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Getting It Published: A Guide for Scholars and Anyone Else Serious About Serious Books (William Germano) – my reading notes

Before I left for ISA 2018 and AAG 2018, I purchased a ton of books. I have been doing way more work on waste (not only human manure but also municipal garbage) and while my water library is spectacularly well populated, I didn’t have enough books on waste, so my poor credit card took a big hit and I started purchasing a ton of books that I thought I might need. Along the way, I found a few books on academic writing that were inexpensive and that I thought would make the shipping costs worth it.

Yes, I admit it: I buy academic books sometimes as “order padders” so when I pay for shipping I don’t feel as bad. So, anyway, I wanted to read William Germano’s book for new authors and thus I purchased it (”Getting It Published: A Guide for Scholars and Anyone Else Serious About Serious Books“). This book is not for authors who are PhD graduates and want to revise their dissertations as books. For that purpose, Germano wrote “From Dissertation to Book“, which I’ve also written about here on my blog.

This is my concluding tweet from a long-ish thread on Germano’s book. I think this is an endorsement if there’s ever one.

I usually don’t endorse books, but I found William Germano’s books so useful I really learned A LOT from them. In my Twitter thread (which you can read in its entirety by clicking anywhere on the tweet shown below) I embedded recommendations of other academic writing books that I’ve read.

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