Subtitle Help Wanted!
Well, I’ve finally decided to tackle the Subtitle of the book. I don’t know why it took so long to do this…it’s only one sentence out of 44,000+ words that I’ve written so far but for some reason it’s terribly difficult to make one.
What makes a good subtitle?
According to Chandler Bolt of Self-Publishing School, here are the 5 steps to making a good subtitle:
- Start by listing out all the benefits of your book. What will your readers gain? Not what they do, or the main concepts in your book, but what will your readers get out of it?
- Then pick the biggest and baddest benefits from the list.
- Speak to those benefits and make a big claim.
- After that, write 10 different subtitles and pick the best 3.
- Go over the ones that have been chosen and make them more bold and more specific. Try to speak directly to your audience.
Benefits of living the Latter-day Morning
I though step one would be super easy, but I was proven wrong. I really had to think. In the end I made a list of these benefits (in no specific order):
Greater health, greater spirituality, wiser, smarter, become a better you, draw closer to your potential, more energy, change your life, discover inner peace, life will drastically improve, life will start moving again, gain achievement, greater happiness, greater personal fulfillment.
My attempts at making a subtitle
Well, since step one was hard, then the other steps also proved to be even more so.
I racked my brain over and over again, and these are the 6 (I couldn’t even bring it down to 3) subtitles that I felt sounded good:
Here’s where I need your help!!! Let me know which one’s work for you and why. It would also help if you told me which ones are downright awful. And if you think you could make it sound better, let me know—I’m always open to suggestions.
As always, if you end up helping me out, I’ll publicly acknowledge you in the book. Promise. Thanks in advance!