can follow Austin's adventures around the internet and the world at distel.com.

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