Another practical consideration when seeking an original title is that of a few dozen (well, maybe three or four ... LOL) other authors out there with the same name. I didn't realise there were multiple authors publishing under the same name as me until after the release of my first novel, so it would have been somewhat problematic if two of us had titles of the same or similar name. A great post, thanks Nola.
Yes, that would be tricky , especially if they were really different genres. I guess that's where pen-names can be handy, though it's hard if you've already published under one name. Also hard when your name is (partly) the same as a multi-Grammy-Award-winning singer :) Maybe I should do another post sometime on the pros and cons of pen-names. Thanks for the suggestion Adele :)