A title, along with the book cover form the first impressions of a potential reader. So to me, the title is important.
I had a working title, but that was just perfunctory. My first attempt at a title was:
Now I have changed it to:
I’m not sure I like either of them but prefer the second title. But I think the reader might think I have written some sci-fi novel about a man being turned into a superhuman. It is definitely not that. Cockaigne does have some fantastical elements about it, but I would never classify it as sci-fi.
This then leads me back to my first title.
I am working on some book covers at the moment. I want to show you some soon and get your opinions. My biggest issue is adding the title text without it looking flat.