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    SPEAKER 1: How to get published.Before writing a book, it's important to askwhy do I want to get published.Publishing journal articles can be importantearly on in your career and research monographs helpto secure promotions and tenure, but books usually

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    SPEAKER 1 [continued]: reach a wider audience.Writing something you're passionate aboutcan be a great motivator.Sometimes the textbooks available in your fieldhave holes in them.Writing your book around the missing partscan help you make your mark.Consider the type of book you want to write.

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    SPEAKER 1 [continued]: Very few publishers will considerpublishing your thesis, so think about expanding yoursfor broader audience.Cutting, restructuring, and rewritingis all part of the process.The best publishers are the ones that are familiar withand can help you with the kind of book you want to write.

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    SPEAKER 1 [continued]: Look through the references in your researchand see if they come from a certain set of publishers.Ask your supervisors and colleaguesfor hints on which publishers to approach, but be preparedto do your own research.Think about the competition and bewary of gaps in the publishing landscape.If there are no books on your topic, and there

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    SPEAKER 1 [continued]: might not be enough interest in the area.Don't be afraid to talk to publishers.Now that you have an idea of where you'd like to publish,the publisher interested in it.Writing a book proposal is a project.Remember to follow the publisher's guidelines usuallyfound on their website.

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    SPEAKER 1 [continued]: Understand the market, readership, competition,and how your book will differ from what's already out there.Ask colleagues or students what theywould find useful to figure out what your book should cover.Welcome feedback from you publisherso they can help you turn your idea into a book that willbe published, sold, and read.

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    SPEAKER 1 [continued]: Good luck with your first book.

Video Info

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd

Publication Year: 2018

Video Type:Tutorial

Methods: Publishing your research

Keywords: information dissemination; writing (composition); writing processes; writing up

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Learn the steps involved in publishing a book and how supervisors, colleagues, and publishers themselves are integral to the process.

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How to Get Published

Learn the steps involved in publishing a book and how supervisors, colleagues, and publishers themselves are integral to the process.

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