If I have found a publisher that will publish my dissertation, is this ok, to publish your original dissertation as a book. if so are there things you should leave out of dissertation like appendix or signature page.

  • Do (text)books have appendices? – Solar Mike Dec 18 '18 at 6:44
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    The first thing every editor of a serious publisher (as opposed to a vanity press) will tell you is that a PhD thesis is not a book. I can't write a full answer now, but you should just google 'from PhD to book'. It took me several months to go from thesis to book, but YMMV. – henning -- reinstate Monica Dec 18 '18 at 7:10
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    Yes, just a warning: There are unserious publisher (Grin Verlag, AV Akademikerverlag) who write alumni that they want to publish there thesis. Be very careful and of course, discuss with your advisor! – Haque Dec 18 '18 at 7:49
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    Following up on Haque's comment: just in case it is a similar situation, you might want to have a look at the following question (especially the accepted answer and the link within): academia.stackexchange.com/questions/2513/…. – Disenchanted Lurker Dec 18 '18 at 12:30
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    @user2768 so don’t exclude them then... and my text books have appendices, so guess what I was trying to get the OP to see... – Solar Mike Jan 5 '19 at 19:42

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