Book Title Generators [2020]: Free Tools to Picking a Winning Title


Coming up with a good book title or book title ideas can be maddening. But thankfully, we no longer have to go it alone because there is an incredible tool — called a book title generator — that has helped me with just that.

I've researched, tested, and listed all the best book title generators by genre below.

In this article, you'll learn:

  • What a book title generator is and isn’t
  • The best free book title generators
  • Other tools to help validate your book ideas
Bonus: Download my personal guide on creating book titles that increase sales, and discoverability on Amazon.

List of Book Name Generators

The funny thing about random book name generators is that many of them are niche specific – which is a good thing. Let's face it, the typical sentence structure and word lexicon for erotica book titles are completely different than sci-fi…or let's hope.

Therefore, using one type of random title generator for all kinds of books is a bad idea. So, to help you get the most out of a story name generator, many of the book title generators listed below have a specific setting for a particular niche/genre.

You might notice that a couple are mentioned multiple times. That's because some of these title tools allow you to choose from different genres.

Fantasy Name Generators

Sci-Fi Title Generators

Horror Name Generators

Romance Title Generators

Mystery Novel Title Generators

Crime Book Title Generators

Non-Fiction Title Generators

But nothing beats a title that shows exactly what people are typing into Amazon. The best non-fiction title is the one that uses the words of the customer. In order to figure out WHAT people are typing into Amazon, make sure to learn about Kindle keywords, or use a special tool that will pull this information for you.

Children's Book Title Generators

If those don't work, here's a great article on how to title your children's book.

Comic Book Name Generators

Other Types of Book Title Generators

As you can see there are all sizes and shapes when it comes to title name generators. Just remember, these generators are best used to help brainstorm book title ideas and shape how you create your ultimate book title.

After you come up with the perfect title, make sure your book cover design and the fonts you choose for your cover are amazing as well to catch those Amazon shoppers.

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My Favorite Book Title Generators

Check out the video below to see my favorite book name generators in action and how I a nonfiction title generator can work surprisingly well as a novel title generator.

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Found One? Now What?

So, you just checked out some tools that will get your creative juices flowing, but wouldn’t it be nice if there was something to help you figure out if the book title was marketable and would stand the chance of selling well?

Well, the super cool peeps at Lulu did just that.

They created a free tool that will grade your title based on its likelihood to succeed. To create it, Lulu and their team of statisticians studied a list of the best-selling titles from 1955 to 2004 and ultimately bottled up that success into a super cool tool, the Lulu TitleScorer.

All you need to do is type in your title, help give it a running grammar start, and click “Analyze My Title.” Then the tool will go through its records and give you a score ranging from 0-100 on the likelihood of success.

Now, if only I could remember the difference between an abstract, concrete and proper noun…thank goodness for Google.

Got Some Good Book Names? How About Testing It!

Now that you've used some creative book titles tools and even checked it against a title analyzer, how about testing it with your market? Some people will go to Facebook groups and ask, but most of the time this comes from random people who aren't even your target market.

Instead, I personally like using PickFu. This survey service will take your potential book titles, find the target market for you, and have them vote on which title they like. Not only will you get to see which one is the best, you'll get some key insight into why your target market loves one over the other.

Basically, PickFu takes the guess work out of it and gives you data.

You can even see how I used PickFu to test a book description for the famous book Battlefield Earth. Unsurprisingly, my book description helped Galaxy Press double their conversion rates and make more sales. So, test, test, test…or else you could be losing out on book sales!

Book Title Generators Explained

Now that you’ve seen the vast amount of a book title generator can offer, you may wish to learn more about how they function and the way they generate book titles.

Some book title generators work by identifying a common pattern or structure to the book titles within a certain genre.

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For example, consider the made-up book title The Wizard’s Quest. Imagine this is taken from the fantasy genre.

The title generator may identify the pattern that the first word in the title is The followed by a character’s name, followed by a noun describing something about the story.

This book title formula could generate titles such as:

  • The Hero’s Journey
  • The Thief’s Mission
  • The Priest’s Trial

This is an example of how book title generators can take a sentence structure from a title and generate multiple titles accordingly.

Other ways that title generators work include:

  • Using synonyms for words taken from other book titles
  • Using a random combination of words that have been deemed appropriate for the genre
  • Using a formula such as a physical description word as well as a color and a name to generate titles

As you know, there are many types of book title generators, and they don’t all reveal how they work. However, the above ideas give some insight into how titles are typically generated.

