Clickbait? Clickbait? It seems to be the latest buzzword on Twitter (although I am probably, as usual, behind the trend) – anyway, I’ve caught up now. And laughed out loud at a website offering clickbait alternative titles for popular books. Got it. Like newspapers screaming shock headings which have not a huge amount to do with the articles.
Clickbait titles for my books, hmm. Whodunits aren’t really that dramatic, apart of course from murders and stuff. Still, I do love a challenge.
Murdered! And No-one Cared! (That’s One Two) (Aw. True.)
Dog Bites Death! (Three Four) ( I LIKE this one. The dog did, too.)
Dying To Meet Mr Right! (Five Six) (actually, I used this. So I was a little ahead of the curve after all)
Dumped In A Pit Full Of Bodies! (Seven Eight) (Fiona really was)
Chained And Loving It! (Nine Ten) (not, I hasten to add, one of my guys. But yup, one character was a little weird. More than a little.)
Plunged Into A Coven! (Eleven Twelve). (Pretty much what one disgruntled reviewer—who did not read the blurb first—said)
Drugs And Death In Tenerife! (Thirteen Fourteen) This may need work. Segway Horror! My Wife Must Die! Nah. Not getting the essence here yet. Read it and tell me your suggestion.
You can still get 13 14 on promo price, by the way, last few hours. Click on the title in the margin and you will be Whisked To Your Local Amazon!
(If you read this straight away, while I am still loading 13 14 in the margin because I am not very organized, the link is in the previous blog as well.)
I am also way behind, which is obvious by the date I actually got to this post! Is the clickbait thing like a tagline? I have got those on my new covers – difficult to come up with and when I researched and saw one I liked I had great difficultly moving on past that to come up with something original.
This made me laugh … I’m obviously further behind than you. I’ve never heard of it!
haha there was a flurry of the hashtag on twitter and then nothing again – still, it was fun looking up some of the weirder ones that have been used!