The world of academic publishing is both complicated and competitive. If you are a recent Ph.D. graduate or a scholar in the early stages of your academic career, you are likely to be feeling the pressures of “publish or perish” especially strongly. While landing a coveted spot in a peer-reviewed journal is an admirable goal, it is not the only way for you to begin your publication track record.
Based on our LinkedIn connection and similar backgrounds I’d like to open a conversation about how we might work together to reach our aligned goals: for you, to have your scholarly research published in a reputable academic forum; and for me, to have high quality research and writing to appear in my next compilation work, which highlights the accomplishments of women in leadership.
I am Dr. Cheryl Lentz, university professor, book/dissertation coach and publisher, I know first-hand that writing a scholarly work requires a very different approach than just about any other type of writing and publishing. It can be costly and time-consuming at a time in your career when both money and time are in short supply.
As an educator, writer, and publisher I have enabled hundreds of students and faculty to not only meet their requirement to publish (or perish!) but also advance their careers in their chosen field. I have discovered that one very easy way to get published–bypassing the time-consuming process of writing a dissertation or scholarly work on your own–is to participate in the creation of an anthology book. Many scholars have utilized this unique approach to successfully manage the tension between their time constraints and requirements to publish. One of the most important benefits to this method of publication is that you retain the copyright to your work, rather than signing it away to the peer-reviewed publication!
My company is in the process of publishing such a book focusing on women and leadership. I am delighted that Nancy G. Brinker, founder of the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Awareness has agreed to write the Foreword for Volume XI in the series, Women in Leadership. This will be the 13th scholarly anthology book since we began the series in 2007. The series has already won 14 awards for independent publishing and E-Books. See more information about the anthology here: http://refractivethinker.com/the-refractive-thinker-volume-xi/
I am reaching out now to connect with scholars who have conducted research on women and leadership or on a specific woman leader, to see if we can schedule a quick 30-minute call to explore how we might work together to reach our mutual goals and advance the dialogue about women and leadership.
If you agree that participation in this anthology will help you to attain your professional goals, my offer for us to meet for 30 minutes is the perfect way to find out if the anthology is a good fit. Simply paste my calendar link into your browser and pick a time that works for you. Here is the link: www.timetrade.com/book/FYHCQ
If we agree to move forward, simply write one chapter in the book and leave the rest to us! Only 12 chapters are included; 6 are already reserved, so time is of the essence if you want to participate.
Once your contribution is accepted, we do everything else that would traditionally be your responsibility–edit, proof, design, publish and market the book. This gives you a very fast, effective way to meet your publication requirements and to benefit from associating your work with that of other scholars.
If you agree that my offer to get you published very quickly and effectively is worth taking 30 minutes to explore, take the time now to paste my calendar link into your browser so that we can connect as quickly as possible. Here is the link: www.timetrade.com/book/FYHCQ
Until we speak,
Dr. Cheryl Lentz
The Academic Entrepreneur
(702) 719 9214
P.S. If a call is not appropriate at this time, please accept this document with my compliments. It contains a proven methodology for editing your work. Here is the link: http://www.lentzleadership.com/doctoral-publishing-made-easy/