Have you just finished your dissertation? Consider having it published by Routledge.
Over the years many objections have been made about the price. Here is a statement from Andrew Samuels explaining the value of publishing with Routledge as well as the process.
The way Routledge works is like this, and it applies to both the Research Monographs in Analytical Psychology list (which is the one that takes an interest in PhD theses) – and the more general Jungian and post-Jungian list.
Although there are often discussions beforehand, the best way to start if there is a PhD thesis manuscript in existence is to send it to the editor. Then it usually comes to me as Consultant for an initial review and subsequently we select 2-3 further academic Readers to write reports.
As others on this list who have books in the series will tell you, there is always a process of transforming a PhD thesis into a book. We have ideas an guidelines for this at Routledge – but one thing I always say is that, in a PhD thesis, the readers have to wait for the intellectual denouement, as there is the whole academic structure that precedes it. Whereas with a book, the big bang (or orgasm!) ideally happens earlier, closer to the beginning of the work.
If I may say so, one thought that occurred to me on reading your plans for self-publishing was that I did not see any intent to re-work the text to bring it into the category of ‘book’ rather than ‘PhD’.
The editor to whom to send the manuscript (or maybe to open discussions) is Heidi Lowther (nee Lee): [email protected]