Is it appropriate to use a colon to introduce a title of a book/publication/etc in the middle of a sentence? For instance, consider the following example
My hard work resulted in a book: "X" with co-authors A, B, and C.
The other way I can think of is to say
My hard work resulted in "X" with co-authors A, B, and C.
However, the reason I am hesitant of saying it the latter way is because it matters whether it is a "book" or a "publication." Hence, I need to clarify and I'm not sure how to introduce both the name of the work and the type of work it is in a smooth manner.