Hello Miss Snark
I'm currently working on a proposal for a book that is gonna shake the world! I know, you've heard it before...
Anyway, I'm polishing the About the Author section and am unsure how to handle my doctoral dissertation, which is relevant to the book I'm pitching (the book is about what Darwin didn't know about human sexuality and the dissertation is about human sexual behavior in the pleistocene). I've published articles (both academic and popular), chapters in anthologies, and so on, but nothing book-length, except my dissertation. I know that technically, the dissertation is a publication, but it's not really "published," and I don't want to come across as a dweeb, in that this is to be a mass-market book. Should I include in the Author's info to help me make the case that I'm capable of the sustained work, or is it enough to just mention the Ph.D.?
Popular articles on human sexual behaviour in the Pleistocene Age. Holy Neanderthal, Batman.
If you have a Ph.D we assume you wrote some sort of dissertation. You don't need to mention it again particularly since the title probably isn't Fred Flintstone Does Fargo. Also, dissertations aren't published, they're printed. There is a difference.