ComixLaunch | 052 – Million Dollar Titles: Titling Master Class [Part 1 of 2]

A great title can do wonders for your project and career. In this first of two sessions on titles, Tyler money-1428594_960_720shares his “Million Dollar Title” checklist. If you’re having trouble giving your next series a name, this session will help!


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Session Table Setting

Are you struggling to name your next book or series?  Or are you starting to work on your next Kickstarter project and not sure exactly what to write for your project title?  Titles are INCREDIBLY important; Important for you book success… and your Kickstarters.
I have an in-depth training queued up for you today that’s going to cover them both!

Course Updates / Shoutouts

Banner Day Yesterday… 2 more ComixLaunch Course participants finished their KS.

  • Jim Whiting crushed his second Kickstarter for Margo: Intergalatic Trashcollector #2. More than doubled the Backer
    Jim a great guy, creator from my hometown Albany, NY!
    Raised $2,607 pledged of $2,000 goal… more than doubled the # of backers for his first KS. (Any of you who’ve put out a #2 issue knows how hard it is to get anywhere close to the #s you do on #1… so great job there by Jim.
  • Michelle Palmer kicked major but on the Meraki campaign…
    Raised $8,136 pledged of $5,000 goal for her first KS.
    Snuck a sweeeet silver foil stretch goal upgrade in there right at the very end.

Love telling the stories of these creators running great campaigns, getting their projects funded and taking their careers to the next level.  That’s what we’re all about here at ComixLaunch.
ComixLaunch.com/course to get on the interest list for the next time we open our doors.

 

What is Today’s Episode About?

Titling Master Class Part 1: Titling Your Next Book or Series

A Million Dollar Title

 

Your Million Dollar Title Checklist

1.) Is it Ironic?
2.) Does it Say What Your Story Is?
3.) Can it be Shorter?
4.) Is it memorable?
And Then Emily Was Gone
5.) Does it Pass the Internet Test?
Google?
Amazon?
Domain Name?

Example:

Sharkasaurus
by Spencer Estabrooks

Tremors meets Jaws! Sharkasaurus vs creationists and paleontologists; a bloody hilarious graphic novel.


Sponsor Mid-Roll

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ComixLauncher

It’s time for today’s ComixLauncher.
A ComixLauncher is a short, actionable activity you can do immediately after listening to the show. They’re all activities I’ve done myself, and will get you one step closer to a successful ComixLaunch. They’ll transform this Podcast from a passive, lean back activity centered around Tyler James, into an active, lean-forward activity centered around YOU and your projects.

ComixLauncher 052
Take a Title for a Project You’re working on… how does it do on the Million Dollar Title Checklist?
Does it have at least 3 out of 5 elements?
If not… do you still think it’s a million dollar title?

Why So Important
Invite to share results @ comixlaunch.com/voicemail or in an email [email protected]


Wrap Up

Show Summary / Final Lessons

Ironic
Says what it is
Short
Memorable
Passes the Internet Test
One more…
Does your title evoke something bigger than you and the book itself.

Bitch Planet
Black
C is for Cthulhu

Quote

“You can cling to a bad idea, you can re-pitch it six different ways or go get a bigger hammer in hopes of pounding it into place, but sooner or later it’s clear you either have to rethink it, or let it go.”

-Blake Snyder

We’re going to go even deeper into both mindset, strategies and tactics for making KS work for you.
Thank you so much for listening, and for letting me walk with you, as you taken another step forward toward your next successful ComixLaunch.


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