Is your book title designed to hook your book readers? No. It should. Titles set the stage for your potential audience. They either work to grab your potential reader by the collar and pull them in for the read or they don’t.
Hot book titles create excitement, anticipation and enthusiasm for more. You want your titles to express the heart and passion of your message, right? Then write your book title to be ‘the match’ that ignites interest in reading your important message.
Develop this valuable skill and you add magnetic pulling power and punch to all your marketing tools including your front book cover, bullet points and chapter titles that get your message read. Start with these 7 top tips to sizzle your titles, headlines, bullets and sell more.
1. The Top Benefit.
“Think and Grow Rich”
A winning non-fiction title immediately communicates the benefit readers will gain after reading your book. Benefit-oriented books often use the problem-solution approach. Master (A) this skill or technique and get (B) this benefit. Readers buy non-fiction books for a “benefit” for something that will help them, grow them, profit more, less expense, less trouble, gain more time, less stress, better relationships, better health, less drama, less trauma, more energy and vitality and less fatigue.
2. The Big Promise.
“How to Increase Sales 400% by Using Short Articles”
People will click away from hype and never come back. But if you have a big gun don’t be afraid to pull it out and use it. Consider carefully and use sparingly; then make your big promise and deliver. People will remember your promises and come back for more or purchase. Don’t forget to include the specific delivery or ‘how to’ in the copy beneath your big promise headline.
3. The Command.
“Write Your Best Book Now!”
Most will say they don’t like being told what to do. But our human psyche seems to respond in spite of what we like. The command has an immediate effect. Why? It connects with the “Yes, I want that” spot within us all. Commands reassure you that helpful advice will follow that help you get what you want from the advice. It tells the readers it’s possible to achieve the benefit the author is claiming.
4. The How to.
“How to Make Your Articles Go the Extra Mile”
People love to learn with simple steps and fast. Combine it with a powerful benefit and you will reel your reader in every time. You decide. Does the title above, “How to Make Your Articles Go the Extra Mile” or “8 Ways to Format Your Article”
5. The Provocative Statement.
“5 Web Site Mistakes That Drive Your Web Visitors Away In Less Than 2 Minutes”
You mean my site could be driving my visitors away that fast. Especially, if you have been working hard to get site visitors you would want to know what would drive them away fast. Provocative statements pull at our attention like an electric shock. They make us curious. They sometimes make us mad. They make us feel a lot of different things but most of all they make us read.
6. The Question.
“Do You Want More Traffic, More Free Publicity, More Sales?”
Most times people unconsciously answer the question you pose in their minds. The key is to provide the answers in your copy including statistics. For example, “Have you ever felt afraid to buy online? Like it or not, many are still cautious of buying on the web. A Boston Consulting Group Consumer Survey found that 70% of respondents worry about making purchases online.”
7. The Confusing.
“Who Moved My Cheese?”
Develop curiosity into your title. A seemingly opposite simile works like a charm. Sometimes the title that doesn’t make a lot of sense will pull your audience in for the read. Would the title above arouse your curiosity? The confusing title can capture the attention of your audience just to see what it’s about.
Don’t wait to develop this valuable skill. Add magnetic pulling power to your to your front book cover. Ignite interest through your chapter titles. Keep your audiences reading through hot attention grabbing bullets. Title well and sell well. Best wishes on titling your top selling book.