Getting a qualitative article or book published involves more than simply doing the research, writing it up, and sending it off. You also need to know how to navigate the social relations of presenting your work to the journal editor or book publisher—and how to craft your message to them—if you want to be successful. Written by a highly-respected publisher of qualitative research, this brief, practical resource shows you how to identify the right home for your work. It also guides you through the publications process-- from crafting the abstract to writing, production, and marketing--once you’ve found the best publisher. The author -demystifies what publishers and journal editors do, how they make their decisions on qualitative articles, research studies, and methods books;-discusses edited books, how to publish from your dissertation, and when to consider open access and electronic publications; and-includes case studies, appendixes, forms, and resources to help the aspiring academic.

chapter 1|11 pages

Inside the Black Box

chapter 2|7 pages

Start With Your Research Project

chapter 3|14 pages

Finding the Right Journal

chapter 5|16 pages

Finding the Right Book Publisher

chapter 6|13 pages

The Book Proposal

chapter 7|22 pages

Writing the Damn Thing

chapter 8|10 pages

Understanding Publishing Contracts

chapter 9|15 pages

The Production Process

chapter 10|9 pages

Marketing Your Work

chapter 11|10 pages

The Brave New World of Electronic Publishing

chapter 12|1 pages