Writing Successful Academic Books by Anthony HaynesWriting Successful Academic Books by Anthony Haynes

Writing Successful Academic Books

byAnthony Haynes

Hardcover | April 30, 2010

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'Publish or perish' is a well-established adage in academia. Never has the pressure on academics to publish been greater. Yet the prospect of writing a book can seem daunting, while the business of getting it published may be mystifying. Written by an expert in academic publishing, Writing Successful Academic Books provides a practical guide to both writing and getting published. It covers all stages of academic authorship from developing the initial idea for a book through to post-publication issues, showing how to avoid the common pitfalls and achieve academic and professional success through publication. Full of real life examples, including a sample book proposal, the book covers everything you need to know to build up an authorial career. This is an invaluable guide for academic authors - prospective or established - in all disciplines.
Title:Writing Successful Academic BooksFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:192 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.51 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.43 × 0.51 inPublished:April 30, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521514983

ISBN - 13:9780521514989

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Table of Contents

Foreword by 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.

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'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, Graduate School Skills Manager, The University of Warwick