2: Works on Publishing

The works listed here offer a starting point for writers, editors, and others involved in publishing who would like more information about topics covered in this manual. The list includes all the works cited in the text as further resources along with other useful references. Although some make recommendations that diverge from those of this manual, they reflect the specific demands of different disciplines and the evolving traditions of writing, editing, and publishing. As with all reference sources, readers should carefully evaluate their suitability for a given purpose.

2.1: Manuscript Editing and Proofreading

Anderson, Laura. McGraw-Hill’s Proofreading Handbook. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2006.

Borel, Brooke. The Chicago Guide to Fact-Checking. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016.

Butcher, Judith, Caroline Drake, and Maureen Leach. Butcher’s Copy-Editing: The Cambridge Handbook for Editors, Copy-Editors, and Proofreaders. 4th ed. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Copyediting: Language in the Digital Age. Bimonthly newsletter published by McMurry, Inc. Also available at

Einsohn, Amy. The Copyeditor’s Handbook: A Guide for Book Publishing and Corporate Communications; With Exercises and Answer Keys. 3rd ed. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011.

Judd, Karen. Copyediting: A Practical Guide. 3rd ed. Menlo Park, CA: Crisp Learning, 2001.

Lyon, Jack M. Microsoft Word for Publishing Professionals. West Valley City, UT: Editorium, 2008.

Norris, Mary. Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen. New York: W. W. Norton, 2015.

Norton, Scott. Developmental Editing: A Handbook for Freelancers, Authors, and Publishers. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009.

Saller, Carol Fisher. The Subversive Copy Editor: Advice from Chicago (or, How to Negotiate Good Relationships with Your Writers, Your Colleagues, and Yourself). 2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016.

Stainton, Elsie Myers. The Fine Art of Copyediting. 2nd ed. New York: Columbia University Press, 2002.

University of Chicago Press Editorial Staff. But Can I Start a Sentence with “But”? Advice from the Chicago Style Q&A. With a foreword by Carol Fisher Saller. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016.

2.2: Illustrations

Briscoe, Mary Helen. Preparing Scientific Illustrations: A Guide to Better Posters, Presentations, and Publications. 2nd ed. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1996.

Monmonier, Mark. Mapping It Out: Expository Cartography for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993.

Ross, Ted. The Art of Music Engraving and Processing: A Complete Manual, Reference, and Text Book on Preparing Music for Reproduction and Print. Miami: Hansen Books, 1970.

Swan, Ann. Botanical Portraits with Colored Pencils. Hauppauge, NY: Barron’s Educational Series, 2010.

Tufte, Edward R. Envisioning Information. Cheshire, CT: Graphics Press, 1990.

———. The Visual Display of Quantitative Information. 2nd ed. Cheshire, CT: Graphics Press, 2001.

———. Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative. Cheshire, CT: Graphics Press, 1997.

Zweifel, Frances W. A Handbook of Biological Illustration. 2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1988.

2.3: Rights and Permissions

Aufderheide, Patricia, and Peter Jaszi. Reclaiming Fair Use: How to Put Balance Back in Copyright. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011.

Bielstein, Susan M. Permissions, a Survival Guide: Blunt Talk about Art as Intellectual Property. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006.

Crews, Kenneth D. Copyright and Your Dissertation or Thesis: Ownership, Fair Use, and Your Rights and Responsibilities. ProQuest, 2013.

Fischer, Mark A., E. Gabriel Perle, and John Taylor Williams. Perle, Williams & Fischer on Publishing Law. 4th ed. New York: Aspen, 2013. Annual loose-leaf updates.

Fishman, Stephen. The Copyright Handbook: What Every Writer Needs to Know. Berkeley, CA: Nolo, 2011.

Goldstein, Paul. Goldstein on Copyright. 3rd ed. New York: Aspen, 2005. Loose-leaf updates.

Kaufman, Roy S. Publishing Forms and Contracts. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Nimmer, Melville, and Paul Edward Gellner, eds. International Copyright Law and Practice. Newark, NJ: LexisNexis Matthew Bender, 2004. Loose-leaf updates.

Nimmer, Melville, Paul Marcus, David A. Myers, and David Nimmer. Cases and Materials on Copyright and Other Aspects of Entertainment Litigation, Including Unfair Competition, Defamation, Privacy. 8th ed. New Providence, NJ: LexisNexis, 2012.

Nimmer, Melville, and David Nimmer. Nimmer on Copyright. Rev. ed. 11 vols. Newark, NJ: LexisNexis Matthew Bender, 2005. Loose-leaf updates.

Patry, William F. The Fair Use Privilege in Copyright Law. 2nd ed. Washington, DC: Bureau of National Affairs, 1995.

