Select 2015 TAA Conference presentations now available on demand

On Demand PresentationsSelect presentations from TAA’s 2015 TAA Conference in San Antonio, TX are now available on demand. Access to these presentations is free for all TAA members. Learn how to jump-start your academic writing, reach your productivity peak, publish a disciplinarily education paper, make your textbook more memorable to your audience, design and author better assessment exercises, be an effective collaborator, write a non-fiction book proposal, and more! Visit TAA’s library of Presentations on Demand [Read more…]

5 Cool resources I learned about at #2015TAA

5 Cool Resources I Learned About at #2015TAAThis year’s TAA conference sessions were jam-packed with great tips, strategies and take-aways. Here are just 5 of the cool resources I learned about at #2015TAA:

Quizlet provides free study tools and apps for students and teachers. It has transformed the traditional paper studying methods, such as flash cards, matching games, and multiple choice tests, into digital interactive tools that can be shared by students and teachers worldwide. [Read more…]

2015 TAA Conference photo booth a huge success! Check out some of the photos

Al Trujillo

Al Trujillo

Tracey Hodges

Tracey Hodges

Patricia Goodson

Patricia Goodson

More than 50 attendees at the 2015 TAA Conference took advantage of the free Photo Booth to get a headshot taken by TAA Membership Coordinator Bekky Mayfield, who is also a professional photographer at Lady Bug Photography LLC.

Attendees are raving about their headshots! Here’s what just a few of them had to say:

“Thank you so much for this gift!” — Patricia Goodson

“Thanks for the headshots, I think they came out great! I plan to use my photo in the next edition of my textbook.” — Al Trujillo

“Thank you for the photos – I love them!” — Tracey Hodges

11 Takeaways from #2015TAA that you can apply to your own writing

ideas-knowledge-learningIt’s hard to narrow down one great takeaway from a conference that is jam-packed with great content. We’ve all been to a conference where only a few of the sessions were really great, but—and I’m not biased at all—at the 2015 Textbook and Academic Authoring Conference, every single session was great! But don’t just take my word for it. All eleven of the attendees I asked to give their number one takeaway said it was hard to give just one. Luckily, however, each was able to narrow it down and give really solid advice learned. I think you’ll not only enjoy these takeaways, but also, be able to learn and apply them to your own writing. [Read more…]

Amazing, unforgettable, and well worth the trip: 2015 TAA Conference

Ericka Landry

Ericka Landry

Amazing, unforgettable and well worth the trip, this is how I would describe TAA’s 2015 Textbook & Academic Authoring Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. I can’t give you just ONE conference takeaway—my takeaways are limitless—but here are just a few: [Read more…]

Tips, strategies, takeaways & fun-filled tweets from #2015TAA

The  28th Annual Textbook and Academic Authoring Conference (#2015TAA), held at The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa June 19-20, was a huge success! Attendees enjoyed sessions ranging from Reaching Your Productivity Peak: Technology Maximizing Your Research and Publishing to Innovations in Digital Book Technology: Brainstorming Textbook Applications. Below are the numerous tips, strategies, takeaways, and fun-filled tweets from us and attendees. See you next year in San Antonio, June 24-25! [Read more…]

Top 11 Reasons to attend TAA’s 28th Annual Textbook & Academic Authoring Conference

Have you registered yet? Here are the top 11 reasons why you need to attend TAA’s 28th Annual Textbook & Academic Authoring Conference, June 19-20, in Las Vegas:

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Play your cards right: Register today for TAA’s 28th Annual Textbook & Academic Authoring Conference

TAA Playing CardsIt’s no gamble! Play your cards right and win big by attending the Text and Academic Authors Association’s annual conference. The two-day event will be held June 19-20, 2015 at The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino, & Spa. Register by May 1 to receive the early registration rates . All rates increase by $50 starting May 2.

Don’t miss out on this outstanding program, featuring a wide variety of textbook and academic authoring sessions on writing strategies, digital book technology, navigating ebooks, social media marketing, negotiating better contracts, [Read more…]

Spotlight on digital technology for textbooks at TAA’s 28th Annual Conference

taa2015conf_logo_lo 2Are you interested in learning how developments in digital technology provide opportunities as well as continually impact the landscape of the textbook publishing world? Join us at TAA’s 28th Annual Textbook & Academic Authoring Conference, where June Jamrich Parsons, digital book pioneer, will provide a Digital Book Report 2015 top-level update on the forces currently shaping the textbook market. [Read more…]

TAA Vice President’s message: Top 10 reasons to be a textbook and/or academic author

Steven Barkan

Steven Barkan, TAA Vice President

Why should anyone want to write textbooks, journal articles, or other academic publications? After all, prospective authors can never be sure that their manuscripts will be accepted by an editor or publisher, and textbook authors can never be sure that their books will earn more than a modicum of royalties. Is there method to our madness?

With tongue firmly in cheek, I have given this issue much thought and have drawn on my many conversations with authors over the years to come up with my “Top Ten Reasons for Being a Textbook and/or Academic Author”. If you find at least one of these reasons relevant for your own authorship, you are certainly in the right business! [Read more…]