Two Tuesday Title-Twisting Tests


By Jason Boog Comment

9780802170606.JPGIn an odd twist of fate, GalleyCat has spotted two informal book title contests on the Internet today, both celebrating comical takes on bestseller titles.

First of all, Steve Hely has initiated a fake bestseller contest on Facebook, inspired by the phony blockbuster list in his novel, “How I Became a Famous Novelist.” Here’s more from the NY Time‘s Papercuts blog: “Hely presents a mock version of The New York Times best-seller list … Click here to download the complete list.” In a similar vein, Paste Magazine spotted some Harry Potter-themed title hijinks on Twitter as readers get excited about the upcoming film.

Here’s more from the post: “Others, struck with panic about the end of the Potter era that looms just a few years ahead after the double dose of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, are tweeting away with their best comical predictions for the future of Harry. A sizable flurry of posts hash-tagged ‘#HarryPotterSequels‘ offers clever ideas for titles for yet another sequel.”