Styles used for "Atomic Habits" and "Thinking, Fast and Slow"?

I am really struggling to figure out what style these books are using, and how to recreate it in Zotero. I have looked everywhere to attempt to figure it out. My first book is in the same genre and I am trying to do my best to do things the right way from the start.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

Some examples follow (notes appear at the end of the book, separated by chapters, and begin with an excerpt from the text... followed by the citation note:

“To write a great book, you must first become the book,” Twitter, May 15, 2018,

“stimulus, response, reward”: B. F. Skinner, The Behavior of Organisms (New York:
Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1938).

“cue, routine, reward”: Charles Duhigg, The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in
Life and Business (New York: Random House, 2014).
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    Just to clarify your request -- Do you want book chapter titles within double-quotes and with all words ~~including the first word~~ in lower case characters? Or are these _quotes_ from the text of a chapter? "Cue, routine ..." isn't a chapter title in Duhigg's book. Do you want to include the page number with the citation in your text? Else, where should the reader find your reference? The book has more than 400 pages. If you are citing quotes and including a snippet of the quotation in your bibliography, how are the items ordered in the bibliography? By author name? I couldn't identify a sort pattern from your examples.

    Do you want to share more detailed examples from your first book?

    Does the publisher have a style guide?

  • There's two different parts here:
    The actual citation style is just Chicago manual full note. That's this part:
    B. F. Skinner, The Behavior of Organisms (New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1938).

    The way they use citations, by not having any marker in the text and simply referencing relevant text bits by chapter and (preferably) page in the end of the book cannot be automated, I think. Certainly Zotero can't do it.
    I'd think the best way to prepare for this would be to just use Chicago Manual or a similar style with endnotes. Converting this to the desired format would happen quite late -- if page number are to be included (and they are in the example I'm looking at), it'd have to be part of the production and typesetting stage, so you'd want to talk to your publisher once you have a contract.
  • Thanks. Very helpful! I also spoke directly to one of the authors and have a better understanding now.
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