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Old 05-25-2013, 01:06 PM   #16
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I can't use Dragons and Dreams for my fairy tale collection - the title is taken by a Jane Yolan SF/f collection.

Titles are not copyrighted. You can use the Yolan title or you can use "The Shining," or you can title it "Atlas Shrugged," if you wish.

It's your decision, your call, your book.

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http://www.librarything.com/topic/19725

My point is this: Titles are not copyrighted.





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Old 05-25-2013, 01:08 PM   #17
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I can't imagine it: Atlas Shrugged: Bedtime Stories"

nah, doesn't work.

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Old 05-25-2013, 01:16 PM   #18
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Old 05-25-2013, 10:51 PM   #19
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Delete issue. Yolen's collection seems to be out of print, so it should be OK to use the title, especially if I subtitle it "Bedtime Stories" to further distinguish from her collection.

I just don't want to step on anybody's toes.
While they are not copyrighted you are wise to consider the issue. Someone looking for SF/F and getting your book will leave a negative review. Fairly or not really does not matter. Also the more unique your name, the easier you are to find.

But adding "Bedtime Stories" should fix that.
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:24 PM   #20
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need title help

You were all so very helpful naming the Dragons and Dreams collection, I wonder whether you can help me out again.

This is more a mixed bag of children's stories. There will be some fairy tales, and some stories that deal with specific occasions, like losing the first tooth, and combing snarly hair.

I'm pretty sure I want the subtitle to be "occasional stories" being a pun on occasional meaning for an occasion and occasional meaning sporadically. But what I'm not sure of is the over all title.

Help, please?

ETA: some of these stories will have been published as separate, even free, stories, but not all of them.
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:32 PM   #21
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I thought of a few ideas off the top of my head:

Dreamland tales?
Nursery Stories?
Little Tales of Childhood?
Tales of Neverwhere?
Fairy Dreams of Childhood?
Little Timmy's Tales of Childhood?
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What do you think about simply "Occasional Stories" as a title, and categorize them by type?
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I'm thinking...

First Occasions
First Time Tales
Fairies and First Times
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First Occasions
First Time Tales
Fairies and First Times
The last one brings more adult fare to my mind.
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The last one brings more adult fare to my mind.
How about this one then...

Bobby's First Time with a Fairy - The story of 18-year-old Bobby and his first time which just happens to be with a fairy.
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*choke* I somehow don't think my audience would go for that.

I'm not sure quite what First Time Tales means, but I rather like the way it sounds.

There will be some traditional fairy tales, and some stories for special occasions, like the loss of the first tooth. I'm still putting the collection together - I've got 4 stories (well, the fourth one is plotted out, but needs to be written), and I'm looking for a collection of maybe 6 to 8 of them, sort of a sequel to Dragons and Dreams.
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*choke* I somehow don't think my audience would go for that.

I'm not sure quite what First Time Tales means, but I rather like the way it sounds.

There will be some traditional fairy tales, and some stories for special occasions, like the loss of the first tooth. I'm still putting the collection together - I've got 4 stories (well, the fourth one is plotted out, but needs to be written), and I'm looking for a collection of maybe 6 to 8 of them, sort of a sequel to Dragons and Dreams.
How about, "Dragons and Dreams Vol. II."?
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How about, "Dragons and Dreams Vol. II."?
Or since it is kids fare...

More Dragons and Dreams
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I thought of that, but at least at the moment there are no dragons anywhere in the book. (gargoyles, yes, but no dragons)
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*choke* I somehow don't think my audience would go for that.
I'd go for it if you write it.
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