How to Name Your Adult Coloring Book: My Search Still On

How to Name Your Adult Coloring Book: My Search Still On

Publishing an adult coloring book has many aspects to it. One of it is finding a great title.

I am finalizing work on my first adult coloring book, which was what I set out to do under my “Adult Coloring Pages” Challenge. The intention was to create page after page of coloring designs until I end up with a published coloring book or a series of books.

By the looks of it, the market is inundated with adult coloring books on mandalas. Now, I’m adding to the growing number! Anyway, who knows where this leads me? I cannot give up before I’ve even started putting my own in the market.

Title Attributes for Your Adult Coloring Book

Now, I’m looking for a lovely name to christen my baby! It should have the following attributes to it:

  • Captivates - It needs no more than a glance or two to attract attention;
  • Stands out - It’s pretty similar to the first. However, I’d like to emphasize that the book should be a cut above the rest. It must have an ooomph. I may be asking for too much. Mandalas are mandalas by whatever name, right? Still, I’d like to give this one a try and that’s why I’d like to hear what you think. Besides, more heads are better than one.
  • Sticks - It should be easy to recall.
  • Says what it says it is - It should be true to what is inside the book pages. This adult coloring book on mandalas focus on mandalas. However, it’s more than just mandalas because of its surrounding embellishments.

Naming Your Adult Coloring Book: 5 Simple Steps

Here are steps I’m taking to find a standout name for my mandala coloring book:

  • Market scan - Look around for titles of similar books. What are already there? How are they presented? What uniqueness or special features do you see?
  • Set criteria - Define what attributes your book title should have. How short or long? What keywords or phrases do you use? How should the words sound like to your ear?
  • Brainstorm - Play around with words and phrases based on what you’ve seen and what you want.
  • Ask around - Seek out the help of others. What suggestions do they have? How do you seek them out?
  • Decide - Soon enough, you’ll have to decide a name for your book. Once done, you may test the waters. You may revise later on if results you expect don’t show up?

Title Options for My Mandala Adult Coloring Book

I have a number of titles in mind:

Candidate # 1: Mandala Sprawl

Candidate # 2: Mandala, Mandala!

Candidate # 3: Brilliant Mandalas

Candidate # 4: Mandala Blast

Candidate # 5: Beyond Mandalas

Candidate # 6: ?

Any thoughts on these?

Did anything catch your fancy or stirred your imagination?

Any suggestions of a better or improved title?

I would love to hear what you say.

As mentioned in my previous post, I’ll give a complimentary PDF copy of the adult coloring book on mandala to anyone who comments down below. As soon as this baby comes out, you’ll have first dibs. 🙂

P.S.

Glean more designs in my last two posts:

 

 

 

 

Day 11 – Adult Coloring Pages Challenges: Hand-drawn Mandalas!

Day 11 – Adult Coloring Pages Challenges: Hand-drawn Mandalas!

I’ve never been glued to my seat drawing non-stop as I had been today. Well, it’s a weekend and hubby is here to cover for me with kids’ requests and household chores. For that, I managed to draw and ink five Mandalas.

I learned new techniques and gained great insights along the way so it was worth my time.

Have a look at what I’ve got:

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Adult Coloring Pages Challenge: Tips for the Day

Tip #1: To speed up production, minimize movement.

Do as many strokes as possible from one position. Turning your sheet of drawing paper or sketchbook a number of times and in various directions or positions for one element alone would be a waste or your time. Does that make sense?

Tip #2: Organize your tools.

I’ve said this before and I cannot overemphasize. Know where you put all the tools that you need. Position what you often use at arms reach. You’ll do yourself a big favor for this. You not only save on time, you also save yourself from stress.

Tip #3: Rest your eyes.

I noticed that my vision has become blurry the more that I work continuously. My eyes have become fixated on short distance objects that has aggravated my short-sighted vision. Now, I need my eyeglasses plus a big magnifying glass. I need to take occasional breaks and so do you, if you want to make the activity of making your coloring sheets a hobby or source of income.

Truth is, my eyes are blurry. I can’t focus clearly and the kids are calling to sleep. I did enjoy the day and if I could, I would stretch it from an inch to a mile. But then, the day is short. Time is limited and sleep is essential.

“Time is very slow for those who wait
Very fast for those who are scared
very long for those who lament
Very short for those who celebrate
But for those who love time is eternal.” ~William Shakespeare

And so, I must go but I’ll be back tomorrow. My “Adult Coloring Pages” Challenge is too important now to stop. I’m building a strong foundation for something big in the near future.