Foreword Jaan Mikk; Preface; Part I. Becoming an Author: 1. Foundations; 2. Contexts; 3. Getting commissioned; 4. Contracts and agents; Part II. Writing the Text: 5. Processes (I); 6. Processes (II); 7. Craft; 8. Dissertations; Part III. Managing the Project: 9. Time; 10. People; 11. Next; Appendix A. Proposal guidelines; Appendix B. Sample book proposal; Appendix C. Guide to contracts.
A practical guide to both writing and getting published, written by an expert in academic publishing.
Anthony Haynes is Director of The Professional and Higher Partnership Ltd and a Visiting Professor at Beijing Normal University.
'Every academic serious about getting published will benefit from
reading this succinct yet highly accomplished guide. Brimming with
invaluable insights from publishing, as well as containing plenty
of practical writing tips and strategies, this book will be
indispensable whether you're a first-time author or seasoned pro.'
Alexandra Webster, Associate Director, Palgrave
'A very useful and thorough book that will certainly help me and fellow PhD students: the book demystifies publishing of academic books, especially those based on dissertations.' Lisa Mueller, University of Zurich
'Readable, clear and useful, Writing Successful Academic Books is an interesting, accessible and enlightening book for anyone wanting to publish, particularly for academics. In a wonderful position to write such a book, Haynes does it comprehensively, including information and advice that is not common knowledge and often not divulged. A must read for anyone considering publishing an academic book!' Rachel L. Hardy-Holbrook, University of Warwick
'Anthony Haynes, editor and (successful) author, has a refreshing approach to academic writing that includes new ideas and new points of view. The dissertation-to-monograph transition has already been covered in so many similar guides, but Haynes presents ideas on key processes - reducing or omitting, adding, changing and deliberating - that make excellent reading.' Learned Publishing