Member Spotlight: John Bond

John BondScholarly Publishing: A PrimerTAA member John Bond is a Publishing Consultant with Riverwinds Consulting and an author in the communication writing discipline.

His most recent publication is Scholarly Publishing: A Primer – his fourth book. See www.booksbyjohnbond.com for more information about the books.

What are you currently working on?
I am working on the second edition of my book You Can Write and Publish a Book: Essential Information on How to Get Your Book which will be out in the Fall. I am also working on a book about having a career in publishing.

Share a recent accomplishment.
I will be speaking in Santa Fe at the TAA Conference in June. I will be presenting on “Twenty-One and a Half Ways to Promote a Textbook at No or Low Cost.” I hope to see you there.

What is your favorite textbook writing tip or strategy?
My favorite books in this area are: Professors as Writers: A Self-Help Guide to Productive Writing by Robert Boice, and of course the elegant Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott.

What is your best TAA experience so far?
TAA is a focused, dedicated group of writers; I love the passion. They bring a curiosity and openness to all things writing and publishing.

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