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By Lucy Neave, James Connor, Amanda Crawford

Publishing is vital for PhD graduates, early occupation researchers and demonstrated lecturers. This quantity presents proper up to date and beneficial recommendation on tips to post in Australia and abroad. to be able to get released, this advisor is needed examining, encapsulating sensible feedback with an realizing of the heritage, present realities and destiny probabilities of publishing. filled with useful assistance, it reviews on examples of magazine submission, e-book proposals and modifying, and gives options for changing your thesis right into a booklet and overcoming rejection. A advisor to the heritage of Australian publishing - a area that has gone through major alterations some time past decade - is helping authors comprehend present possibilities for e-book. All innovations are mentioned, together with on-line and digital publishing.

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While the advice that they offer can be very useful to an academic wannabe, it, like all advice, is at times contradictory and reflects personal experiences, both good and bad to a marked degree. Many of the experiences recounted are no longer possible in the publishing world we now face, as Chapters One and Two point out. The sources of wisdom will not be identified— Publishing a Book: Academics’ Advice 53 this was to allow them free range in speaking of their publishing experiences, particularly the frustrations and the ugliness.

These accord with the advice of this book—network, seek counsel, but above all else—just write. Personal contacts, networks and “friends of friends” were instrumental in many of the academics getting their start in publishing so it is not surprising that they offer advice on this theme: The best thing an early stage academic could do is to set up a good working relationship with a key person responsible for academic publishing in one of the major publishing houses. I had an excellent relationship with x at [a major publishing house] and, later, [a rival major publisher].

This book, then, aims to investigate the current state of academic publishing in Australia realistically. Through discussing current perspectives on the academic publishing industry from the point of view of publishers and academics it will inform writers about the state of the industry now, and make suggestions about various pathways towards finding a publisher for a scholarly manuscript. 32 Arts of Publication Notes 1 Two conferences: The Specialized Scholarly Monograph in Crisis, or How Can I Get Tenure if You Won’t Publish My Book.

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