“Please take back out every Oxford comma,” a journalistic-minded author of mine once said. I began my editing career using Associated Press (AP) Style, so I understood his suggestion, but the house style at my current company mandated the use of the serial comma. We had a short, spirited, and (thankfully) respectful debate about it, and ultimately house style prevailed. I convinced the author that the meaning in his writing remained unchanged and using a serial comma accomplished something important to the company—it maintained consistency throughout their titles.
Write to Publish (W2P) 2017 is so close, but there’s still time to get your tickets—which will give you access to all of the panels, workshops, and extras we have planned for Saturday! Our vendors and sponsors have really stepped up and are offering a wide range of goods and services to everyone who stops […]
Write to Publish (W2P) 2017 is getting closer, and we are thrilled to reveal the rest of the publishing professionals and experts who will be leading our panels and workshops! (Click here to view the first half of the list.) Our “Self-Publishing: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly” panel will feature the following people: […]
With just about two months until Write to Publish (W2P), we’re excited to see everything is coming together! We are pleased to announce our panelists and their corresponding areas of expertise. Below is half of our programming and scheduled participants. Our “Legal Issues in Publishing” panel will be filled by the following individuals: Peter Vaughan […]
As students who specialize in book publishing, we encounter the question, what is publicity? In Book Marketing, Professor Juergens states that “publicity is a company’s or a person’s or a book’s or an author’s presence in the media that is driven by relationships, such as author relations, media relations, event management, and brand management.” Considering […]
If you’re a writer without a website, this is the post for you. With 84 percent of the American population online, your largest potential audience is waiting for you out there in cyberspace, and you can’t afford to not have one. Whether you don’t have the time, you don’t appreciate the internet as a medium, […]