Welcome new members to TAA: May 2018

Welcome to TAAWith membership in TAA, you are not alone. You become part of a diverse community of textbook and academic authors with similar interests and goals. We are pleased to announce the addition of 46 new TAA members who joined us in May 2018.  [Read more…]

Welcome new members to TAA: April 2018

Welcome to TAAWith membership in TAA, you are not alone. You become part of a diverse community of textbook and academic authors with similar interests and goals. We are pleased to announce the addition of 98 new TAA members who joined us in April 2018.  [Read more…]

Welcome new members to TAA: March 2018

Welcome to TAAWith membership in TAA, you are not alone. You become part of a diverse community of textbook and academic authors with similar interests and goals. We are pleased to announce the addition of 73 new TAA members who joined us in March 2018.  [Read more…]

Welcome new members to TAA: February 2018

Welcome to TAAWith membership in TAA, you are not alone. You become part of a diverse community of textbook and academic authors with similar interests and goals. We are pleased to announce the addition of 45 new TAA members who joined us in February 2018.  [Read more…]

Welcome new members to TAA: January 2018

Welcome to TAAWith membership in TAA, you are not alone. You become part of a diverse community of textbook and academic authors with similar interests and goals. We are pleased to announce the addition of 44 new TAA members who joined us in January 2018.  [Read more…]

Welcome new members to TAA: December 2017

Welcome to TAAWith membership in TAA, you are not alone. You become part of a diverse community of textbook and academic authors with similar interests and goals. We are pleased to announce the addition of 43 new TAA members who joined us in December 2017.  [Read more…]

Welcome new members to TAA: November 2017

Welcome to TAAWith membership in TAA, you are not alone. You become part of a diverse community of textbook and academic authors with similar interests and goals. We are pleased to announce the addition of 38 new TAA members who joined us in November 2017.  [Read more…]

Appeals court reverses GSU e-reserve fair use ruling

copyrightOn Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta reversed an earlier District Court’s ruling in Cambridge University Press et al v. Patton et al, that digital excerpts of books provided to students at Georgia State University (GSU) were protected by fair use.

In its reversal, the Eleventh Circuit panel ruled that the District Court erred in ruling that GSU’s use of portions of 43 copyrighted works was shielded by fair use. It also vacated orders awarding costs and attorneys’ fees to GSU and remanded the case back to the District Court. [Read more…]

Salus receives TAA Publication Grant

Carol SalusCarol Salus, an Associate Professor at Kent State University, received a TAA Publication Grant to cover a portion of the out-of-pocket expenses incurred in the publication of her book, Picasso and Celestina: The Artist’s Vision of the Procuress. The book will be published by Juan de la Cuesta Press, LinguaText in March 2015.

“I am thrilled to have received this grant,” said Salus. “It will be extremely useful, as the copyright costs alone on my book incurred an enormous expense.” [Read more…]

Nominate your textbook for a 2015 TAA textbook award

Textbook Excellence AwardMcGuffey Longevity AwardTAA is now accepting nominations for its Textbook Excellence Awards (Texty), McGuffey Longevity Awards (McGuffey), and the Most Promising New Textbook Excellence Awards. The deadline for nominations is November 1, 2014; books must be received for judging by December 1, 2014.

The Textbook Excellence Award recognizes current textbooks and learning materials in their second or later edition that carry a copyright date for the previous or current year.

The McGuffey Longevity Award recognizes textbooks and learning materials whose excellence has been demonstrated over time. Eligible works must have been in print 15 years and be still selling. [Read more…]