Tools & Resources
Book Title Generator
Find the perfect title for your nonfiction or fiction book with our Book Title Generator. Save time and unleash your creativity by generating a unique and captivating title tailored to your target audience.
Why use a book title generator tool?
Do you need help coming up with a title for your book? Have too many ideas and need help narrowing it down? Our book title generator tool can help!
It will create a working title that sets the stage for your book, with the ability to instantly come up with 1000s of variations to choose from. Simply follow the prompts on the tool and click “Generate” to get your title and subtitle ideas. Use it as many times as you need to come up with new combinations and get the creative juices flowing.
No book (yet)? No problem!
You can use our title generator for book inspiration. For many, having an initial idea for their book title inspires them to get started. But for others, it is a daunting task that towers over the actual act of writing their book.
Just remember, you don’t need to finalize your book title before you begin writing.
How to craft the perfect book title (with a generator tool)
When people ask us how to write a book, we help them break it down into smaller, achievable steps. And one of those early steps is creating a working title.
A “working” title is meant to be used as a placeholder when you first start writing your book. And a quick way to craft one is with a book title generator.
Here are some tips for using an AI book title generator to come up with the winning book title ideas:
1. Start with a few specific words or phrases
A great nonfiction book title should reflect what the book is about, what the person will learn, or the end result they’ll achieve after reading your book.
Fiction books aren’t as straightforward. It’s a creative process that requires establishing the style and tone you want for your title and book cover – and then using a book title generator to help you rapidly test different word combinations, phrases, and title lengths.
2. Do some research within your genre
Search for other books in your genre and subgenre, taking note of the types of titles and trends you see. Which are you drawn to? Do they include a lot of adjectives? Are they long or short? This will help you create a running list of the type of title format you want, and help you steer clear of title formats you want to avoid.
If you aren’t sure about your genre, you can use a list of book genres to find where your story is best aligned.
3. Get inspiration from your characters, setting, or location
Many books have been named after the hero (think: Harry Potter, Oliver Twist, or Macbeth), the location in which the story or a significant scene occurs (The Wizard of Oz), or something that makes a character stand out (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). A unique name or fantasy world can create intrigue and mystery in your book title.
4. Use – or imply – foreshadowing
They Both Die at the End tells the reader what’s going to happen before they even turn to the first page. But that’s part of the reason you want to pick it up. How could the author possibly surprise you after spoiling the ending?
Meanwhile, titles like The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King or As I Lay Dying, aren’t as obvious but still pull you in.
5. Consider your audience
Writing a YA book title is different from writing an adult high fantasy book title. That’s why our book title generator asks who your audience is. It will help you brainstorm an age (and genre) appropriate title for your book.
6. Draft a book description
A description will give the book title generator tool keywords and context, resulting in more specific titles.
Understanding how to write a book description that captures someone’s attention and draws them into the story is an art form in itself. It’s like the trailer of your book. And should be intentionally thought out before you publish and market your book. But at this point in the journey, you don’t need to have your description in its final form.
7. Input everything into the book title generator tool
While it’s certainly not required, taking the time to think about all of the above points will help you create stronger inputs for the AI book title generator. Changing the different things you choose to highlight in the tool’s fields will give you a wide mix of titles. You could even come up with 1000’s of book titles (though we don’t recommend that)!
8. Choose between your top three ideas
We recommend using the “Generate” button on the book title generator until you find a couple of possible working titles. You don’t want to give yourself so many options that you are overwhelmed, but 3-4 solid working book titles are just enough to help you move on to the rough draft.
Related: How to Title a Book
Remember that the first milestone for writing a book is getting (imperfect) words on paper.
Then, when you actually write your entire book and complete it, you can revisit the idea of your book title and dig more into how to subtitle your book. You will have a more fine-tuned approach as to what your book title should include, and you’ll be better prepared to hone in on your best-selling idea.
As a self-published author, your title is not set in stone. In fact, many independent authors change their book titles even after they have published their book; they simply release their book with a new title name, especially if they discover after publication that the original isn’t effective in communicating what the book is about.
So, ready to get started?