1.13.2006

Just for Fun

Here, in another time-wasting maneuver on my part, is the Lulu Titlescorer, which will tell you what chance your book has of being a bestseller based on the title alone.

"Icebergs" had a 63.7% chance of being a bestseller, but that means it has a better than one-third chance of being pulped to make toilet paper, too.

Thanks to Bookslut for the link.

8 comments:

cek said...

Yeah, well, Come Together, Fall Apart has a 79.6% chance of being a bestseller! It's on, Rebecca Johns. It's on.

TLB said...

Hey, speaking of which, I just noticed that your book and mine are coming out the same week! What are the odds?

MSF said...

interestingly enough, i tried "inforager" twice, using different categorizations. one landed right with icebergs, at about 65%, and the other tanked--about 34%. the difference was mainly in whether i described the title as literal or figurative, which, given that it's a made-up word, was kinda hard to assess. unfortunately, the gatekeepers of the publishing industry are going to keep us from answering the question of how to score imaginary words for a while. uh, anyone have any advice on how to get an agent?

the plunge said...

my book's title got a 59.3%! This tool rocks!

p.s. I haven't written a single word of it.


p.s. the title of mine is a reference to the french revolution which I am not at liberty to disclose.

the plunge said...

p.s. "The title A Million Little Pieces has a 26.3% chance of being a bestselling title!"

TLB said...

Yeah, "The Da Vinci Code" didn't score real high either, so take the results with a (large) grain of salt.

SER said...

All of my potential titles got, like, 10%. I am totally hosed. Perhaps I should be writing a "memoir" instead.....

Grendel said...

The Oracle of Turtle Creek has a 41.4% chance of being a bestseller! That's not as high as I would like, but I'll take it. I guess we can start spending on credit now! Yay!