I can think of seven types of books you can write fast—especially by blogging them—and turn them into short ebooks. See my post on how and why to blog a business-boosting book. Short ebooks can be anywhere from 15 to manuscript pages in length. The completed book might be between 4, words long.
If you submitted a question, thanks. Feel free to comment on or ask follow-up questions about their answers. This is a nice first question are you tossing out the softballs first, Justin?
Philosophers, and academics in general, seem very reluctant to do this, especially when one looks at what goes on in other professions. I recently read Dear Committee Membersa novel made up mostly of letters of recommendation from an English prof, and underlined this: This is a foreign concept to me: But I think many academics would do their arguments and ideas a favor by pushing their books a bit more.
Talking about yourself and your work is no longer garish in One issue that comes up from time to time is improper formatting of Word manuscript files — endnotes that are manually entered using superscript numbers, low-resolution pictures awkwardly embedded within the text, etc.
These kinds of issues can cause delays and headache for all involved. If, as an author, you have any uncertainty about formatting, I advise asking questions or submitting a sample in advance of the complete manuscript, to ensure the text is in good order.
My favorite question on this list! How about keeping your emails short? We live in the Twitter-verse now, so concise is always better. Write like Wittgenstein, not Hegel!
They keep their correspondence short and on point and save their words for their manuscripts. When approaching a publisher, you really only need three magic sentences: Would you be interested in seeing it? No CV, no book proposal, no sample chapters, no journal articles, no letters of recommendation from your dissertation adviser.
The likelihood of me responding to such an email is much, much higher than, say, a 5, word email on the history of philosophy, and your place in it. You have to remember that all publishing is local.
Even within the same publisher, editors working in fields as diverse as philosophy, computer science, economics, literary theory, etc. So you should take any generic guidelines you read on a website with a grain of salt.
For me, personally, I strongly prefer to deal with potential authors who already have draft manuscripts prepared. This is a broad question, probably answered differently by every editor. I think generally authors and prospective authors might do well to look at projects from the perspective of an editor — to think more about why a project should be published by that press.
Who is the core readership? Showing the editor you have thought about this creates a positive impression. Deliver their manuscripts on time. I quite fancy a job copy- editing philosophy books, or academic books more generally.
An is it all freelance, or are there staff positions? Our copy-editors are all freelance, and we have a roster which is flexible in that people are regularly joining it and leaving it. In order to be considered, you would need to contact our production department.
At SUNY, copyediting is done on a freelance basis and our production editors have a group of regular copyeditors they work with. All Broadview copyeditors work on a freelance basis. Most if not all professional copyediting is done freelance these days — there are relatively few staff copyediting positions at OUP.
Nearly all copyediting is freelance these days I think. Very few publishers have on staff copyeditors.
Rather they mainly check grammar, consistency of usage, spelling, etc. That said, a good copyeditor can greatly improve how a text reads. The best way to get into is to start building a resume, but offering your services to as many places as you can. At Princeton, we only take on freelancers who have previously worked on academic books or journals.Ebooks are, well, books.
But in a format where they can be delivered or downloaded online. You can write them yourself, employ writers, use public domain .
I see this situation several times a year: the candidate trains for IELTS Writing for many months on their own but repeatedly scores band 6 or on the exam.
by Nina Amir. Most of us are busy. Although you might realize the benefit to your business of writing and publishing an ebook, you may feel you simply don’t have the time to write a book, especially if you are already producing a lot of content, for instance on a blog or in a newsletter. I can think of seven types of books you can write fast—especially by blogging them—and turn them into.
The best-selling book on academic writing—in use at more than 1, schools. “They Say / I Say” identifies the key rhetorical moves in academic writing, showing students how to frame their arguments in the larger context of what others have said and providing templates to help them make those moves.
And, because these moves are central across all disciplines, the book includes chapters. Two weeks ago I put up a post soliciting questions for academic publishers. If you submitted a question, thanks. Editors at various presses—Peter Momtchiloff, Peter Ohlin, and Lucy Randall at Oxford University Press, Stephen Latta of Broadview Press, Hilary Gaskin of Cambridge University Press, Philip Laughlin of MIT Press, Rob Tempio of Princeton University Press, Andrew Beck and Tony Bruce.
IELTS Academic Writing Task 2 is the second of two writing tasks on the IELTS. Even though Task 1 is by no means easy, most students find IELTS Writing Task 2 more challenging.
The purpose of this guide is to help you master the IELTS Writing Task 2 skills you need in order to do well on this.