Thinking about a catchy name for my new ebook...

by fin
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And it would be nice to hear some opinions from internet marketers.

I want the title to be catchy so people will be interested.

I thought of:

Lucid Dreaming: Dream Hacker

And the brand name: Underground Genius

What do you think?
#catchy #ebook #thinking
  • Profile picture of the author RnGWriter
    Maybe you could provide some idea as to what the ebook is about?
    Or are you choosing between those two?

    I think " Lucid Dreaming: Dream Hacker" sounds mysterious but is neither boring nor ambiguous.
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  • Profile picture of the author fin
    No, It's a title and a sub-title if that's what you call it.
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  • Profile picture of the author sfx1971
    I would need a bit more information on the subject of the book before being able to help. At the moment I can't really tell what the book is about from the title, so not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing. Is it a guide? Is it a story?
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  • Profile picture of the author DROIDM4STER
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan Curtis
      I don't think that your proposed title will prompt people to buy. It doesn't have enough information.

      Here's an example of a title that works:

      In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences

      Or this one:

      The Whole Art of Fishing: Being a Collection and Improvement of All that has been Written upon this Subject

      And even:

      Rogue Warrior: The Explosive Autobiography of the Controversial, Death-Defying Founder of the U.S. Navy's Top Secret Counterterrorist Unit SEAL TEAM SIX.
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      • Profile picture of the author fin
        Thanks everyone.

        It's good to get other peoples opinions. It's about lucid dreaming so I thought having "lucid dreaming" in the title would be explanation enough.

        And it's about hacking into your dreams. That's why I used it.

        Maybe I'll have a rethink.
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  • Profile picture of the author sal64
    Send me a PM with some details.

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    • Profile picture of the author Bjarne Eldhuset
      How to HACK into your dreams and discover TRUE genius

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  • Profile picture of the author Shaun OReilly
    Originally Posted by fin View Post

    And it would be nice to hear some opinions from internet marketers.

    I want the title to be catchy so people will be interested.

    I thought of:

    Lucid Dreaming: Dream Hacker

    And the brand name: Underground Genius

    What do you think?
    The most important words you'll ever write for your ebook
    will be the title and subtitle.

    They will highly influence how well your ebook sells.

    Therefore, it's worth investing some time and effort into
    choosing a suitable title and subtitle.

    I'd recommend firstly heading over to Amazon and taking
    a look at the common titles and subtitles that come up for
    the books on Lucid Dreaming - especially the best sellers.

    Then put a slight spin on those proven formulas.

    It's better to be clear and direct with your title.

    Dedicated to mutual success,

    Shaun
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    • Profile picture of the author trackon
      Can i take copy of your eBook.
      I think best name for your eBook is " The Dark Light".
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      • Profile picture of the author fin
        Originally Posted by trackon View Post

        Can i take copy of your eBook.
        I think best name for your eBook is " The Dark Light".
        Yeah, sure. I'll put a link straight to the download in my sig for a few days if any warriors want to read it. It's going to be a few days getting formatted/designed.
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  • Profile picture of the author lossman29
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    • Profile picture of the author Bjarne Eldhuset
      Mastering Lucid Dreaming
      How To Hack Your Mind, Take Immediate Control Of Your Dreams And Improve Your Life

      Lucid In The Dream With Diamonds
      How To Hack Into The Super-Powers Of Your Subconscious Mind While Being Wide Awake

      Lucid Dreaming: Awaken The Superhuman Inside

      Lucid Dream Control
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      • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
        The Lucid Dreamers Hacking Guide
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        • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
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          (Just a 10 minute brainstorm. Happy to add more if you think it would be useful.)
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      • Profile picture of the author fin
        Originally Posted by Bjarne Eldhuset View Post

        Mastering Lucid Dreaming
        How To Hack Your Mind, Take Immediate Control Of Your Dreams And Improve Your Life

        Lucid In The Dream With Diamonds
        How To Hack Into The Super-Powers Of Your Subconscious Mind While Being Wide Awake

        Lucid Dreaming: Awaken The Superhuman Inside

        Lucid Dream Control
        A Journey To The Center Of The Sleeping Mind
        You've just gave me a great idea. Focus on control instead of getting in.

