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Publish Your Research: Writing Books

Tips on how to get your work published in a variety of formats.

Writing Academic Books

From Dissertation to Book

Thinking about transforming your dissertation into a book? There are a number of resources out there to help you understand the process of reworking a dissertation for publication as a monograph. Remember, most dissertations require a significant amount of work to edit and refocus the manuscript for a broader audience.

Publishing with an Open Dissertation

You might encounter information suggesting that having your dissertation available online could negatively impact a publisher's willingness to look at your manuscript. Some authors assert that you should not put your dissertation online if you hope to sign a publishing contract. However, please note there is very little evidence to support this view. In fact, research has shown that publishers will indeed consider manuscripts that are revised versions of openly-accessible dissertations.