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I am going up for tenure next year & preparing my materials. There is a book chapter I was invited to write in Fall 2014 just months after I got my PhD. I submitted the chapter in Spring 2015. The edited collection this chapter was written for has still not been published.
I am sure there are decent reasons for the immense slowdown in production. But can you imagine if I was relying on this publication as a junior scholar? I write this piece less than a year after graduating & will likely have tenure before its published. That’s bananas.
As someone working in disability studies I know there was many reasons for delays in schedules, but as a multiply marginalized junior scholar I also know that one publication coming in YEARS late could really fuck with someone’s tenure case.
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Mega-thread on turning your dissertation into a book, drawing on advice from top university press editors who just participated in a panel discussion here @YaleCTL. Share widely! #academicpublishing #academics (1/?)
One of the main differences between dissertations and book manuscripts is the intended AUDIENCE. Dissertations are written for 2-3 people, whereas books should reach a much wider audience. Dissertations are often DEFENSIVE in tone and have to pay their dues via lit reviews, etc.
Book manuscripts should adopt a more poised approach, and editors are often more interested in the STORY or QUESTION behind a book rather than its apparatus. Confidence, and authorial voice, are much more important here.
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