Buy our books

The first Thesis Whisperer book “How to tame your PhD” is available from Amazon on ebook for $3.99 AUD (around 2.5 pounds sterling and $5 USD); a price point carefully calibrated to match the cost of a cup of coffee in my home town, Melbourne.

If print is your thing, there’s a paperback version available from Lulu.com for $14.95  (around 10 pounds sterling and $17USD) – a price I hope will fit into most PhD student budgets. It’s a short book, around 25,000 words, but contains what I think is the most pertinent advice for actually producing your thesis or dissertation in the shortest time possible. If you are an ANU student, you can buy copies of the paper version at the ANU CO-op.

I compiled this book because owning a blog is like having a large and very untidy attic; posts become submerged as the blog rolls on. Sometimes I have to rummage through the boxes to find things readers ask me for. Compiling these posts into a book was a way of ordering what I have written in such a way that echoes the process of writing a thesis: start, middle and end.

I chose some of my favourite posts for this book. Others I chose because, at the time, they seemed to resonate with you, the readers.

I believe in the advice in this book – because I followed it myself. I did do my thesis in 3 years while working two days a week for most of it – and won my faculty award at the end. On those two days I wasn’t doing my thesis I taught PhD students. This experience deeply informed my teaching style. I believe that a thesis can be written in 3 years and that it doesn’t have to kill you.

The Thesis Whisperer is not for profit. All the proceeds will be ploughed into upgrades to the site and new projects. I do enough of you will find the book to be a worthwhile alternative to your next coffee so that Thesiswhisperer.com can pay for it’s own domain registration next year!

You can download ‘Tame your PhD’ from the US Amazon store here.

If you are in the UK, you can find ‘Tame your PhD’ in the UK Amazon store

I have put the book on Amazon without digital rights management (DRM) so that you can convert it into any format that suits you using a program like Calibre. I would prefer people not to pirate it, but I suppose they can if they want to. I hope you wont.

You don’t have to own a Kindle or any ereader to access the contents of this book; you can use the free Kindle app to read it on your computer, phone or tablet. I hope you enjoy it!

Forthcoming titles

How to write your thesis faster (forthcoming Jan 2014)

9 thoughts on “Buy our books

  1. Congratulations on the book, Inger. I’ve just ordered mine and can’t wait for it to be delivered. I wish you every success in spreading the helpful information you’ve been sharing for so long now.

  2. Hi Inger,
    Congratulations again on the book! I was just wondering if you have a post, or are planning to write a post, about the process of making an ebook and print book. If not could you recommend any blogs or books that you referred to in producing your book? As your audience do a lot of writing and potentially publishing I thought it could be a topic of interest for a lot of us. I for one would be very interested!

  3. I have only just begun my PhD and as a result i have been reading a few academic blogs. I cannot say how helpful your blog has been so far and i cannot wait to get stuck into your book. Congratulations and thank you so far :)

  4. I was interested enough to read your book that I purchased it online in January (hardcopy) Yet I am still awaiting its arrival….
    Love your blog though!!

  5. I bought the book How to Tame your PhD. Thanks for your good advice! Will come back more often to check out the new posts here.

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