        Some thing like:

        : Puppet Master Of Your Dreams
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        • Profile picture of the author Dan Curtis
          Originally Posted by fin View Post

          You've just gave me a great idea. Focus on control instead of getting in.

          Some thing like:

          : Puppet Master Of Your Dreams
          Except "puppet master" has a very strong negative connotation. I think you are looking for something positive.

          Now "puppy master," that's positive.
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  • Profile picture of the author luckystepho
    It depends on the angle you are going for... whether you are instructing people how to have lucid dreams so that they can tap into their 'inner genius' and solve day to day problems or, as I have seen promoted before, so that they can control their dreams to experience anything they want to every night, from flying to traveling (ie 'Live the Life of Your Dreams Every Night).

    Then make your sales copy very clear on the benefits to buying your book.

    This thread has reminded me of a dream I had last night- I dreamt I was lucid dreaming but I am not sure if I really was or whether I just dreamt I was! I would be interested in reading your book too.
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    • Profile picture of the author fin
      Originally Posted by luckystepho View Post

      It depends on the angle you are going for... whether you are instructing people how to have lucid dreams so that they can tap into their 'inner genius' and solve day to day problems or, as I have seen promoted before, so that they can control their dreams to experience anything they want to every night, from flying to traveling (ie 'Live the Life of Your Dreams Every Night).

      Then make your sales copy very clear on the benefits to buying your book.

      This thread has reminded me of a dream I had last night- I dreamt I was lucid dreaming but I am not sure if I really was or whether I just dreamt I was! I would be interested in reading your book too.
      The book is just a freebie. I want to teach people how to lucid dream before I sell them a book on using it for creativity.

      So the book only goes into how to have your first lucid dream in the quickest time possible, and once you're inside how you can stabilize it and make it vivid.

      I then just leave them with the message to keep practicing to stay in longer each time.

      So it's really just how to hack in and stay in without waking themselves up.

      It really isn't about control. Puppet master would be a bad idea. It could be something like:

      Quick & Easy
      How to have your first lucid dream
      Dream Hacker
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  • Profile picture of the author Cajun Copy
    I'm not sure your market "hacks" into much of anything, necessarily. What problem do your readers have, that your book solves for them? Be as specific as you can. The Amazon suggestion above was excellent.

    Browse some forums on your topic for a while and figure out what kind of language they use. Solve a problem. Promise a benefit. Answer the question: "Why should I bother spending my valuable time reading this?"

    Get clear on what's going to be fantastic in your target customer's life because she's read the information you provided. When you do, you'll be on the right track to crafting a headline that works.

    Wishing you much success!
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  • Profile picture of the author ProAffiliate01
    I'm not sure if I would understand what your book is about just by the title you originally chose (Lucid Dreaming: Dream Hacker).

    I like the name of your brand though (Underground Genius). Go with that brand for sure.

    I think the title might need to be more catchy, i.e....

    "Don't Let Anyone Hack You (Or Steal Your Dreams)!:

    or the more positive, something like...

    Become a Dream Hacker and Realize your True Moneymaking Potential

    I don't know what the exact wording should be but it should be apparent what your e-book is really about. I think "lucid" might be too fancy of a word for some people.

    Oh but...in case I misunderstood what your book is about...

    Then my bad. LOL I originally thought maybe from the title your book was supposed to be about interpreting dreams. In that case, disregarding what I've said above.
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    • Profile picture of the author fin
      Originally Posted by ProAffiliate01 View Post

      I'm not sure if I would understand what your book is about just by the title you originally chose (Lucid Dreaming: Dream Hacker).

      I like the name of your brand though (Underground Genius). Go with that brand for sure.

      I think the title might need to be more catchy, i.e....

      "Don't Let Anyone Hack You (Or Steal Your Dreams)!:

      or the more positive, something like...

      Become a Dream Hacker and Realize your True Moneymaking Potential

      I don't know what the exact wording should be but it should be apparent what your e-book is really about. I think "lucid" might be too fancy of a word for some people.

