Put your title to the test
Want to know if you’ve got a killer title for your novel? Now, 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 bestseller success.
The Lulu TitleScorer has been developed exclusively for Lulu by statisticians who studied the titles of 50 years’ worth of top bestsellers and identified which title attributes separated the bestsellers from the rest.
They commissioned a research team to analyse the title of every novel to have topped the hardback fiction section of the New York Times Bestseller List during the half-century from 1955 to 2004 and then compare them with the titles of a control group of less successful novels by the same authors.
The team, lead by British statistician, Dr Atai Winkler, then used the data gathered from a total of some 700 titles to create this “Lulu TitleScorer”: a program able to predict the chances that any given title would produce a New York Times No. 1 bestseller.Lulu Book Title Analyzer