The present year promises to be a good year for usage guides. Later this month, Rebecca Gowers’s new edition of her great-grandfather’s Plain Words will be published, an e-version of David Crystal’s Who Cares about English Usage will come out, and after the summer, a whole new usage guide will be published by Steven Pinker. But what is more, all three will be published by Penguin!
From the titles currently in the HUGE database, we can see that Oxford University Press has traditionally been the leading publisher of this text type, but now it looks as if Penguin has discovered the market too.
But these three publications are the only ones I’ve heard about as coming out this year. Does anyone know of any other forthcoming titles?