Happy Valentines Day Word-monger-ers
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It has been a bit on the hazy side about how to address book titles. So, I thought that I would add a bit of light on the subject.
Per the rules of American grammar:
Book titles are to be italicized, bold, or underlined and not "quoted" unless by some default italics are not allowed by a printer, in which case the only choice would be to "quote" it. So quoting is seen in some magazines, newspapers, ect. And due to time constraints they don't usually adjust the quotations on their online counterparts.
Example: How to Market a Book by Lori Culwell and Katherine Sears
Shelf Talk: Bold and Underlined
Seattle Times: "Quoted"
From: GrammarBook.com : Italicized
The quotations are for article titles
And to top off today's grammar know-how I give the reference of Writer's Digest:
Do You Underline Book Titles? by Brian Klems
Which answers the question of both should you underline, italicized or quote.
So what exactly do we do?!
I shall tell you! It is important to know which style guide the publisher you want to work with uses. So whether the publisher chooses AP or Chicago Manual, make sure you know which and stay consistent.
~Until Next Time