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“Major Revisions”: Dealing with Negative Feedback

Receiving negative feedback for something you've poured endless hours into can be absolutely soul crushing. Some people handle this better than others – are you the kind of person who can take it on the chin, accept the response and move... Continue Reading →

The Book Proposal: In Detail

In the final post of this series on gaining a book contract, Dr Alice Eden discusses the various sections of an academic book proposal in the humanities based on her recent success gaining a book contract with Routledge.`  After my... Continue Reading →

“Why Should we Publish your Book?” Writing a Successful Book Proposal

Writing a book proposal is a long and challenging process, but realising this at the outset might make this time less stressful. Far from a translation of your thesis, the book proposal can help you rethink your material entirely and... Continue Reading →

Publish or Perish! How to Gain a Book Contract

In the arts and humanities we are informed that we need to get that first book out in order to progress our career and move closer to that first academic position. Read this blog post to find out more about... Continue Reading →

Publishing your PhD thesis: “Big words. Small print. No sales.”

At the PhD Life blog, we like to predict your reading needs. That’s why Felicity Chaplin is here to give you advice on anticipating the expectations that a publisher might have of your own writing. That’s right! This post is... Continue Reading →

At the start of your research career, you may have more questions than answers about how and where to publish. We wrote recently about publishing your first paper, but choosing the right journal might not always be a straightforward process.... Continue Reading →

5 tips on getting your 1st journal paper published

Having your work published for the first time might seem as an intimidating process, but Salma offered to help us by sharing her experience and advice... Recently, my first journal paper was published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, on GPs’... Continue Reading →

From proposal to print

So, you have approached a publisher and your proposal has been accepted. What next? In this guide Georgina Collins provides information on the academic publication process for early career researchers who have a book contract. Agreeing on a contract Once... Continue Reading →

Approaching a publisher

So, you’ve decided to develop your thesis for publication. What’s the next step? In this guide Georgina Collins provides advice for early career researchers writing a publication proposal to publish their thesis as a monograph. Choosing a publisher When approaching... Continue Reading →

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