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1 borle book writing


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1 borle book writing

  1. 1. WRITING A BOOK Dr Rajiv Borle Professor OMFS NAAC Accredited Grade ‘A’ Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences ( Deemed University) Sawangi(M) Wardha
  2. 2. Book • A book is a set of written, printed, illustrated material hingd at one end
  3. 3. Historical aspects writing appears to date back to 7th millennium BC to 4th millennium BC Dates back to the era of Socrates 2500 years back
  4. 4. Categories of books Text book Reference book Monographs Atlas
  5. 5. Text book • A text book is course manual or instruction in any branch of study • Can be produced by the institution on demand • Well laid down syllabus
  6. 6. Monograph • Monograph is a specialist work of writing on a single subject or aspect of the subject • Usually by single author • Derived from Greek word Mono (single) Grapho(writing) meaning “ writing on single subject”
  7. 7. Reference book • A reference book is a book or serial publication to which one can refer for confirmed facts. • They are used for referring to a particular information rather than reading from beginning to end. • It is informative • Writing style by authors avoids use of first person • Emphasizes facts • Compilation of many references • Edited by one or more editors rather than the author.
  8. 8. Prerequisites Needs passion Objectives must be crystallized
  9. 9. Objectives • Why – need assessment • For whom- targeted readership • How its going to be different • What is new • How to make it interesting for readers
  10. 10. Making outline • Select topics of inclusion- text book syllabi • Make index • Elaborate inclusions of the topics
  11. 11. How to begin- Phase I • Elaborate the text by adding captions • First write in your own language • Enrich by adding literature – Literature search – Jotting down sources of literature • Compilation of literature with references ( end note)
  12. 12. Phase II • Organization of the text • Adding own inputs • Simplifying language • Insertion of flow charts, text boxes, tables • Insertion of diagrams, sketches • Clinical photographs
  13. 13. Editing • Multiple stage process • Time consuming • Peer reviews • Appropriate modifications • Requires high degree of commitment and concentration
  14. 14. Permissions & privacy • Permissions from the persons holding copy rights • Permission from the patients for publishing photos • Masking identity • Protecting privacy • No piracy
  15. 15. Plagiarism checks • Mandatory exercise • Books can be banned • Legal process can be initiated
  16. 16. Who can be authors • Depends on the type of book • For monographs, text books/ reference books- person with reasonable experience and professional standing • Translations
  17. 17. Publishing • Select publisher • Complete formalities • Entre the Agreement