So you want to write a book – great! Or better yet, you’ve written a book – even better! How will you publish it? There is the traditional mode of publishing: depending on your genre, you need an agent, who will then submit the manuscript to publishers. If you’re looking at academic presses, you will query them and submit proposals, and then you might get a contract. Then there is self-publishing. Self-publishing has been gaining popularity across genres – commercial, professional, and academic – for a variety of reasons, which we’ll examine in this post.

Here at Dissertation Editor, we’ve worked with countless clients who have written a book and decided to self-publish, or want to turn their dissertation into a book and then self-publish it. Whether you’re writing a novel, a memoir, an academic tome, or doing a dissertation-to-book conversion, we can help you achieve your goal of self-publishing.

Why self-publish?

For a long time, self-publishing was seen as “less than” traditional publishing – but that’s beginning to finally change. There are many benefits to self-publishing, including:

  • You retain complete creative control
  • Higher royalty rates
  • No stress about deadlines
  • Faster publishing process
  • You keep all of your publishing and creative rights
  • Control over pricing

How Dissertation Editor can help

While there are a lot of benefits to self-publishing, there are also some drawbacks. You don’t have as much editorial support and guidance – which is where Dissertation Editor comes in. Here at DE, when you’re matched with an editor for your book, this editor will be with you through the entire process, from beginning to end.

We start with a consultation to talk with you and learn about your goals and vision for the book, where you’re at right now with the manuscript, and develop a plan. Depending on the service you choose, we can help with ghostwriting, organization of the manuscript, editing, revising, proofreading, and/or formatting. We provide critical feedback and discuss with you any concerns you have about the manuscript and how you see it evolving. Throughout the entire process, you retain creative control and make all of the final decisions.

When you’re ready, we then discuss self-publishing options and publishing preferences. You can submit cover ideas, or we are happy to provide options for you. We take care of the formatting to ensure a professional, polished product that you will be proud to call your book! We do not retain any rights or permissions to the material; you alone have those.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help make your publishing dreams a reality.

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Dr. Roda and his team at D.E. are the editors for my academic writing. My story with Dr. Roda is that I am a clinical assistant professor at a medical school. To move my career forward I am writing to increase the quantity and quality of my published scholarship. Because my appointment is clinical, all these efforts are on my own time and I have no secretarial help. In these circumstances DE has been supportive in the most essential way. They are available to help with all phases of my writing projects, starting with choosing the best journal, editing drafts, in house peer-review, formatting the citations to those exact specifications, from the latest edition of the APA Publication Manual or the Turabian manual. Finally, they are helpful as I must revise and answer the reviewers in subsequent revisions. For a physician without any administrative resources, DE has helped fill-in all those gaps. Presently, we are working on my second big writing project with DE editors. My first paper with DE as my editors was accepted by the first journal by all the reviewers on the first submission without any recommended editorial changes. As author with more than five years of work with DE editors, I anticipate continued success with these competant and helpful editors.

- Dr. Mike

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