posted by Nina 12 Comments


Suzan Harden
6/10/2011 10:14:35 AM
Sometimes you can come up with a cute marketable title only to have someone beat you to the punch. Blood Magick was originally The Vampire, The Witch & The Wardrobe, but then the Chronicle of Narnia movie came out, and EVERYONE was using that twist.

Susan M
6/10/2011 12:05:33 PM
You come up with the best blog subjects. You always make me stop and think. Way to go, Nina.

Jennifer Bray-Weber
6/10/2011 12:15:05 PM
You know how much I love my original title for BLOOD AND TREASURE. As much as I love Upon A Moonlit Sea, it simply wasn't right for the book, and, as you pointed out many, many times, sounded old-fashioned. (humph) I am the perfect example of sucking it up and letting it go. Great advice, Nina! Jenn!

Nina Cordoba
6/10/2011 12:57:14 PM
Suzan--I HATE it when that happens! Normal Susan (I mean the name spelling of course)--Thanks. You are such an encouragement! And Jenn--Well, I just checked out your book on Amazon and it has an awesome ranking! I'm sure I must have had something to do with it--hahaha! My motto is carpe credit. (Seize the credit.)

Loretta Wheeler
6/10/2011 2:56:39 PM
Very good information,Nina:) I can see me running words past my mind in the future...trying them on like shoes:)It's always nice when something "fits" isn't it?: I'm looking forward to your next blog on covers! Lo

Cheri Jetton
6/10/2011 8:34:12 PM
The only title (out of three) my publisher wanted to change was Truckstop Cowboy,the original title for Blue Plate Special. They said they'd just been to a conference where the Silhouette people said "cowboy" was over done and they weren't going to use it any more. Yeah, right! Silhouette and Harlequin continued to tack "cowboy" onto anything remotely related to Texas, Wyoming, etc. If the hero was a Texas oilman, they had "cowboy" in the title. Anyway, I bowed to my publisher's wishes, but I think they were wrong.

Suzan Harden
6/10/2011 8:50:49 PM
@Cheri - So I take it you didn't buy Harlequin's Cowboy Sheik that was out a couple of months ago?

Cheri Jetton
6/11/2011 7:04:41 AM
Um... no!

Nina Cordoba
6/11/2011 8:16:12 AM
Thanks Loretta! And Cheri, I can't believe they had you take "cowboy" OUT of a title! Who doesn't know that cowboys sell in romance? You were robbed! If you ever get the rights back, you should release it with a cowboy title. "Cowboy overdone?" Hah!

Susan M
6/11/2011 11:30:04 AM
I'll take being called normal any day. Believe me, I've been called much worse!!

Ruth Kenjura
6/11/2011 6:36:58 PM
Never really thought of a title like that, but it really makes sense. Great blog.

7/2/2011 3:47:43 PM
Nina, I'm loving these blogs. Thanks for sharing your knowledge. As always, your fabulous sense of humor comes through in every line.


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