Call for Proposals: Textbook and academic authoring conference

TAA’s 31st Annual Textbook & Academic Authoring Conference will be held at La Fonda on the Plaza, Santa Fe, NM, June 15-16, 2018. The conference is attended by authors and aspiring authors of textbooks, journal articles, and other academic works, as well as by industry professionals from across the country.

TAA invites the submission of presentations relevant to authoring and publishing textbooks and academic works (journal articles, books, and monographs). [Read more…]

TAA’s June conference early registration rates extended to May 15: Don’t miss out!

TAA Conference LogoThere is still time to register for TAA’s June conference at the discounted early registration rates. All rates increase by $50 on May 16.  TAA’s 28th Annual Textbook & Academic Authoring Conference will be held at the Westin Las Vegas Hotel, June 19-20.  The discounted hotel group rate of $129/nt is available through May 27, while rooms last.

Don’t miss out on the excellent conference program we have planned this year, featuring a wide variety of textbook and academic authoring sessions on writing strategies, negotiating better contracts, targeting the right publisher or publication, digital book technology, navigating ebooks, social media marketing, and trends in open access and copyright law.

We have assembled an outstanding panel of industry experts available to conference attendees for individual 15-minute mentoring sessions. Meet one-on-one with an intellectual property attorney; veteran textbook and academic authors; and experts in digital book technology, marketing, and social media.

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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…]

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…]

Visual: Top 10 reasons to attend TAA’s 27th Annual Conference on Textbook & Academic Authoring

Here are the top 10 reasons to attend TAA’s 27th Annual Conference on Textbook & Academic Authoring.

2014 TAA Conference to feature track on writing craft

2014conf_logo_squareTAA’s 2014 Conference on Textbook & Academic Writing in Baltimore, MD, June 20-21, will include a new track on “Writing Craft”. The track will feature four presentations by veteran textbook and academic writers in the form of sessions, workshops and roundtable discussions, including:

Bingo! It’s a Match! Selecting an Academic Journal for Publication, presented by Dannelle D. Stevens
Confessions of a Reluctant Author: How to Write a Book When You Don’t Like to Write, presented by Susan Robison
Yikes! My Journal Article Was Rejected? Why & What to Do About It, presented by Dannelle D. Stevens
Academic Life Vests: Learning to Manage Multiple Writing Projects, presented by Tracey S. Hodges and Katherine Landau Wright

Visit the 2014 TAA Conference website to learn more about these sessions and to register.

Join us for the 2014 TAA Conference on Textbook & Academic Authoring

2014 TAA ConferenceWe invite you to attend TAA’s 27th Annual Conference on Textbook & Academic Authoring at the Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel in Camden Yards on June 20-21, 2014.

Network with the TAA authoring community, build your knowledge, and expand your publishing opportunities!

Participate in a wide variety of Textbook and Academic Authoring Sessions to help you improve your writing, negotiate better contracts, and learn new ways to become successfully published.

Network with fellow authors in the Hospitality Suite on Thursday and Friday evenings from 5:00 – 6:30 pm. and meet one-on-one with a veteran author or an attorney specializing in educational publishing. [Read more…]