Is it acceptable to reuse chapters across multiple books?

Asked by: Gloria Williams

Can a book be published multiple times?

Once the book has passed over into the public domain, then any publisher can choose to publish the book and make it available to readers. This is by far the most common means by which multiple publishers end up publishing the same book.

Can I use books in my thesis?

After reading your edit, it looks perfectly fine to use small parts of your chapter while citing your previous work carefully. There should not be any problem at all. People often do it.

Can a book have 2 chapters?

But if a chapter is more than 10,000 words, you should probably break it into two or more chapters. Remember, books are structured in parts, chapters, and sections. A part is simply a set of chapters that go together and fall under a larger idea.

Can you republish a book that has already been published?

No matter which self-publishing service you use, it is possible to republish a book many times over. All you need to do is modify and update your Word file or book cover and then upload them to your publishing platform. Any changes you make will be republished, usually within 24 hours.

Can I republish a book?

You must be the author who owns the copyright or the book has to be in the public domain. If you sold the copyrights to a publisher who has allowed the book to go out of print, you must re-acquire the rights to the book before you can either pitch it to a new publisher or self-publish it.

Do you need a PhD to write a book?

No, there are never any degree requirements in academic publications. I am in the field of mathematics, and I have some colleagues who published academic books while in graduate school and even, in a few cases, as undergraduates.

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Can I sell my thesis?

You cannot sell your completed dissertation as a publication or for extra money. By submitting it to your academic institution, it is recognised as the intellectual property of the University.

Does a PhD thesis count as a publication?

Theses are not formal publications: The primary reason why most editors accept such articles is that most journals do not consider theses or dissertaions as formal publications. This is because theses or dissertations are traditionally published by university presses, with a few copies printed for internal circulation.

When should you republish a book?

There are five reasons for republishing a book:

The publisher has gone out of business. The author and the publisher wish to part ways. The author wants to release a new edition or change the cover. The author wishes to establish their own publishing imprint and republish their book(s) under this new imprint.

Can self-published books become bestsellers?

Bestseller lists have historically favored traditionally published titles. However, self-published books can get on bestseller lists.

Should I republish my book?

It’s not always easy to get covers exactly right the first time. A cover redo, even without a content redo, is a great reason to re-launch a book. The biggest problem is that covers often don’t match the genre, meaning that covers don’t have the “look” of the genre. This is very, very important.

Why are books reissued?

Publishers will often let a book go out of stock for long periods, then reprint the book, usually with a new cover and formatting, to catch the presumably built up demand for the book. The author or their estate may have copyright reverted to them once the publisher has declared it out of print.

How do I get my self-published book noticed?

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What makes a book a 2nd edition?

In publishing terms, an edition is technically all copies of a book that were printed from the same setting of type and the book is only described as a second edition if substantial changes are made to the copy.

Does a second edition need a new copyright?

You don’t actually need to list multiple copyright dates UNLESS you made significant changes to the text. Your original copyright date still stands. You can then add lines about publication. For example, this sample just says SECOND EDITION on the copyright page.

Can a second edition have a different title?

If a second edition has the same title as the first, does it keep the same ISBN? No. A new edition is considered a different product and gets its own ISBN. How are ISBNs assigned to multi-volume works?

Does a second edition require a new ISBN?

If you create a second edition with new material to “freshen” the book and give it new marketing life, it must have a new ISBN. If you change the title of the book you must have a new ISBN. Remember that your ISBN identifies a specific work.

Can two books have the same ISBN?

Two books may have precisely the same content but be issued different ISBNs because they come from different printings. Likewise, printing errors, etc., can in rare cases render two books different despite having the same ISBN. For nearly all cases, however, the one-to-one relationship holds.

Is second printing the same as second edition?

A printing is one print run of a book. So if you ask the printer to print 10,000 copies of a book and then you sell them all and go back and ask for another 7,500 copies, the first 10,000 copies was the first printing; the next 7,500 copies was the second printing. Those two printings are in the same edition.

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Do I need a new ISBN if I change my book cover?

No. The ISBN only changes if the product changes. If changing the cover of a book, does a new ISBN have to be assigned? US practice is if the book is just out or the idea is to give a marketing boost to the product, then no, a new ISBN should not be assigned.

Can the same ISBN have different covers?

Sometimes publishers use the same ISBN for hardback and trade paperback editions of a title, since both are contructed from the same printing of the text, just packaged differently. And sometimes publishers re-use an ISBN for a completely different title.

Do different book covers have different Isbns?

Yes, each different edition will need a unique ISBN.

Can the same book have different ISBN numbers?

An ISBN is assigned to each separate edition and variation (except reprintings) of a publication. For example, an e-book, a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book will each have a different ISBN.

What does isbn13 mean?

An International Standard Book Number is assigned to books for identification. Prior to 2007, the ISBN was 10 characters long. The 13-character ISBN was adopted to increase the availability of ISBN numbers globally as well as to conform to the International Article Numbering Association global numbering system.

Why do the same books have different pages?

Because it’s a different version. It’s either a different version of the story so it’s a different length or it’s typset differently, so it’s a different number of pages (probably the latter, but you weren’t clear on how it’s “different”). Formatting, font, insertion or deletion of graphics, abridged/unabridged, etc.