We also have dedicated advice on the Dos and Don’ts for writing a proposal.
In addition to the above advice from our editors, a number of our authors who have gone through this process themselves have been kind enough to share their experiences.
Prospective authors should bear in mind that every Ph D thesis will need to undergo rigorous revision in order to be published as a monograph with our press.
To help with this revision, our editors have put together the following advice: How do I go about planning the revisions and when should I start?
Below are selected resources to help you revise your dissertation for publication as a book or journal article(s).
Palgrave Macmillan accepts proposals based on Ph D dissertations, even those that have been made available online.The aftermath of graduate school can be particularly trying for those under pressure to publish their dissertations.Written with good cheer and jammed with information, this lively guide offers hard-to-find practical advice on successfully turning a dissertation into a book or journal articles that will appeal to publishers and readers.Various chapters not only provide useful questions and frameworks you might apply to your work, but also explain through clear examples the differences between a dissertation and a monograph, as well as differences between genres of academic books.I’d highly recommend this to absolutely everyone (who fits this fairly narrow demographic, of course).All of these advice articles can be found on the Early Career Researcher Hub.A monograph is a very different body of work to a thesis.It will help prospective authors master writing and revision skills, better understand the publishing process, and increase their chances of getting their work into print.This edition features new tips and planning tables to facilitate project scheduling, and a new foreword by Sandford G. This approach took a long time (three years, post-viva) because the work was undertaken alongside HPL teaching and summer work, which slowed the project down considerably.However, the proposal I eventually submitted to Palgrave was a book proposal, rather than a modified thesis proposal.