The book business is a huge industry with thousands of new books being released every single year. With so many books coming out all the time it seems like all the good titles are already taken. I’ve noticed that several books are ditching a conventional title with words and are slapping a number instead. A perfect example of this is 1421 by Gavin Menzies and 1776 by David McCullough. Most Americans, well at least 50% of them, and many bitch ass redcoats would immediately know what 1776 is about. Well, looking up on Amazon I see that these are not the only authors with writers block that can’t come up with a freaking title to their treatises.
Here is a break down of books with years as the title, they make a nice time line.
69 AD: The Year of Four Emperors, by Gwyn Morgan. 1066: The Year of the Conquest, by David Howarth. 1066: Year of Three Battles, by Frank Mclynn. 1421: The Year China Discovered America, by Gavin Menzies. 1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West, by Roger Crowley. 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, by Charles C. Mann. 1759: The Year Britain Became Master of the World, By Frank McLynn. 1776, by David McCullough.
I see a trend here. I think I will have copyright some years myself before some else does. 2001 seemed like a pivotal year. Just to be in the same side I will have to copyright 1991-2011.
[tags]69, 1066, 1421, 1453, 1491, 1759, 1776,[/tags]