How to turn your dissertation into a book

July 1, 2014

Dear junior scholar: Congratulations! If you’re reading this, maybe you’ve recently submitted your dissertation, and your advisors think it’s terrific. Or perhaps you’ve just landed a postdoc or your first tenure-track job, and one of your next goals is working on your first academic book. Because you’re a good scholar, you’ve probably already done some initial research on which presses might be interested in your project. And you’ve probably looked up tips on how to write a winning book proposal. But as you sit down near the beginning of the summer to start in on revisions, you might realize that you don’t quite know how to turn that solid dissertation into a publishable book. Continue reading on Chronicle. Photo by Frits.

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