ERIC Number: EJ804436
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Abstractor: As Provided
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Practical Strategies for Becoming a Successful Medical Book Author
Hales, Robert E.; McDuffie, John J.; Gabbard, Glen O.; Phillips, Katharine; Oldham, John; Stewart, Donna E.
Academic Psychiatry, v32 n3 p183-187 May 2008
Objective: The authors, all senior editors in the Books Division of American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., provide practical advice to authors who may be considering writing or editing a medical book. Methods: The authors summarize strategies for developing a book proposal and outline an approach to developing a focus for a book. They also list a number of common errors that authors frequently make when they develop a book proposal. The authors provide guidance on publishing research and discuss how authors can collaborate with a publisher's marketing department to publicize their book. Results: By employing a systematic and well-considered approach to preparing a book proposal and writing or editing a book, authors may achieve professional success and personal satisfaction. Conclusion: Writing or editing a medical book requires a different series of steps than authoring a journal article.
Descriptors: Authors, Books, Writing for Publication, Medicine, Proposal Writing, Editing, Publicity
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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