People wonder. I defended my dissertation not that long ago. I know that I was eager to know the timeframe of such things. The waiting could be agonizing. From the submission of my first complete dissertation draft to the release of the monograph based on it, here is the timeline of what happened to me and when.
05-2011 I submitted my completed dissertation draft (1.0) to my committee
07-2011 I submitted my final draft of the dissertation (2.0) to my committee
09-2011 Dissertation defense
01-2012 Book proposal and abstract submission to Oxford University Press (OUP)
03-2012 OUP requests full manuscript (MS), which I submit (still 2.0)
06-2012 MS rejected, with the possibility of resubmission.
08-2012 I submit revised MS (3.0) to OUP in accordance with readers’ feedback.
03-2013 MS accepted with approval of both original readers. Book contract issued
05-2013 Final revisions begin in earnest
08-2013 I submit MS 4.0
10-2013 I received the copyedited MS.
11-2013 I finalized the text (now 5.0), agreeing with most of the copyeditor’s suggestions.
12-2013 I received the print proofs.
01-2014 I submitted my corrections (6.0) of the proofs, along with my index.
04-2014 I receive my advance copies (10) of the actual physical book.
05-2014 OUP officially releases the book for sale.