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Finding a good title for a book and make or break it in the publishing world.  There are some titles that just grab you and make you want to pick up a book like:  

THE NAME OF THIS BOOK IS SECRET by Pseudonymous Bosch

DIARY OF A MINECRAFT ZOMBIE by Herobrine

THE STRANGE CASE OF THE ORIGAMI YODA by Tom Angleberger

SORCERY AND CECILIA OR THE ENCHANTED CHOCOLATE POT by Patricia Wrede and Caroline Stevermer

But sometimes publishers just have a hard time coming up with an original title, so they fall back on some old standbys. As a result, some titles get used over and over again. Here are some way-too-common titles and how many different books with that title are in our catalog.

"ABDUCTION": 10

"HUNTED" (or "THE HUNTED"): 13

"HUNTER(S)"(or "THE HUNTER(S)"): 11  

"LOST" (or "THE LOST"): 11  

"LOST AND FOUND": 12  

"LOST BOY(S)": 10 (note, only 3 called "LOST GIRL(S)")

"NEMESIS": 10  

And 5 books called simply “BOOK.”  

So if you are thinking of writing a book and thinking of giving it one of the titles above, think again! 

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