We realize that some students prepare books related to their theses or dissertations. Since publishers vary widely in their policies, students should share with publishers that their work is available on OhioLINK. A student may want to embargo his or her work for a year or two until the publication comes out.
In general, it appears to be the case that electronic release of early versions of a book leads to greater sales of such books. Indeed, having an electronic work made available on the Internet, and showing a publisher a large number of electronic accesses to that work, may help land a book contract.
Usually, books that relate to theses or dissertations turn out to be significantly changed as part of the editorial process. This makes it likely that those interested in a thesis or dissertation will buy a book when it comes out, even if they have reviewed the ETD.
However, since publishers vary widely in their policies, it is wise for students to share this information and other documents about the ETD initiative with publishers to which they are are likely to submit their work. TAD Services is open to discussions with publishers regarding policies or helping in the publicity process.
The form for publication delays is posted on the Forms and Templates page of this website. Complete, print, sign, and drop off the form to TAD Services by the deadline for the semester.