Dear first-time author: how to turn your dissertation into a book june 3, 2014 working on your first book or still fighting through your dissertation a dissertation is where you begin to articulate the ideas and arguments that will eventually transform into your book but it takes a lot of revising, restructuring, and failing in order. The dissertation was in a way already a book (both in some print versions and as a permanent link to an electronic database, but it would be legitimate to write a book for another publisher, so that is not the problem. Revising your phd dissertation for book publication revising your phd for book publication will necessarily involve some adaptation of the content and style of your dissertation it is important to remember that the aim and emphasis of your book manuscript should be to make an original contribution to scholarly dialogue (rather than proving.
Tation to book and revising your dissertation are helpful but often provide overly broad conceptualizations about how to assess a dissertation and revise it into a book likewise, academics tend to describe the revision process in concep- what i’ve learned about revising a dissertation 41.
“a doctoral dissertation is not yet a book, young tenure-seeking scholars are told” chronicle of higher education , 5 february 1986 also, various university presses have author guidelines that will help you focus on matters most important to that particular press.
William germano's from dissertation to book is an indispensable book for any one contemplating 1 gradutae school 2 writing a dissertation 3 revising a dissertation 4 reading a first book as an editor, member of a tenure and promotion committee, or as a dean or provost every economically selected word in this book will help all to. The aftermath of graduate school can be particularly trying for those under pressure to publish their dissertations written with good cheer and jammed with information, this lively guide offers hard-to-find practical advice on successfully turning a dissertation into a book or journal articles that will appeal to publishers and readers.
My top five tips for turning your dissertation into a book–a special request post posted on my top five tips for turning your dissertation into a book–a special request post eager to start on my postdoc that i procrastinated with the book revision (ie making the the thesis more about the theory and less about individual. Be aware that transforming your dissertation into a publishable book is a complex process, which will take time and require some careful planning time will be an issue, especially if you need to juggle the work on the book with full-time teaching and/or other research activities. This post is my top five tips for turning your dissertation into a book why should you turn your dissertation into a book, you ask if you are in a book field, the fact is, your dissertation must be transformed into a book to be of full value to you. A monograph is a very different body of work to a thesis so, rather than sending out a proposal at once, and simply rewriting a chapter of the thesis to go with it, i ignored the advice and decided to think of the book as a new project.
The first book in a series of volumes i have been interested in reading is joan bolker’s “writing your dissertation in fifteen minutes a day: a guide to starting, revising, and finishing your doctoral thesis“ first on my list of books is joan bolker's writing your dissertation in 15 minutes a day. So you've finished your dissertation your committee has approved it now you can just box it up, send it to a publisher, and receive a book contract, right.
About the book the aftermath of graduate school can be particularly trying for those under pressure to publish their dissertations written with good cheer and jammed with information, this lively guide offers hard-to-find practical advice on successfully turning a dissertation into a book or journal articles that will appeal to publishers and readers.