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. It will help prospective authors master writing and revision skills, better understand the publishing process, and increase their chances of getting their work into print. This edition features new tips and planning tables to facilitate project scheduling, and a new foreword by Sandford G. Thatcher, Director of Penn State University Press.
Beth Luey, Founding Director Emerita of the Scholarly Publishing Program at Arizona State University, is author of Handbook for Academic Authors and Editing Documents and Texts.
Foreword to the 2008 Edition SANDFORD G. THATCHER Introduction: Is the Publishable Dissertation an Oxymoron? BETH LUEY PART I. RETHINKING AND REVISING I. You're the Author Now WILLIAM P. SISLER 2. What Is Your Book About? BETH LUEY 3. Turning Your Dissertation Rightside Out SCOTT NORTON 4. Bringing Your Own Voice to the Table SCOTT NORTON 5. Time to Trim: Notes, Bibliographies, Tables, and Graphs JENYA WEINREB PART II. DISCIPLINARY VARIATIONS 6. Caught in the Middle: The Humanities JENNIFER CREWE 7. Putting Passion into Social Science PETER J. DOUGHERTY AND CHARLES T. MYERS 8. From Particles to Articles: The Inside Scoop on Scientific Publishing TREVOR lIPSCOMBE 9. Illustrated Ideas: Publishing in the Arts JUDY METRO 10. A Sense of Place: Regional Books ANN REGAN 11. Making a Difference: Professional Publishing JOHANNA E. VONDELING Conclusion: The Ticking Clock BETH LUEY Frequently Asked Questions Planning Tools Useful Reading About the Contributors Index