Just released by TAA Press: ‘Guide to Textbook Publishing Contracts’

When it comes to negotiating your textbook publishing contract, you have more leverage than you think.

In this 40-page guide by Stephen Gillen, a Partner at Wood Herron & Evans, you will learn the key provisions of a typical textbook contract and how to determine what’s important to you so that you can enter into the contract negotiation process better informed. Get the “better”, “best” and “better still” options you can consider when making decisions about what to negotiate.

6 Key takeaways from the TAA webinar, ‘Go on the (Virtual) Road to Promote Your Book’

Whether ​you are self-publishing or working with a major publisher, you will need to actively promote your textbooks and encourage faculty to adopt them, says Janet Salmons, an independent researcher, writer and consultant with Vision2Lead, Inc. In the April 13 TAA Webinar, “Go on the (Virtual) Road to Promote Your Book”, Salmons shared steps authors can take to launch their own virtual tour as a way to interact with present and future readers. Here are 6 key takeaways from the presentation:

Textbook award-winning insight (part 1): Getting started and boosting your confidence

I recently reached out to winners of the 2016 TAA Textbook Awards and asked them to answer some questions about how they made the decision to write their textbook, how they interested a publisher, what they do to boost their writing confidence, how they fit writing time into their schedule, and more. I will be sharing their answers in a series of posts over the next few weeks. This week’s installment focuses on why they decided to write their textbook, how they got started, and what they do to boost their confidence as a writer.

Hull, Trujillo elected to TAA Council

Richard Hull and Al Trujillo have been elected to the TAA Council, the association’s governing board. They will serve three-year terms beginning July 1, 2016.

Hull is a Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at SUNY at Buffalo, and was TAA’s executive director for eight years. Trujillo is a Distinguished Teaching Professor of Earth Sciences at Palomar Community College, and coauthor of two leading college-level oceanography textbooks.