Help on a Subtitle

I'm going with Pencil Me In for the title, but I'm not sure what the subtitle should be.  Here are a few options:

  1. Pencil Me In: Pencils, Pedagogy and Parody
  2. Pencil Me In: A 19th Century Allegory of Educational Technology
  3. Pencil Me In: Adventures in Pencil Integration
I'd love your feedback. 

15 comments:

  1. One colon in a title is bad enough. Two is ridiculous.

    See http://www.languagehat.com/archives/001073.php

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  2. Oops. That wasn't on purpose. I copied and pasted poorly.

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  3. I'm a fan of #3! I guess I like it because it links back to your blog, and if you continue your blog after the book, it could be a good link to have book readers venture to your blog.

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  4. I agree with Becky, #3, for all the same reasons and because I've come to love "pencil integration" as a term. My second choice would be #2.

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  5. #3. No contest. The other two are like explaining the punchline before the setup.

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  6. I'm for number three, as well. Oh, who's writing the book, John or Tom?

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  7. I think it will be John, but I suppose it could be Tom. I haven't given that any thought.

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  8. 3,2,1 in that order. I think that the rest of the blurb can explain the nature of the parody and the intended readership. Anything with 'pedagogy' in the title or subtitle is going to stop some people even picking it up!

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  9. Definitely number 3!

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  10. I agree with 3 being the coolest choice!

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  11. It should be 3 and I was liking Tom so who is this John guy?

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  12. Richard W12:46:00 AM

    3 or The fight for graphite

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  13. 3 or what Richard W said.

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  14. I know I'm late to the party, but I recommend #2. I have an affection for #3 because it's the title of the blog that I so love, but I'm thinking it sounds a little redundant with "Pencil Me In." I like #2 because it will explain to a potential reader, who isn't familiar with the blog, what they are going to get from the book. If I were unfamiliar & picked it up off the shelf at my local B&N, #2 would intrigue me most.

    Hope all is well, John!

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