Thanks to everyone who participated in the last poll. I’ve decided to do a second round of polls to zero in on an effective title/subtitle combination. I am doing this because I think Roger’s suggestion for the title Scapegoat is a good one. In fact, Scapegoat was my first choice when I started this project. My wife, though, whose opinion I hold in high regard, didn’t like it. Also, if you do a search on Amazon on the title Scapegoat you will see a dozen or more books that use that word in the title.
Despite those reservations, I do feel that Scapegoat has at least one advantage over Spiral. The title Scapegoat gives a hint as to what the story is about. Here is the definition of Scapegoat: Someone who is punished for the errors of others.
Changing the title also affects the subtitle. So I am including another poll for the subtitle.
Here is the first poll.
Which title is best?
- Scapegoat (61%, 11 Votes)
- Spiral (39%, 7 Votes)
Total Voters: 18
Here is the subtitle poll. (If you didn’t participate in the first poll, you can read about subtitles in my post, help pick a subtitle.)
Which subtitle works best with your title choice?
- The Hoot GIbson Story and The Mystery of TWA 841 (64%, 14 Votes)
- Boeing, The NTSB, And One Pilot's Decades Long Battle To Clear His Name (36%, 8 Votes)
- Inside a Flawed NTSB Investigation (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 22
I promise I won’t be doing any more polls on the title and subtitle, but I would ask that you share these polls on social media (use the share buttons below). I really would like to hear from people who don’t know anything about the story. And like before, if you have a better idea, use the comments section. And please only cast one vote for each poll.