Friday, October 5, 2007

Book Cover Coaching: URLs for One-Word Book Titles

15 Simple Ways to Get the URLs you want
for Your One-Word Book Title

By Susan Kendrick

This article is the follow-up to the 9/15/07 posting, “Book Titles: One-Word Wonders.”

If you’ve done any searching for domain names, you know how hard it can be to find one that’s available. For one-word book titles like Giving, Blink, Winning, or the one-word book title you have in mind, it’s even more challenging. Let’s face it, the kinds of common, everyday words that make great one-word book titles are usually already taken, and in many forms. But, there are ways to make them work. (Note--If your book title is a few or several words long, you will likely find it easier to secure it as a domain name as is and should do so. If you can't, then the tips below will work for you, too.)

One way is to create a URL that shows it is specifically for a book--see the first few suggestions in the list below. Second, as long as your one-word title is not being used in a similar field or industry, you can take advantage of more options like "place" and others below that establish your URL not just as your book, but as your overall business brand that you are using this book to build.

How to do it
To create this kind of book title URL, add words to or otherwise modify the book title so you can find a URL that is available. Here are some examples. In each suggestion below, the blank represents the book title. You can also experiment with using prefixes and endings together. Whatever you choose, remember that the URL has to be easy to say, easy to hear, and most of all—easy to remember.

Here are 15 ideas to get you started:

Need more?
As you can see, the list can go on and on. Consider adding works like “go,” “plus,” “ultimate,” etc. The particular meaning of your one-word book title will also present you with a wealth of unique ways to create memorable URLs. So, you now have not only a way to find just one URL that's available, but many that will help you throughout your book marketing efforts and that will secure the brand for your book and your business. So, get started and good luck!

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© Copyright 2007, Susan Kendrick, Write to Your Market, Inc.

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