———. Moral Panics and the Copyright Wars. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.

———. Patry on Copyright. 8 vols. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2007–. Loose-leaf updates.

Strong, William S. The Copyright Book: A Practical Guide. 6th ed. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2014.

Suber, Peter. Open Access. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2012.

2.4: Mathematics

American Mathematical Society. Author Resource Center. AMS. Includes access to Swanson, Mathematics into Type.

Gowers, Timothy, ed. The Princeton Companion to Mathematics. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2008.

Higham, Nicholas J. Handbook of Writing for the Mathematical Sciences. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 1998.

The International System of Units (SI). 8th ed. Sèvres: Bureau International des Poids et Mesures, 2006; updated 2014.

Knuth, Donald E. The TeXbook. Boston: Addison-Wesley, 2000.

Kopka, Helmut, and Patrick W. Daly. Guide to LaTeX. 11th ed. Boston: Addison-Wesley, 2010.

Lamport, Leslie. LaTeX: A Document Preparation System; User’s Guide and Reference Manual. 2nd ed. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1999.

Mittelbach, Frank, et al. The LaTeX Companions: A Complete Guide and Reference for Preparing, Illustrating, and Publishing Technical Documents. 3rd ed. Boston: Addison-Wesley, 2007.

Paulos, John Allen. Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences. 1st pbk. ed. New York: Hill and Wang, 2001.

Spivak, Michael. The Joy of TeX: A Gourmet Guide to Typesetting with the AMS-TeX Macro Package. 2nd ed. Providence, RI: American Mathematical Society, 1990.

Swanson, Ellen. Mathematics into Type. Updated edition by Arlene O’Sean and Antoinette Schleyer. Providence, RI: American Mathematical Society, 1999.

Thompson, Ambler, and Barry N. Taylor. Guide for the Use of the International System of Units (SI). Gaithersburg, MD: National Institute of Standards and Technology, 2008.

2.5: Indexing

Ament, Kurt. Indexing: A Nuts-and-Bolts Guide for Technical Writers. Norwich, NY: William Andrew, 2001.

Booth, Pat F. Indexing: The Manual of Good Practice. Munich: K. G. Saur, 2001.

Browne, Glenda, and Jon Jermey. The Indexing Companion. Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Cleveland, Donald B., and Ana D. Cleveland. Introduction to Indexing and Abstracting. 4th ed. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2013.

Fetters, Linda K. Handbook of Indexing Techniques: A Guide for Beginning Indexers. 5th ed. Medford, NJ: Information Today, 2013.

Mulvany, Nancy. Indexing Books. 2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005.

Stauber, Do Mi. Facing the Text: Content and Structure in Book Indexing. Eugene, OR: Cedar Row Press, 2004.

Wellisch, Hans H. Indexing from A to Z. 2nd ed. New York: H. W. Wilson, 1995.

2.6: Design

Bringhurst, Robert. The Elements of Typographic Style. 4th ed. Seattle: Hartley and Marks, 2013.

Chappell, Warren, and Robert Bringhurst. A Short History of the Printed Word. 2nd ed. Point Roberts, WA: Hartley and Marks, 1999.

Craig, James, and Irene Korol Scala. Designing with Type: The Essential Guide to Typography. 5th ed. New York: Watson-Guptill, 2006.

Dowding, Geoffrey. Finer Points in the Spacing and Arrangement of Type. Rev. ed. Point Roberts, WA: Hartley and Marks, 1995.

Duckett, Jon. HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites. Indianapolis: Wiley, 2011.

Gill, Eric. An Essay on Typography. Boston: David R. Godine, 1988.

Hendel, Richard. Aspects of Contemporary Book Design. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2013.

———. On Book Design. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1998.

Hochuli, Jost, and Robin Kinross. Designing Books: Practice and Theory. Rev. ed. London: Hyphen Press, 2003.

Johnston, Edward. Writing and Illuminating and Lettering. 1946; repr., New York: Dover, 1995.

Lupton, Ellen. Thinking with Type: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, and Students. 2nd ed. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2010.

McLean, Ruari. The Thames and Hudson Manual of Typography. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1992.

Tschichold, Jan. The Form of the Book: Essays on the Morality of Good Design. Point Roberts, WA: Hartley and Marks, 1995.

———. The New Typography. New ed. Translated by Ruari McLean. With a foreword by Richard Hendel and an introduction by Robin Kinross. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006.

2.7: Production

Beach, Mark, and Eric Kenly. Getting It Printed. 4th ed. Cincinnati: HOW Design Books, 2004.

Berger, Sidney E. Rare Books and Special Collections. Chicago: American Library Association, 2014.

