No All-Caps

Originally Published on: Aug 14, 2013

Dear authors and wannabe authors,

Please stop typing in all caps. Please don’t style in all caps, and never ever type with the caps lock key engaged.

In fact remove that key from your keyboard. It has no practical purpose. And while you’re at it, stop underlining stuff! These are things that drive editors and book designers nuts. We want to strangle you.

And these errors and others can make your e-book fail to be accepted into the online sellers’ stores. Which means we have to figure out what’s wrong, search it out, and nuke it. Then resubmit. All that tinkering and re-tinkering means you should be paying us more money. Please. Stop it!

Ok. I feel better now.