Turning your PhD into a book

Submitting the thesis, August 2012

As I was racing to the submission finish line with my PhD thesis, I constantly doubted whether certain sections were ‘done’ or ‘good enough’. One of the most common pieces of feedback I’d get from my supervisor was ‘save it for the book’. Well, now that moment has come. And I can’t for the life of me remember what it was I was ‘saving’, because now it just seems so LONG. Although I did revisit parts of the manuscript when I put my book proposal together for the University of Minnesota press, it was not until a year or so later that I really began to revise the entire thesis into a manuscript. I’ll post a bit more about it along the way, including:

  1. Writing your book proposal (and what happens after)
  2. Re-reading your thesis with an eye to edits
  3. Planning your edits
  4. The editing process

Check out these links as they are updated over the next few years.

See also: Writing your book proposal: From concept to submission

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