      Oh but...in case I misunderstood what your book is about...

      Then my bad. LOL I originally thought maybe from the title your book was supposed to be about interpreting dreams. In that case, disregarding what I've said above.
      You know when you dream and you are actually acting it out. Well lucid dreaming is waking up your conscious mind without waking up your body so you are still in the dream but you know you are dreaming.

      You can then do anything you want inside.
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  • Profile picture of the author DeadRooster
    I actually LOVE the title Dream Hacker; that is awesome! I think you should keep it, but use it as the main title. Maybe something like this...

    Dream Hacker: How to experience all your greatest fantasies through lucid dreaming
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    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
      I like the title Dream Hacker too. However I'm wondering whether it would be a good match for his market. Also could be construed to mean hacking into other peoples' dreams.
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      • Profile picture of the author DeadRooster
        Originally Posted by Jonathan 2.0 View Post

        I like the title Dream Hacker too. However I'm wondering whether it would be a good match for his market. Also could be construed to mean hacking into other peoples' dreams.
        Hacking into OTHER peoples' dreams... now THAT would be a popular ebook!

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        • Profile picture of the author cashp0wer
          The title of your book is very important. Should I say that again? Reading over titles is what makes people actually stop and take interest in it. The more the title tells the person about the book the better.
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          • Profile picture of the author fin
            Originally Posted by cashp0wer View Post

            The title of your book is very important. Should I say that again? Reading over titles is what makes people actually stop and take interest in it. The more the title tells the person about the book the better.
            Yes, hence why I'm asking for advice and not just using my own bias opinion.

            Every book in Amazon is called Lucid Dreaming: something something something
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  • Profile picture of the author fin
    What About: Hacking into your dreams and exploring your subconscious mind.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
      I think that's an improvement. : ) The problem many people have when naming books and products (etc.) is that they choose something _they_ would like rather than something that would be compelling to their market.
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      • Profile picture of the author fin
        Yeah, I might just go with something basic like: Wake up inside your dreams
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  • Profile picture of the author Cajun Copy
    Fin,
    Why would I want to lucid dream? What's the coolest thing about it? Why is that cool?

    One exercise that helps me when i'm writing headlines or titles is this:

    I write down something basic describing what I'm talking about.
    Example:
    "How to lucid dream."
    Then I pretend a friend is asking me:
    "So? Why should I care about this?"
    I write down my answer.
    I ask again: "So what?"
    I answer again.
    I keep asking "So what?" until I get deep into the heart of why I would want to explore this topic.

    When you get past the topic, past the features, past the benefits, into the core awesome reason why YOUR READER will love this new-found skill, you've found the bulls-eye. THAT is what should be in your headline.
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    • Profile picture of the author fin
      Originally Posted by Cajun Copy View Post

      Fin,
      Why would I want to lucid dream? What's the coolest thing about it? Why is that cool?

      One exercise that helps me when i'm writing headlines or titles is this:

      I write down something basic describing what I'm talking about.
      Example:
      "How to lucid dream."
      Then I pretend a friend is asking me:
      "So? Why should I care about this?"
      I write down my answer.
      I ask again: "So what?"
      I answer again.
      I keep asking "So what?" until I get deep into the heart of why I would want to explore this topic.

      When you get past the topic, past the features, past the benefits, into the core awesome reason why YOUR READER will love this new-found skill, you've found the bulls-eye. THAT is what should be in your headline.
      I know what you mean, but this isn't some benefits for a sales page - it's just going to be a picture of the book as an opt-in in the sidebar.

      I just want a catchy name.
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      • Profile picture of the author fin
        Ok, I've got it:

        Lucid Dreaming: Exploring the mysterious world of imagination
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  • Profile picture of the author Cyberdog1
    If it's about hacking into your dreams then I would go for this--

    Dream Hackers - Inception of the Lucid Kind
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  • Profile picture of the author Glenda from OZ
    Amazing - Life Changing - Lucid Dreaming
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    • Profile picture of the author fin
      I've went with Lucid Dreaming: Exploring The Mysterious World Of Imagination
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