Michael N. Marcus discusses writing, editing, design, publishing, marketing, language, culture, politics, food and other things. This blog started in 2008, was on hiatus for the summer and fall of 2017, and restarted in December. Michael took time away from blogging for much of 2019 and 2020 to write books.
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Ampersand Aversion? Was a book cover altered because of complaints?
The ampersand is often used in business names and logos such as A&P,
AT&T, Barnes & Noble, Bain & Company and Simon & Schuster.
is inappropriate in book text, but is sometimes used to save space on book covers.
I have used the ampersand on at least one of my covers (in subtitles). Some language purists hate the ampersand.