In Search of a Series Title: Knew I Forgot Something

The video has nothing to do with topic, but it’s funny.  Although, I really should write a scene where Lloyd does something along the ‘cake or death’ idea.  It’ll be death no matter what, but he’ll have fun.

So, I was looking at the Amazon set up and realized that I have no series name for the Bedlam books.  It’s listed as optional, but I probably need one to connect the books on Amazon.  At least I think I do.  Puts me in a tough spot since people might grab Chasing Bedlam and think they missed something.  It should be easy to transition into this if you didn’t read the first, but you never know.

So, I’ve thought up a few that might work:

  • The Bedlam Books
  • The Books of Bedlam
  • Shattered States
  • Bedlam Series
  • Letters from the Apocalypse
  • Survivors of the Shattered States
  • I No Need No Series Title!
  • Some of these aren’t serious
  • I really should stop using the bullets here
  • Maybe one more

The tough part is that there isn’t any overarching story beyond Cassidy and Lloyd’s survival.  So a series title would probably have to be vague.  It won’t be on the cover either because this is purely for organization.  This is why I’m leaning toward the first two options because it’s straight to the point.  I know there’s a lot of humor in the book, but I don’t want to go full goofy with the series title.  If people were telling me that the cover made them think it was a children’s book then a goofy title would get the same.  What kind of children’s book has crashed cars and fire?

While I’m on this subject, I’m going with Life & Times of Ichabod Brooks for that collection.  Unless something else catches my attention.  So many Chronicles, Collections, Sagas, Epics, and Adventures out there.

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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23 Responses to In Search of a Series Title: Knew I Forgot Something

  1. I think stitching things together is a good idea. You could also handle it with back cover material.

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  2. twixie13 says:

    I’m sort of leaning toward Shattered States, myself.

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  3. The Bedlam Chronicles?
    Shattered States?

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  4. I like The Bedlam Stories. But what do I know?

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  5. Some series use the first book as the name of the series. Others use the main character or setting, so Shattered States might be a good choice.

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  6. Like what you went with. I have books like that, that I just name after the place. It keeps them sorted in my mind.

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