What’s in a name?

I guess I'm about to find out. Long before I started writing The Frog Prince, I'd decided on its title – but, to be honest, part of me expected it to be published under a different name, as happened with It Would Be Wrong to Steal My Sister's Boyfriend (Wouldn't it?). However, to my surprise, my lovely agent liked the title The Frog Prince, dismissing my concerns that readers might think it was a book about a French aristocrat rather than a Silicon Roundabout entrepreneur, so we went ahead with it and the gorgeous cover was designed around it.

The Frog Prince cover final

Now, however, with a new book in the pipeline, we've decided to relaunch it with a new title, one that fits better with the slightly cheeky, slightly provocative titles of my other novels. It feels like a big, scary step – but then, the beauty of publishing in a digital world is that one is free to make changes like this, even six months post-publication.

And, as it turns out, I'm in good company. Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises was originally published under a different name: Fiesta, by which it's still known in some translations. Philip Roth's Portnoy's Compaint was originally called Wacking Off, which quite frankly would have saved a lot of people a lot of time had it stood. And more recently, the highly successful indie author Joanna Penn has republished a series of her novels with new titles.

So what's it going to be called now, you ask?


Voila! Who Wants to Marry a Millionaire? will be appearing in in its new incarnation on Amazon in the next few days. Exciting times!

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