And, of course, we know about book titles that have changed. Gone with the Wind was originally Pansy, Pride and Prejudice was First Impressions, and Treasure Island was The Sea Cook.
It made me think of how my titles have changed over the years. Many (if not most) of my books started out as something else entirely. Here are just a few of the changes:
Original Title New Title
Becoming Cinderella Riches to Rags Bride
The Rancher and the Runway Model Cowgirl Makes Three
The Frenchman's Cinderella School The Frenchman's Plain-Jane Project
One More Dance Her Millionaire, His Miracle
Running Toward Heaven The Maid and the Millionaire
Heartthrob Hotel Marrying Her Billionaire Boss
The Soldier's Choice Much Ado About Matchmaking
The Lone Wolf Claims His Bride Saving Cinderella!
Murphy's Magic The Daddy List
In Gabriel's House The Baby Wish
The Bachelor, the Beauty and the Baby At the Billionaire's Bidding
Substitute Sweetheart Contractually His
The Billionaire's Cinderella School Bought by the Billionaire
Her Summer Valentine The Billionaire's Bargain
The Saint and the Sinner The Scandalous Return of Jake Walker
Fantasy Fiancé The Secret Groom
There were other changes and some titles that stuck, but...you get the idea. Things change, and hopefully when they do, it's for the best. Had the Beatles stuck with Johnny & the Moondogs who knows what would have happened? The world might not even be the same place today!
Have a fantastic day!