Welcome new members to TAA: October 2020

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 148 new TAA members who joined us in October 2020.  [Read more…]

TAA Membership Marketing Manager, Eric Schmieder, is a panelist on upcoming SAGE webinar

Eric Schmieder, Membership Marketing Manager, TAAAs part of Academic Writing Month (AcWriMo), TAA’s Membership Marketing Manager, Eric Schmieder will be participating in a SAGE Publishing webinar on Monday, November 16 titled “What do Publishing Trends Mean for Academic Writers?” moderated by TAA Council of Fellows member, Janet Salmons.

Today’s landscape of academic publishing encompasses much more than the traditional journal article. While academic writers still write books and articles, forms and formats are changing. Electronic journals can include links to media, and increasingly open access journals make it easier to reach academics, professionals, and practitioners outside a specific discipline. Short, monograph length books hone in on a single topic, graphic books illustrate ideas, book sections are accessible as stand-alone PDFs, and textbooks are becoming interactive to be embedded in e-learning platforms. Researchers are finding other ways to share their work electronically, including podcasts and videos, blogs and social media. With more happening via the web versus academic conferences, longstanding silos are cracking as we move beyond geographic and disciplinary constraints. What do these changes mean for academics—when writers must do more than write?

Schmieder will be one of three panelists, alongside Rebecca Bayeck and Sharon Zumbrunn, to address this changing landscape and what those changes mean for academic writers. [Read more…]

Welcome new members to TAA: September 2020

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 19 new TAA members who joined us in September 2020.  [Read more…]

Welcome new members to TAA: August 2020

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 16 new TAA members who joined us in August 2020.  [Read more…]

Welcome new members to TAA: July 2020

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 26 new TAA members who joined us in July 2020.  [Read more…]

Welcome new members to TAA: June 2020

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 30 new TAA members who joined us in June 2020.  [Read more…]

TAA Council issues statement on racism

equalityIn a statement issued on June 19, 2020 – Juneteenth – the Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA) Council has resolved to lead its members in establishing short term and long-term goals that affect positive change toward social equality in textbook and academic authoring as we move forward. [Read more…]

Get 50% off when you join the Textbook & Academic Authors Association

TAA logoFor a limited time, the Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA) is offering 50% off an annual membership. Use promo code TAA50 to join today.

Now more than ever, with TAA you are not alone! Through these unprecedented times, you can turn to us for educational and networking opportunities related to your textbook and/or academic writing efforts.

“TAA has provided me with priceless advice and mentoring in diverse areas such as effective writing, a productive writing discipline, textbook design, the author’s role in marketing, and cultivating my personal ‘brand’ as a professional academic author,” said TAA Member Kevin Patton. Read Kevin’s Full TAA Story.

Here are some of the member resources you can gain access to with this special limited time offer of 50% off an annual membership: [Read more…]

TAA’s summer webinar series kicks off next week!

2020 Summer Webinar SeriesOn Friday, June 12th, the Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA) will kick off their 2020 Summer Webinar Series with a special event that revisits some of TAA’s history, engages in an open discussion about the current state of textbook and academic authoring, and honors our 2020 Textbook Award winners.

This event is open to everyone, so please invite your friends, family, and colleagues to join the celebration and register today! [Read more…]

Welcome new members to TAA: May 2020

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 17 new TAA members who joined us in May 2020.  [Read more…]