I thought my book title was really unique but I’ve just discovered another book with the same title. What can I do?
There are literally thousands of books with identical names on the market. You can’t copyright a title. You can, however, trademark a title.
I would, however, advise against giving your book a title that is identical to one already on the market. You don’t want to confuse your readers!
You can do a free search for trademarked terms here:
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