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It’s the one where I don’t actually say very much because my brain is buzzing with too many thoughts…
1. Do follow the publisher’s submission guidelines (these are usually available online).
2. Do focus on why your book should be read, not only on what it is about.
3. Don’t send the entire typescript if you’ve completed it. A single sample chapter will suffice in the first instance.
f you’re still with me, and have decided to go ahead and at least think about publishing your thesis, the second thing to do involves looking at it in a completely different way. I have no advice on how to get the perspective you need for this next part except to suggest that leaving the thesis alone for a while (months if you can) would help, as would performing some sort of ritual purging of the ‘thesis-thinking’ (I destroyed my desk, but this was rash, you will still need a desk to work at!).
But the point is, you need to look at your thesis with fresh eyes and as much as possible, without seeing it as a thesis!