Book clinic: why are some titles changed from country to country?

This week, our expert discusses the importance of book titles and why they are sometimes changed for overseas editions

Q: Why are book titles sometimes changed depending on country of publication (for example, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in the UK/Sorcerer’s Stone in the US) and what factors are considered when making a title change?
From a librarian in Massachusetts

A: From Rebecca McNally, editorial director of the children’s division at Bloomsbury Publishing.

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