From PhD to Monograph

From PhD to Monograph
Patrick White
Department of Sociology
Four Questions
• Do I want to write up my thesis as a monograph?
• How do I get a contract with a publisher?
• How do I write the book?
• What do I do next?
Do I want to write a monograph?
• It’s hard to get a contract
• It’s a lot of work
• There are other avenues for publication
Getting the Contract
• Remember that publishing is a business
• Identify suitable publishers
• Meet/contact publishers
• Write a proposal
Writing the Book
• Don’t write before you have a contract!
• Don’t just reproduce your PhD
• Set realistic deadlines (and keep them)
• Keep in contact with your publishers
After the book
• Promote your book
• Develop a relationship with your publishers