I Can’t Believe This One Weird Trick to Make Book Titles More Clickable


What if classic authors had been raised in the era of Upworthy headlines and titled their books accordingly?

At the Millions, Janet Potter rewrites book titles as clickbait.

Who wouldn’t, for example, want to read Jane Austen’s masterpiece He Didn’t Want to Dance with Her When They First Met. Now He Really, Really Does.?

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →