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message 1: by DebsD (new)

DebsD | 37 comments I thought I saw a previous thread on this, but can't find it now, so am asking for clarification.

I know that GR doesn't consider the words "a novel" to be part of the title, so "Title: A Novel" should be edited to "Title"; however I'm seeing many books with a subtitle which is effectively a blurb for the book. A few examples:

Perfect Ten: A powerful, page-turning read about a woman's search for revenge
Songs of Innocence: The thrilling third book in the Hannah Weybridge series
The Assembly of the Severed Head: A Novel of the Mabinogi

There are also lots which fall into the "Title: the best thriller you'll read this year" pattern.

Should these be edited?


message 2: by lethe (last edited Aug 01, 2018 05:05AM) (new)

lethe | 13653 comments Yes, they should. They could, if so desired, be moved to the description instead (your last example wouldn't make sense though, so I'd delete that one).


message 3: by DebsD (new)

DebsD | 37 comments lethe wrote: "Yes, they should. They could, if so desired, be moved to the description instead (your last example wouldn't make sense though, so I'd delete that one)."

Thank you. That's what I thought, and it's what makes sense to me. I'll edit as I come across them.


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