What’s In A Name?
January 14, 2016 58 Comments
Starting a publishing company is super overwhelming. And it’s even more overwhelming if you don’t know the name of the company yet!
It’s out there, I know. I just have to find it.
I’ve thought of names such as Deep Blue Publishing
Kats and Dogs Publishing (in honor of my daughter Katherine and our two dogs)
Ducks in a Row Publishing (my daughter loves ducks)
Drool Publishing (because my son drools)
CrazyTimes Publishing, Exhausted Publishing, Overwhelmed Publishing, IHatePublishing Publishing…
You get the idea. I even have a notecard set up on my dashboard that says, “Name for company?” Just in case my mind wanders while I’m traveling to or from work and I need to refocus.
But how much thought needs to go into it? Am I overthinking it? Maybe.
After all, when you compare Pixar’s logo/name to Dreamworks’, it kind of pales in comparison.
But then, we all know which one delivers the better movies.
Of course I want to publish and produce the best books possible, but being a fresh-faced publisher on the scene doesn’t really afford me the opportunity to have a mediocre name.
Hopefully the next time I update you on my business, I’ll have a name to present to you.
Have any ideas? Share them below! If I do happen to choose your idea, I’ll give you the first five books published by me for free.
(And seriously, Alan Rickman died?? Can we take a moment to grieve?)