An “advance algorithm” to name your novel.

Electric Literature’s Lincoln Michel says, “Everybody knows you don’t judge a book by its cover, you judge it by its title.”

So Michel and Nadxieli Nieto made the following infographic to help writers construct a name for their Big Important Literary Novel. Just use the initials of your name and this “advance algorithm” to compile a title.

Mine would be To Kill a Love of a Yellow Sun… which I have to say is so much better than my initials alone.

Here’s their original post.



Beth Golay

Beth is a reader, writer, marketer and Books & Whatnot founder. Even though she knows better, she's a sucker for a good book cover and will positively swoon if a book is set in appropriate type. @BethGolay