Writing Successful Academic Books

Writing Successful Academic Books

by Anthony Haynes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521514983

ISBN-13: 9780521514989

Pub. Date: 04/30/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

'Publish or perish' is a well-established adage in academia. Never has the pressure on academics to publish been greater. Yet the prospect of writing a book can seem daunting, while the business of getting it published may be mystifying. Written by an expert in academic publishing, Writing Successful Academic Books provides a practical guide to both writing and

Overview

'Publish or perish' is a well-established adage in academia. Never has the pressure on academics to publish been greater. Yet the prospect of writing a book can seem daunting, while the business of getting it published may be mystifying. Written by an expert in academic publishing, Writing Successful Academic Books provides a practical guide to both writing and getting published. It covers all stages of academic authorship from developing the initial idea for a book through to post-publication issues, showing how to avoid the common pitfalls and achieve academic and professional success through publication.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521514989
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/30/2010
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures ix

List of tables x

List of boxes xi

Foreword Jaan Mikk xiii

Preface xv

Part I Becoming an Author

1 Foundations 3

2 Contexts 15

3 Getting commissioned 28

4 Contracts and agents 41

Part II Writing the Text

5 Processes (I) 57

6 Processes (II) 74

7 Craft 93

8 Dissertations 108

Part III Managing the Project

9 Time 121

10 People 126

11 Next 150

Appendix A Proposal guidelines 156

Appendix B Sample book proposal 158

Appendix C Guide to contracts 163

Notes 165

References 171

Index 174

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