Finding a publisher for your book can be a difficult process. Here are some tips for finding a suitable publisher:
Once you have identified potential publishers, you will need to prepare a book proposal. Publishers will often have guidelines available for proposals. Here are a few examples of publisher proposal guidelines:
The resources below offer advice and information about preparing a book proposal:
There are several ways to publish content from your thesis; you can publish articles or book chapters based on different parts of your research, or you can develop your thesis into a book. If you want to publish a book based on your thesis, here are some things to consider:
Open Access Theses
When you submit your final thesis, it is archived in the TCD open access repository, TARA. Having your thesis available in an open access format on TARA is a good thing, as it allows you to reach a wider audience and increase the impact of your research.
Even if your thesis is openly available in TARA, you can often still publish other outputs based on your thesis. Many publishers do not consider a thesis to be prior publication, including SAGE, Wiley, and Elsevier. If you are interested in publishing with a publisher that does consider a thesis to be prior publication, you can apply for a stay of up to five years on your thesis, during which time it will not be openly accessible. You can read more about the thesis submission process here.