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Numbers In a Book Title

A number is a quickly comprehended visual because it’s a symbol and is represented by a minimal amount of characters. For example ‘One Thousand’ spelled out is represented by 12 characters, but only four characters if used as a number; 1000. This can save space on your cover and in this digital world sometimes a savings of a few characters can make a difference whether your complete book title is displayed by Google or even on Amazon. Furthermore, there’s a magic number of 65 characters for some search engines before it gets truncated or cut off. Another often overlooked benefit is that a number rises to the top of a list when alphabetized right along with symbols like ‘@’ or ‘$’ for example.

Here’s a list of a few well known books that have used a number in the title:

1. Catch-22

2. The 4-Hour Work Week

3. The 4-Hour Chef

4. The 4-Hour Body

5. Europe on $5 a Day

6. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

7. Fahrenheit 451

8. 1984

9. The 39 Steps

10. 1, 2, Buckle My Shoe

11. Around the World in 80 Days

12. 1001 Arabian Nights

13. 13 Reasons Why

14. 3:10 to Yuma

15. Beneath the 13 Moons

16. Size 12 is Not Fat

17. 13 Little Blue Envelopes

18. 13 Treasures

19. The 6th Target

20. The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts