Thursday, February 14, 2013

Grammar Thursday: Book Titles

 Grammar Thursday
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Book Titles
 
Grammar Thursdays are dedicated to short little incites into the world of grammar (usually American rules) but will do my best to accommodate all grammar exceptions. ^_^

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

From Shelf Talk: Bold and Underlined

 
From 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.

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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

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