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The most useful textbook & academic writing posts of the week: February 12, 2016

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‘Revise and Resubmit’
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Happy writing!

92 Percent of Students Prefer Paper Books Over E-Books: Survey
“In the Slovakian data, when I asked what do you like most about reading in hard copy, one out of ten talked about the smell of books,” Naomi Baron said of the 300 university students her and her fellow researchers surveyed.

5 Tested Tips to Battle Burnout with Better Self-Care
Burnout can lead you down a long, distructive and unproductive road. Learn strategies to ward off burnout and keep your sanity by reading this article by PhD candidate Katie Shives.

How to Choose Your Illustrator | Part One: Understanding Your Project
How to Choose Your Illustrator | Part Two: Finding Your Illustrator
It may not always be necessary for you to have to find an illustrator, but when and if you do, this series of blog posts may be beneficial to you. TAA members can also find a list of illustrators here.

Are You Fully Charged?
Reaching your maximum potential for productivity well maintaining your well-being can be a fine line. This article gives an overview of how to balance that line as described in Tom Rath’s book, Are You Fully Charged? The 3 Keys to Energizing Your Work and Life.

The Costs of Publishing Monographs
This is a very detailed look at the costs of publishing monographs based on a study of 382 titles across 20 university presses. Overall, this is a very interesting and insightful read that I highly recommend.

An Interview with Jeffrey Beall
Here is a look into open access publishing and predatory publishers through the eyes of Jeffrey Beall. He explains his criteria for identifying such publishers and shares other views regarding open access publishing.

Article Throwback

5 medical publishing pitfalls residents often overlook | December 17, 2015
Five excellent reminders for anyone looking to publish a scholarly journal article are given in this article.

7 Reasons Collaboration Breaks Down | June 27, 2014
Collaborations can prove to be fruitful both in terms of productivity and publishing. However, there can also be pitfalls. Read this article to learn how collaborations can fall apart and how to avoid that from happening.

Why You MUST Schedule Your Writing Time | August 30, 2014
Here you will find superb advice from Margarita Huerta on why it is essential that you schedule your writing time (hint: no one else is going to do it for you!).