Great post Nola. Coming up with an appropriate but original book title can be quite a challenge. I usually do a thorough search to make sure there aren't half-a-billion others by the same or similar name. And even then, there can be double ups (eg with Heart of the Mountain and with The Herbalist's Daughter - but only a couple). Haven't found any other Akrad's Children as yet :)
Hi Jenny, yes it can certainly be a challenge. I guess there will sometimes be inevitable similarities. I thought I was being highly original by calling a short story "Kay's War" and then found out that everyone and their dog has had a war - LOL - I guess an advantage in fantasy fiction is that you can think of an original character name, like Akrad, and the chances are slim that someone else will have your title. Looking forward to seeing it in print. Thanks for commenting.
That is a definite advantage to fantasy titles. Hoping Akrad's Children will be in print by the end of the year, one way or the other.
It can also be a problem when you have fallen in-love with a particular title. It's so hard to let go!
Yes, I can imagine that would be difficult Jo'Anne. I know a couple of people who've been working on their books for ages and have just found out there are other books with the same titles. I guess it's good to check at the outset, but that's easier said in hindsight. And the name that another author has already taken might be perfect for your book. Though you may be able to think of an even better title. When we were trying to come up with a name for our business, I was disappointed to find some of my favourite ones were already taken. But 'The Write Flourish' has turned out to be the perfect name. We never would have thought of it if one of our other picks hadn't been taken. Thanks for your comment.