Thursday, January 2, 2014

HOW IN THE HELL DO YOU TITLE A BOOK?????


HOW TO TITLE A BOOK.........trust me, it’s not easy!

I’d have to say that writing a book is easier for me than coming up with the title. Thankfully I have some really good friends and beta readers who I have blackmailed into coughing up really good titles!! KIDDING! My peeps are brilliant and have come through for me every time. I thought you might find it interesting to see the list I sent to Kensington (my publisher) for the book that was ultimately called SIZE MATTERS. Of course the entire time I wrote it, I referred to it as SHE LIKES THEM BIG AND HAIRY....I found that title delightfully disgusting and fun. This did not sit well with the powers that be in NY. I still love that one, but am thrilled with SIZE MATTERS too. My thanks goes to author Kris Calvert for that one!!! 
xoxo Robyn
PS Happy New Year!!!

(The letter to my editor)

 Oooookay, Here we go....Clearly some of these are for my pleasure and would suck as titles! I’m still very partial to SHE LIKES THEM BIG AND HAIRY!, but that’s just me!! If none of these suit, I will send a new buttload tomorrow! Just let me know. I want to capture the fun of the book and it makes me so happy to be left of center. Hmmm...I wonder why.
Robyn

1.The Big Hairy Deal
you know what they say about big feet…


2.Big Hairy Deal
you know what they say about big feet…


3.The Bigger They Are...

4.She Likes Them Big and Hairy

5.Stop, Squatch and Roll

6.Is That a Squatch in Your Pocket, or Are You Just Happy To see Me?

7.Why Didn’t You Tell Me it Got Harder?

8.How Hard Can It Be? 
Part Two....
Big Foot. Really?

9.Size Matters
A Girl, A Guy and Big Foot

10.Things Just Got Hairier

11.A Hard Man is Good to Find

12.Looking For the Big One

13.And Yeti Said He Loved Me...

14.Lust and Found

15.Big Man Hunt

16.The Harder the Man, The Bigger He Falls






And if you’d like to read the story that spawned all these titles go get SIZE MATTERS!!!!!!! Here’s the back cover blurb!

A few hard truths...Don’t bet on The Hasselhoff, Bigfoot might actually exist, and searching for the impossible may lead you to your hearts desire

It’s a big fat hairy deal when I lose yet another bet to my best friend Rena. Not only do I end up attending Bigfoot meetings with her kooky Aunt Phyllis, I find myself traveling with a band of  reality TV, Sasquatch-hunting nut-jobs! Not to mention a suspiciously shady film crew. As if those little nuggets weren’t enough to send me on the express-train to Crazytown...I stupidly swore off men! 


Clearly all this would mess up any gal’s social life, but the worst part of the story? The minute I send my libido on vacation, I meet Mitch. Yep, Mitch, the sexiest cop ev-ah. The hottest, best kissing, finest tushied, SINGLE guy I’ve ever laid eyes on. I’d rather be hot on his trail than anything that involves the word Big or Foot. But sometimes what you’re hunting for is right in front of you all along …


Here's the Amazon Link- http://www.amazon.com/Size-Matters-Handcuffs-Happily-Afters-ebook/dp/B00DV1ISS6/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1388719563&sr=8-3&keywords=robyn+peterman

Barnes & Noble- http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/size-matters-robyn-peterman/1116110219?ean=9781601830630

39 comments:

  1. We had a guy down the street from us who would walk around naked...and he had a wife as well. We often used the term Sasquatch in reference to them... *blush* But for the love of God! Our houses were almost on top of each other! Put some clothes on! LOL :D

    I love making up titles...that I know will never stick.

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    1. LOL. Glad I don't have your neighbors!!!

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  2. We had a neighbor who had a fondness for taking his wife over the back of a beautiful antique chair in his living room - no one would ever know this but they left their kitchen light on occassionally which was perfect backlighting. More than once driving my young daughters home we passed their house to see the display (he was quite tall and athletic)… so I really had a hard time looking him in the eye and well… he was always Dan Dan the armchair man to me...

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  3. I come from a very tall family, I'm the shortest at 6'1" and the tallest is just shy of 7'. I had my own human jungle gym growing up, one good kick to the knee and he fell like a tree though!

    Shannon

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    1. Awesome! I always wanted to be tall. At 5 foot 1 it's just a dream……

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  4. No good neighbor stories as mine are too far for that which is a good thing cause I'm very loud in bed & at a place we rented our landlady made a comment on that one day & I was so embarrassed

    Love your books

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    1. Never be embarrassed for great sex!!!!

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    2. I was young then now I would just be like and don't you wish you were me

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  5. I love the titles lol... Don't know why they wouldn't pick them lol... I love your books... I have size matters on my tbr list :)Also just want to let you know that Pirate Dave has made me puke in my mouth and laugh my ass off(most likely at the same time)... I couldn't put that book down no matter how bad I wanted to it cracked me up and grossed me out at the same time.

    Thanks for being part of the hop

    j.m.platt83@gmail.com

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    1. I thank you and Pirate Dave thanks you!!!!!!

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  6. love those titles, LOL! thanks! :)
    bookjunky2013@yahoo.com

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    1. You're welcome!!! Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Love the Titles you sent to the publisher. Me and some of my friends try to give the books we read different titles sometimes and come up with some doozies. We know the titles we come up with will NEVER be considered by the authors, but we like to do it anyway. Specially if the book is laugh out loud funny. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Coming up with appalling titles takes talent!!! I wish you the best and may just call on your services one day!!!

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  8. I loved how hard can it be. I even wrote a review. but I had a roommate that would walk around without clothes and the buildings are close together. The cops told her to put clothes on or get drapes. she says I have a right to wear or not wear what in my own house. He says the neighbors have the right not to see it. We got drapes or she was getting a fine. Me I always wanted her to put the clothes on I just moved into the building next door.

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  9. You can't always judge a book by the name lol I always have to read the insert..or I would miss some good books for sure.

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  10. only good neighbor i had was a hot guy who would wake up and walk out to check his mail in his tightys . course we did once live in a town were a woman would jog topless at 11 pm every other night and she was stacked . guess she liked the beat her jostling caused
    meandi09@yahoo.com

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    1. OMG! LOL! Where in the hell do you live???

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  11. ROFL...thank you for a good chuckle...LOVE the book titles.

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

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  12. The book sounds awesome. I am laughing already. :)

    terrihawk66@yahoo.com

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  13. Love the titles, so hard to choose! LOL

    susanmplatt AT Hotmail DOT com

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    1. Thanks Sue and thanks for stopping by!!!

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  14. I have heard that is a problem with some writers and coming up with a title for the book they write...
    Your choice are both funny and cute (lust and found...)
    BeckeyWhiteATgmailDOTcom

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  15. But I LIKED your titles...The Powers That Be must not have a very good sense of humor. I liked Lust and Found as well as And Yeti Said He Loved Me... Way too clever and funny.

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  16. Some of those title choices were just too funny. I would have definitely check the book out just based on the title! LOL!
    suz2(at)cox(dot)net

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  17. Great titles!! I can imagine trying to find the right one. As for neighbor stories...There was a much older woman. who was amazingly sweet, who lived across the street from my husband's house when he was growing up. She would often go out to get her newspaper wearing a silky bathrobe and heeled, fuzzy slippers. She came out one morning at the same time as my husband. She had a puzzled look on her face and looked as if she had lost something. My husband asked her what was wrong and she replied, "Have you seen my pussy? She got out this morning and hasn't come back." She really was looking for her cat. Hoo Boy! My husband all but guffawed.
    Mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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