While taking a break from working on my third novel, I came across a tool called ‘Lulu Titlescorer’ from Lulu. Lulu says, “for the first time in literary history, you can put your title to the scientific test and find out whether it has what it takes for a bestseller success.” I wanted to know whether I’d got killer titles for my novels. As silly as it sounded, it was still fun to take on Lulu’s challenge.
Here are the results:My first novel, The Fate of a Moth, which is complete and in the process of searching for representation, showed 26.3% chance of being a bestselling title. Not too bad for the first one.
I could not test my second novel (though its first draft is approximately 1/5th completed), because I don’t even have a working title for it yet.
My third novel with a working title of Sleeping with the Monk (the one I’m writing as part of NaNoWriMo), fared much better with a 55.4% chance of being a bestselling title.