Gibbs’ three laws as applied to authoring. The third law is expressed using the Nernst–Simon–Falkowitz restatement.
- The change in the internal energy of an author is equal to the amount of heat put on the author by the publisher, minus the amount of work done by the author on the book.
- In a natural writing process, there is an increase in the sum of the typos of the participating chapters.
- It is impossible for any authoring process, no matter how idealized, to reduce the typos by the author to its absolute-zero value in a finite number of proof-readings.