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Monday, August 10, 2015

Will Your Book Be a Bestseller?

Hop on over to Lulu and enter your title to see if your book is likely to get to the top of the New York Times bestseller list.



The Lulu Titlescorer has been developed exclusively for Lulu by statisticians who studied the titles of 50 years' worth of top bestsellers and identified which title attributes separated the bestsellers from the rest.
We commissioned a research team to analyse the title of every novel to have topped the hardback fiction section of the New York Times Bestseller List during the half-century from 1955 to 2004 and then compare them with the titles of a control group of less successful novels by the same authors.
The team, lead by British statistician Dr. Atai Winkler, then used the data gathered from a total of some 700 titles to create this "Lulu Titlescorer" a program able to predict the chances that any given title would produce a New York Times No. 1 bestseller.

2 comments:

Mason Canyon said...

How interesting. I'd never thought about how the title plays toward making it onto the New York Times bestseller list. Catchy titles do grab people's attention. Love the title of your new book, btw.

Joanne said...

so that's my problem. ha!! very interesting