Book Industry Study Group. BISG Quick Start Guide to Accessible Publishing. BISG, March 2016. Available at

The Bookman’s Glossary. 6th ed. Edited by Jean Peters. New York: R. R. Bowker, 1983.

The Columbia Guide to Digital Publishing. Edited by William E. Kasdorf. New York: Columbia University Press, 2003.

Eckersley, Richard, Richard Angstadt, Charles M. Ellertson, Richard Hendel, Naomi B. Pascal, and Anita Walker Scott. Glossary of Typesetting Terms. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994.

EPUB 3 Overview: Recommended Specification. Edited by Garth Conboy, Matt Garrish, Markus Gylling, William McCoy, Murata Makoto, and Daniel Weck. International Digital Publishing Forum, June 26, 2014.

Extensible Markup Language (XML). V. 1.1, 2nd ed. Edited by Tim Bray, Jean Paoli, C. M. Sperberg-McQueen, Eve Maler, François Yergeau, and John Cowan. W3C recommendation, August 16, 2006.

Friedl, Jeffrey E. F. Mastering Regular Expressions. 3rd ed. Sebastopol, CA: O’Reilly, 2006.

Glaister, Geoffrey Ashall. Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2001.

Johnson, Arthur W. The Thames and Hudson Manual of Bookbinding. London: Thames and Hudson, 1981.

Kinross, Robin, Jaap van Triest, and Karel Martens, eds. Karel Martens: Printed Matter. 2nd ed. London: Hyphen Press, 2002.

Lawler, Brian P. Official Adobe Print Publishing Guide: The Essential Resource for Design, Production, and Prepress. 2nd ed. Berkeley, CA: Adobe Press, 2005.

Lee, Marshall. Bookmaking: Editing, Design, Production. 3rd ed. New York: Norton, 2004.

National Information Standards Organization. Journal Article Versions (JAV): Recommendations of the NISO/ALPSP JAV Technical Working Group. Proposed standard NISO RP-8. In partnership with the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers. April 2008. Available at

Pocket Pal: A Graphic Arts Production Handbook. 20th ed. Memphis, TN: International Paper, 2007.

Register, Renée, and Thad McIlroy. The Metadata Handbook: A Book Publisher’s Guide to Creating and Distributing Metadata for Print and Ebooks. 2nd ed. Columbus, OH: DataCurate, 2015.

Rogondino, Michael, and Pat Rogondino. Process Color Manual: 24,000 CMYK Combinations for Design, Prepress, and Printing. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2000.

Unicode Consortium. The Unicode Standard. Version 9.0.0. Mountain View, CA: Unicode Consortium, July 2016.

XML. See Extensible Markup Language. Textuality Services and O’Reilly Media.

2.8: The Publishing Industry

Benson, Philippa J., and Susan C. Silver. What Editors Want: An Author’s Guide to Scientific Journal Publishing. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012.

Brewer, Robert Lee, ed. 2015 Guide to Self-Publishing. Cincinnati, OH: Writer’s Digest Books, 2014.

Coker, Mark. The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success. 2014 ed. Smashwords Guides, bk. 3. Los Gatos, CA: Smashwords, 2012. EPUB, Kindle, PDF.

Friedman, Jane. The Business of Being a Writer. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018.

Germano, William. Getting It Published: A Guide for Scholars and Anyone Else Serious about Serious Books. 3rd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016.

Ginna, Peter, ed. What Editors Do: The Art, Craft, and Business of Book Editing. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017.

Greco, Albert N. The Book Publishing Industry. 2nd ed. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2005.

ILMP (International Literary Market Place). Medford, NJ: Information Today. Published annually. Also available at

Journal of Electronic Publishing. Published quarterly by Michigan Publishing, University of Michigan Library.

Journal of Scholarly Publishing. Published quarterly by the University of Toronto Press. Also available at

Kurowski, Travis, Wayne Miller, and Kevin Prufer, eds. Literary Publishing in the Twenty-First Century. Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, 2016.

LMP (Literary Market Place). Medford, NJ: Information Today. Published annually. Also available at

Luey, Beth. Handbook for Academic Authors. 5th ed. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Rabiner, Susan, and Alfred Fortunato. Thinking Like Your Editor: How to Write Great Serious Nonfiction—and Get It Published. New York: W. W. Norton, 2002.

Striphas, Ted. The Late Age of Print: Everyday Book Culture from Consumerism to Control. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009.

Suzanne, Claudia. This Business of Books: A Complete Overview of the Industry from Concept through Sales. 4th ed. Tustin, CA: WC Publishing, 2003.

Thompson, John B. Merchants of Culture: The Publishing Business in the Twenty-First Century. 2nd ed. New York: Plume, 2012.