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Nonfiction Title Generator

Great Ideas For Your Nonfiction Book

Nonfiction Book Title Generator

Enter a word for your book's topic

Tip: Use a noun or verb for best results.

Nonfiction Book Title Generator

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What is a Nonfiction Book Title Generator?

A nonfiction book title generator is a tool that produces ideas of possible titles to consider for your nonfiction book. The generator, much like its name implies, is meant to generate suggestions for possible titles. The book title generator may or may not be – but it’s designed to get your creative juices flowing, so that you can start with a seed of an idea, and mold your title as needed until you have created the perfect name for your nonfiction book.

The reason this tool specifies nonfiction titles from general book titles is because depending on the genre of the book you are writing, the style of the title can vary.

Titles for fiction books are a different style than titles for nonfiction, simply because the genres have different intended purposes. For example, a fiction book is typically written with the purpose to entertain readers with a captivating imaginary story; therefore, a fiction book title can be vague, creative, and imaginative. On the other hand, a nonfiction book title is written to educate on a real topic, which means nonfiction titles should usually be direct, clear, and formulaic (often with subtitles).

How does the Nonfiction Book Title Generator work?

It’s simple – just type in a word that is related to your nonfiction book, click “Generate” and see what your results are. If it doesn’t make sense, or if you don’t like the title the generator produced for you, click “Generate” again to have a new title created.

Here’s how to use the nonfiction book
  • Enter a single word related to your book’s topic.
  • Click the “Generate” button.
  • Enter your email information and click “Submit” or click “No thanks, show me the results.”
  • Your generated title will appear.
  • Click “Generate Another.”

The nonfiction book title generator uses your word to create a sample title for you. However, it’s still a machine, so it’s not a fool-proof method. While the nonfiction title generator make spit out the winning title for your book on the first try, it might not!

The key is to remember that this title generator was designed to help you jumpstart ideas. By being given examples of possible titles, you can get a clear idea of what your own nonfiction book title could look like.

For example, I used “Intermittent Fasting” as my keyphrase, and it gave me three decent options.

From here, I would say I have a good starting point, but some tweaking and refining would make this title even more compelling!

Which brings me to my next point about the Book Title Generator… You need to use best practices in mind!

There are a few suggestions we have to help you make the most of this nonfiction book title generator.


Tips to Use the Nonfiction Book Title Generator:
  • Use a noun or verb for best results. Many of the title formats in the generator’s data system work best with nouns or verbs. Think about the problem you are solving in your nonfiction book. What are you educating your readers about? What problem are you helping them solve? What are you raising awareness on? 
  • Don’t get too specific. Start with a broad term, then get specific when you are crafting your subtitles. Here are some examples:
    1.  100 Truths About Coffee: The Main Issues on Sustainability in Coffee
    2. The Coffee Diet: 1000 espresso recipes for today’s popular diets
    3. The Business of Coffee: How to launch and scale your own coffee shop
  • Use it as a starting point. By no means will a generator produce a done-for-you title. But it should help you get started. Use the results from the generator to expand on the initial title, and brainstorm your own ideas to create a finalized version.
  • Generate multiple titles. Don’t like the title you’re given on the first try? No worries! Simply try again. This nonfiction title generator is loaded with different formulas and title ideas, so that you can keep trying to find a title idea that works for you.
  • Read this article for more about compelling book titles.


How to come up with a good book title for your nonfiction book

A good book book title can be frustrating to come up with. Where does one start?

When coming up ideas for your book title, you can easily get lost in an endless tunnel of indecision, which prevents you from taking action. That’s why it’s usually best to start off with a “working” title to be used as a placeholder, when you first start writing your book.

Then, when you actually write your entire book and complete it, revisit the idea of your title. You will have a more fine-tuned approach as to what your nonfiction book title should include, and you’ll be better prepared to hone in on your best-selling idea.


Here are the steps to come up with a good title for your nonfiction book:
  • Start with a working title. When you start to write a book, think of a quick title to use as a placeholder. You don’t need to decide on your title before your book is completed; in fact, we don’t recommend doing that.
  • Finish your book. Once you have a placeholder title to start with, focus on writing your book in its entirety. Then, once your book is completed, focus on coming up with the perfect title.
  • Do your research. Search for other nonfiction books related to your genre, and take note of the types of titles you like, and don’t like. This will help you create a running list of the type of title format you want, and help you steer clear of title formats you want to avoid.
  • Use a title generator. Our nonfiction book title generator is a free tool that you can use to produce some book title ideas. By using a title generator, your creative juices can start flowing as you think of your own nonfiction title.
  • Follow a nonfiction book title format. Many bestselling nonfiction books follow a similar format, which includes a general title, followed by a more specific subtitle. It’s important to use the general title to capture the reader’s interest and give an at-a-glance idea of what your book will be about. Then, the subtitle is meant to break down the specific steps or actionable solutions your book will present for the reader. Through the subtitle, the reader will learn exactly what they will learn from your book.
  • Choose between your top three ideas. Once you have a running list of possible titles for your nonfiction, it’s time to narrow the choices down. Select your top three ideas (or five if you really can’t choose). Then, move on to the next step.
  • Crowdsource your title ideas to have your target market vote on one. With your top three title choices, it’s time to get your target readers to decide and crowdsource. Reach out to people that would read your book (not friends and family, but actual people who have the problem you are solving in your book). Have them vote on their favorite titles. This will help you narrow the choices down.
  • Decide on the winning title. Once you have crowdsourced your title options, choose the title with the most votes. Or, if you’re not feeling sure about any of them, go back to the drawing board, but don’t spend too much time dwelling on it! As a self-published author, your title is not set in stone. In fact, many independent authors change their book titles after they have published their book; they simply release their book with a new title name, especially if they discover after publication that the title isn’t effective in communicating what the book is about.

Reasons to use a Prompt Generator

Not sure what a good nonfiction book title actually looks like? Good thing there are thousands of bestselling books that you can get inspiration from.

We’ve compiled a quick list of the best nonfiction book titles to model your own after.

You’ll find that many of the titles follow the same format as what we’ve suggested in this article: They start broad with the title, then narrow down concepts in the subtitle.

Here are our top examples of effective nonfiction book titles:

  1. Hidden Figures: The American Dream and The Untold Tory of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
  2. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
  3. Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
  4. The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
  5. Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity
  6. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
  7. Reclaiming Hope: Overcoming the Challenges of Parenting Foster and Adopted Children
  8. Side Hustle Blueprint: How to Make an Extra $1000 Per Month Writing eBooks!
  9. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
  10. Relaunch Your Life: Break the Cycle of Self-Defeat, Destroy Negative Emotions and Reclaim Your Personal Power

Now that you have an idea of what an effective nonfiction book title looks like, and how to formulate it for your own nonfiction book, it’s time to go forth and start creating!

Remember, use this nonfiction title generator to help you produce ideas for your own title.

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