What’s in a Name?

Thank goodness titles can’t be copyrighted.

When I finished writing the first draft of my latest book back in early 2014, I decided I wanted to call it Sidekick. Not only did I search Amazon for books with that name, I did a Google search as well. There was nothing close to what my book was about that had Sidekick in the name, so I felt safe in giving it that name, and registered it with the WGA.

Imagine my surprise when I actually went to publish it, and there were two books called Sidekick, another called Sidekicks, a trade paperback collection of a comic series called Sidekick, and a middle grade novel called Sidekicked…all about superhero sidekicks.

And all published in the interim. Weird? Yeah, I’d say so.

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