Can blogging help get you published?

blogging to publishedBlogging is often discussed and sometimes misunderstood, as it relates to academic publishing. Some people feel it takes away from valuable book or article writing time.  This can be true, depending on how disciplined (or not) a person is. Others feel the format is so free form that it does not help hone the skills of an academic writer.

I think blogging can be a valuable addition to your writing life. The blog can be professional, like my relatively new blog on scholarly publishing, or personal. Regardless, here are some reasons to consider blogging and how doing so may help get your work published: [Read more…]

Guest Blog Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in writing for the TAA Blog, Abstract. We welcome your tips, strategies and advice on textbook and academic authoring and publishing for our audience of textbook authors and authors of scholarly journal articles and books.

Topics: academic/scholarly writing, writing groups, textbook writing, time management, contracts, royalties, marketing, social media for academics, book proposals, coauthoring, copyright, ebooks, self-publishing, technology for writers, graduate student writing, dissertation writing, revision tips, publishing tips, academic publishing, textbook publishing, topic development, working with publishers, working with editors, writing technique (clarity, consistency, content organization).

Guest blog post submissions must adhere to the following guidelines to be considered for publishing on this blog: [Read more…]