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This series is a collection of free resource to guide our new, current and potential authors through the world of academic publishing. Resources will include social media guidance, how to turn your PhD in to a book, how to write a successful proposal, how to maintain discoverability of your book and many more.


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 5 Key Tips for Turning your PhD into a Successful Monograph

5 Key Tips for Turning your PhD into a Successful Monograph

Some PhD theses make for excellent books, allowing for the research to be distributed more widely, often providing a springboard for a successful academic career. However, it is important to remember that a book is a very different product from a thesis and not all  good theses would make good books. Publishers consult with academic referees  and make the decision not only on the academic quality and standard of a volume, but on its potential commercial value and market. The 5 key tips in this paper will help you assess and adapt your own work before presenting it to your chosen publisher.

5 Key Tips Using Social Media

5 Key Tips for Authors Using Social Media

As an author, you are the face of your work, and the information you share on social media can help you gain exposure and encourage your work’s sales. When used effectively, social media can be a powerful tool to help spark interest in your work, convey crucial information in real-time, and foster genuine, direct connections with your readers and potential readers. Whether you are social media novice or already established, the 5 Key tips in this paper will help give advice on building and reaching audiences.

 IAJS FreeBook: Indeterminate States: Spaces 'betwixt and between'

Promotional Tactics to Raise the Profile of Your Book

Publishing a book is an exciting time for any author. Years of dedication and hard work pulled together into a printed volume ready to share with the academic world. As an author, you know your audience better than anyone. This snapshot will help you put that knowledge into the marketing of your own book, with tips on how to gain a strong online and offline presence to maintain discoverability, even after publication.

 Academic Blogging: Why Should I Blog and Where Do I Start?

Academic Blogging: Why Should I Blog and Where Do I Start?

Blogging, at its most basic level, is the keeping of an online journal. As an academic, you’re probably already aware   of blogging and know that it has a role to play in your field, but you may not know   the benefits of creating a blog yourself or how  to go about it. This paper will demonstrate the benefits of blogging within academia, how to get started, and will provide key pointers to  help make your blog a success.

 Book Reviews: Advice for Securing a Book Review in a Journal

Book Reviews: Advice for Securing a Book Review in a Journal

Need help and advice on getting your book reviewed? This snapshot guide gives you tips that will be helpful when approaching journals, and includes advice from reviewers themselves! We also share a glimpse into the review process a journal takes to give you an idea of the hard work behind every review.

 Book Launch: Advice and Tips for Organising Your Own Book Launch

Book Launch: Advice and Tips for Organising Your Own Book Launch

Having your book published is quite  possibly one of the most exciting moments in your career. After many years of hard work your book is finally in front of your peers and the public. As an author, you   may want to arrange a book launch to   meet and engage with your audience – who’ll hopefully purchase a few copies of your book! Our resource guide will help you plan your book launch, with advice and tips from Taylor & Francis authors well versed in organising launches themselves.

 Navigating Your Success Through Network Collaboration

Navigating Your Success Through Network Collaboration

This resource guide will help guide you through collaborating with our global Corporate Institutional Sales (CIS) team, to help them make the most of your network and connections. Are you planning a launch for your book or know of an institution or employer, societies or association in your network who would appreciate volume book purchasing prices? Would your title be a useful resource for training, CPD, consultancy or brand building? With special author discounts and volume order pricing, the CIS team are here to work with you on available purchasing options or facilitate potential leads you may have, to help put your book in both print and digital format in the right hands.

 NCGE 2018 Journal and Book Sampler

Key Tips on How to Write a Successful Book Proposal

An academic book proposal is a document which provides an initial overview of a book project, usually in advance of completing a book manuscript. The proposal will initially be read by an Editor in order to assess the suitability of a book project for their   publishing programme (or “list”). We have taken insights from our global editorial team across Routledge and CRC Press to develop guidance on how to prepare a successful book proposal. In doing so, we’ve  identified four important themes. Following these will increase your chances of publishing success from conception to publication.


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