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drjdblair

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Titles of books
Posted: May 22, 2017 1:42 PM
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Hi, How do you reserve a title of a book that you are writing or see if it's been taken already?
Donna St Felix

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Posted: May 22, 2017 1:52 PM   in response to: drjdblair in response to: drjdblair
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drjdblair wrote:
Hi, How do you reserve a title of a book that you are writing or see if it's been taken already?

You cannot reserve it.
To see if someone else is using that title, do a search in the retail end of the zon.
Moshe Ben-Or

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Posted: May 22, 2017 3:31 PM   in response to: drjdblair in response to: drjdblair
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There is no such thing as reserving a title. The better question you should be asking is: "Does my title fit my book?" The other question you should be asking is: "Does my title attract my target audience?"
Joseph M Erhardt

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Posted: May 22, 2017 7:09 PM   in response to: drjdblair in response to: drjdblair
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The simplest thing to do is to google the title (put the title in quotes).

Titles cannot be copyrighted, but sometimes titles can have elements that are trademarked. E.g., if you were to write a book titled, Harry Potter and the Silver Spoon, you'd be one mail-cycle away from receiving a cease-and-desist letter.

However, if you were to write a novel titled, The Tower Treasure, you'd likely have no problem, despite the fact that that title is the famous first-ever Hardy Boys mystery.

Caveat: I am not a lawyer, and I'm just presenting general facts as I understand them.

Sometimes even an author's name can be trademarked. If your real name were Ann Landers, you might not be able to use it if you were writing self-help books. These situations, however, would be rare.

Edit: I do google tentative titles that I'd want to use, just to make sure that, even if it duplicates another title, it would not create some sort of significant confusion among potential customers of either tome.

Edited by: Joseph M Erhardt on May 22, 2017 7:09 PM
whitneyburton

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Re: Titles of books
Posted: May 22, 2017 9:48 PM   in response to: drjdblair in response to: drjdblair
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Pulse the toll My book has a lot of profanity and sexual content in it ,will amazon that my book and my title is Louisiana Story love sex drugs
Donna St Felix

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Posted: May 22, 2017 11:43 PM   in response to: whitneyburton in response to: whitneyburton
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whitneyburton wrote:
Pulse the toll My book has a lot of profanity and sexual content in it ,will amazon that my book and my title is Louisiana Story love sex drugs

What?
wirdmonger

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Posted: May 23, 2017 12:02 AM   in response to: whitneyburton in response to: whitneyburton
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I have found it is a good idea not to do drugs when I'm writing or posting in forums.
Ward Rogers

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Posted: May 23, 2017 12:06 AM   in response to: whitneyburton in response to: whitneyburton
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whitneyburton wrote:
Pulse the toll My book has a lot of profanity and sexual content in it ,will amazon that my book and my title is Louisiana Story love sex drugs

Yes, that's absolutely correct.

whitneyburton

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Posted: May 23, 2017 6:17 AM   in response to: Ward Rogers in response to: Ward Rogers
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Sorry I mean the say that my book contain sex drugs and the title of my book is A Louisiana Story love sex drugs
What mean like pronography rule. Will they red flag my book? Do they allow ubran Story?
whitneyburton

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Posted: May 23, 2017 6:20 AM   in response to: whitneyburton in response to: whitneyburton
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Sorry I mean the say that my book contain sex drugs and the title of my book is A Louisiana Story love sex drugs
What mean like pronography rule. Will they red flag my book? Do they allow ubran Story?
Ward Rogers

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Posted: May 23, 2017 7:45 AM   in response to: whitneyburton in response to: whitneyburton
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Books more often get red-flagged for quality control, then ultimately blocked ... a hazard of not being proficient in English.
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