Maybe I should have named my blog Potpourri or Pastiche or simply a Savory Stew because I aim to throw a lot of different things into the pot, mostly about reading, writing and art, but many other things, too, because I’ve lived a long time and have a lot of interests. I also will include here thoughts of others I come upon who share my loves. Including those of you who care to share your thoughts and impressions.
Book Titles are Not Copyrighted
posted by Ed Farber on February 15, 2013

My Ebook, Looking Back with a Smile, was originally entitled Looking Back Laughing, much stronger, I think. When I googled that title I found that it had been used by others. Mistakenly, I thought it couldn’t be used for my book. I learned subsequently that book titles are not copyrighted. You can use the same title as a previously published book, but I would avoid doing so if your book and the other were contemporaries and covered the same subject matter. In my case the title was not for a book but for a song, and I could have used it. I should have discovered that sooner.

If you have a title in mind for a book, do the research. Remember, when people search for a book by title and there is another bearing that same title, yours may not be the one that comes up in the search. It’s always best to use a title that hasn’t been used before.

But if you want it nevertheless, go for it!

 



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