Announced the nominees for the stupidest title of the book

Announced the nominees for the stupidest title of the bookBritish Bookseller magazine has announced the shortlist of nominees for the Diagram prize, awarded for the most stupid title of the book. In the list of contenders for the award were six books published by Western publishing houses.The nominees include the following books:"Was Hitler ill?" (Was Hitler Ill?);"Lofts of North America: Pigeon lofts (Lofts of North America: Pigeon Lofts);"Instruction on sharpening pencils" (How to Sharpen Pencils);"The head of God: the Life and adventures of penis" (God's Doodle: The Life and Times of the Penis);"How to protect your coop from goblins" (Goblinproofing One's Chicken Coop);"Tea women changed the world" (How Tea Cosies Changed the World).All of these books are pretty serious work. In particular, the book "was Hitler ill?" - this study by two German scientists, dedicated to the personal physician of Hitler Theodor Morell, diaries and records which the authors carefully studied. Another book, "manual on sharpening pencils", written by famous comic book artist David Rice and has received commendable reviews in The New Yorker.As stated by the coordinator of the Diagram prize Philip stone, the award is not just a joke, as many believe. "I think our prize draws attention to the art, which was not appreciated. Publishers and booksellers as no one else know how good the book title may affect sales," stone said.The prize winner will be chosen by voting on the Internet (you can vote here). The winner will be announced March 22. Source: Announced the nominees for the stupidest title of the book.

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