It can also be a problem when you have fallen in-love with a particular title. It's so hard to let go!
Yes, I can imagine that would be difficult Jo'Anne. I know a couple of people who've been working on their books for ages and have just found out there are other books with the same titles. I guess it's good to check at the outset, but that's easier said in hindsight. And the name that another author has already taken might be perfect for your book. Though you may be able to think of an even better title. When we were trying to come up with a name for our business, I was disappointed to find some of my favourite ones were already taken. But 'The Write Flourish' has turned out to be the perfect name. We never would have thought of it if one of our other picks hadn't been taken. Thanks for your comment.