If You'd Like to Learn More about Book Title Generators

To help you with learning about book title generators, here are a few more resources and links:

Podcast Episode – When and How to Change Your Book Title

7 Tools for Creating Superb Bestselling Book Titles – This article will help you test even more than just Lulu's listed above. It can help you dive deeper into book title testing. This way you'll know your book generator is the right one.

Feeding Your Writer's Creativity – If you need more help in the creativity department, then check this out and learn how to give your writer brain a boost when coming up with your title through the above generators.

Collection of Great Book Title Ideas on Pinterest – Here's a Pinterest page that collects some of the best book titles and lets you see what other creative authors have come up with over the years.

So, What Are You Waiting For?

As you can see, there are a bunch of tools to help authors jump-start their creative juices and even a tool to help ensure your title is marketable.

Although they aren’t perfect, they are free and better than nothing – especially when serendipity is not on your side.

So, give these book title generators a go, and don't forget to download my free guide below on how to create a book title that sells.


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  1. Tamara on August 7, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    Excuse me i’m writing a horror book can you please assist me with a title

    • Dave Chesson on August 10, 2020 at 2:37 am

      Good titles require an intimate knowledge of the book.

  2. Ankit Bhardwaj on June 4, 2020 at 4:57 am

    Hi Dave,
    This is a great list of title tools and ideas. It helped me much and come up with a simple idea in minutes.

    • Dave Chesson on June 4, 2020 at 12:21 pm

      Awesome and glad it helped!

  3. Terry on May 16, 2020 at 11:45 pm

    Can you check the LULU links. Looks like they are broken. Cheers

  4. Suman Singh on January 26, 2018 at 5:06 am

    Hi, I am writing a book on Achievements of a know NGO on their silver jubliee. Please suggest some title

  5. swathi ng on January 5, 2018 at 7:12 am

    I am looking for a title for a new phonics book publishing…It is made for the kids…

  6. Nerdy Geek Gamer on December 29, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Making a book thats Heathers but after J.D died but that he was never dead and he faked his own death then he confronts Veronica and stuff like that. Any ideas?

    • Dave Chesson on December 29, 2017 at 11:50 am

      “Real life soap opera” or “dun dun daaa” haha.

  7. Edward Contreras on October 4, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    Making a book about superheroes in high school, can’t think of any titles beside cheesy obvious ones

    • Dave Chesson on October 26, 2017 at 8:24 pm

      Hmm…what’s the target age of the readers? that will affect your title as well.

    • spottybob on December 12, 2017 at 12:17 am

      – The way the world is
      – a factor of goodness
      – shades of grey
      – light isn’t always bright
      – the way the sayings go
      – finding the path
      – surviving rather than living

      just a few, they’re kinda bad.

  8. manhleo93 on September 20, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    thank you!

  9. SciFi_Fantasy Girl on September 11, 2017 at 12:06 am

    Thanks, Dave – great article as always and very comprehensive! I had forgotten about Lulu so thanks for reminding me:-)

  10. Francis Okelo Wuod Nyadenge on July 27, 2017 at 6:34 am

    This is very nice. I have also used this to generate titles

  11. Crystal K. on May 9, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    This is AWESOME. Thank you.

  12. Stormy Wolfe on January 14, 2017 at 3:32 am

    I am looking for a good book title for my newest book. Its about a woman who falls in love with death

    • Charlene on March 29, 2017 at 9:34 pm

      A good title could be “How Can One Fall With Love”

    • Christian Porter on October 13, 2017 at 7:54 pm

      hmmm. maybe “Two Hearts that Beat as One”? Hopefully that helps

    • Dave Chesson on October 26, 2017 at 8:25 pm

      “Till Death Does Her Part” -> playing off of “Till Death Do You Part” at marriage.

  13. Mudit Saxena on May 28, 2016 at 4:20 am

    Hi Dave,

    With your strategies I have managed to find about 100 profitable kindle niches , the ones with all green on Kdspy.
    But I haven’t found profitable Keywords, yet ,Which makes me ask the question are there any Keywords left with all green on Kdspy ?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated 🙂

    Mudit Saxena

    • kindlepreneur on June 19, 2016 at 12:49 am

      Hey Mudit, thanks! I wouldn’t use KD Spy for keywords. Its more of a category tool and doesn’t do well with keywords.

  14. Shiv Shenoy on May 27, 2016 at 5:52 am

    Another great article, Dave! As usual. 🙂 Thank you!

  15. Michael on May 26, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Wow, thank you so much for this!!!
    This is amazing!!

    • kindlepreneur on May 27, 2016 at 8:44 am

      No problem. I hope they help. I was having a lot of fun with them.

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