Friday, 30 March 2012

Oddest Book Title of the Year Winner Announced...

It's 'Cooking with Poo' by Saiyuud Diwong - and as I mentioned previously Poo is Thai for crab- but apparently Poo is also the author's nickname, so hence the title.

The winner got 38% of the votes, while the second place title (about the chicken sexer in Hebden Bridge) received 22% of the 1,363 votes.

Sadly the Estonian Sock Patterns that I favoured just couldn't compete with the top two titles, garnering only 12%...

For full results see the Bookseller article here.

So if you want publicity and sales for your non-fiction book, clearly an odd title can have its advantages...

9 comments:

Maxi said...

hee hee! Charming! I think that's probably a fairly worthy winner...it's probably going to make you look just because you can't believe what it's called...

Carolb said...

I agree, Maxi. You'll look at the book just to make sure you weren't seeing things...:-)

Rosemary Gemmell said...

A worthy winner, if strange!

Diane Fordham said...

Ohhhhh Carol I don't know what to say to this post. I'm smiling though, that's a good thing right? :-)

Carolb said...

Certainly a worthy winner, Rosemary. :-)

Yes, smiling is a certainly a good thing, Diane. :-)

Baggy said...

Brilliant!

Carolb said...

Certainly a title that gets noticed, Baggy. :-)

Patsy said...

I suppose any publicity is good - but I still don't fancy a cookbook with that title.

Carolb said...

Another of the strange translation moments of the English language, Patsy. :-)