Quotes on book titles.


Some writers use quotation marks for book titles. Is this appropriate? I found 2 Grammarly answers about italics and underlining; but nothing on quotes.  

asked Apr 19 '11 at 16:03 Gene New member

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The appropriate was to punctuate titles depends on the formatting style you are using.  For more academic formats, you should never put quotation marks around a book title.  Book titles, as with titles of music albums and newspapers, should be italicised or underlined (which in writing are functional equivilents).  For titles of articles and songs, you would punctuate the title with quotation marks.


For example: In "Time for Change", published in the December 2008 edition of TIME Magazine, the author argues that President Obama's win. . .




If it is the title of your own work -- you probably should not do any special formatting to the title.  It is quoted works that need special formatting.  If you have any concern, check the handbook of the writing style you use.

link edited Apr 20 '11 at 13:17 Kimberly Expert

Thanks Kimberly. That was a very helpful and thorough response! Gene GeneApr 20 '11 at 14:52

Thank you very much for answering this question. I always have a doubt about it. :) Mônica BrandãoSep 26 '11 at 00:23

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"The appropriate was to punctuate..." Maybe fix that first, kinda confusing :)

link comment answered Sep 02 '13 at 13:46 Helen New member

Grammarly, is just to confusing!

link comment answered Aug 10 '16 at 00:30 Mara Joyce New member

Here are some common ways that titles are punctuated. • Capitalization of titles of works (books, articles, plays, stories, poems, movies, etc.) • Italicize titles of works (books, magazines, newspapers, movies, plays, and CDs). • Use quotation marks for shorter works (book chapters, articles, poems, and songs). • Read more at <a href="https://www.essaypeer.com" rel="nofollow">https://www.essaypeer.com</a>

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