Excited? Don’t pee.
It’s no secret in publishing that book titles can change for a variety of strategic reasons. Sourcebooks, Inc. is publishing my debut romantic comedy in August, and in an effort to make sure we have the title that’s most compelling for the most readers, they’re considering two options.
Here’s the cool part – you get to pick.
Call it the magic of social media. You’re reading this blog either as a regular Debutante Ball fan or because you’ve been pointed here by another blog, a tweet from my agent, a status update on Facebook, or that unfortunate message scrawled on the wall of the men’s room.
In one form or another, social media brought you here. Now you have a job to do.
See that spiffy poll below? Which of the two titles would make YOU pick up the book and squeal with joy as you run for the cash register? (You can also squeal as you download it to your e-reader. Squealing is an integral part of any book buying experience).
In case you’re new here, this is what the book is about:
When his sleazy boss kicks him to the curb and steals his pension, Alex heads to the Caribbean with a crew of corporate castoffs to intercept an illegal diamond shipment in the most dysfunctional pirate mission in history. Things heat up when Juli – who’s supposed to be dumping her dead uncle’s ashes at sea – mistakenly stows away on their boat.
After you vote, leave a comment about why you chose the title you did. We’ll draw a name from the comments on March 31 and one lucky reader will get a signed Advance Reading Copy of the book. Pretty cool, huh?
Now here are your two choices:
And don’t forget to leave a comment explaining why you voted the way you did. My publisher is particularly interested in this information, and it’s your ticket to wining an advance reading copy. Thanks for playing!