Your Dissertation Is Done. Move On.

Your  Dissertation  Is Done.  Move On. 1

Katy Lemay for The Chronicle Review

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Katy Lemay for The Chronicle Review

I'm convinced that it’s not a good idea to advise newly minted scholars to revise their dissertations into first books. Doing so is an unwise career move and a poor financial decision—a paltry return on a substantial investment of time and effort.

Publishers will continue to publish revised dissertations that address broad topics, contribute new knowledge, are well written, and will sell. Increasingly, however, those will be the exceptions.