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 discover ability of your book and many more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Author Directions: Navigating Your Success... in Book Reviews: Advice for securing a book review in a journal
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