Most useful textbook and academic posts of the week: July 24, 2020

“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” ~Benjamin FranklinHow do you define improvement, achievement, and success? Benjamin Franklin said that “without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” So, how do you maintain continual growth and progress to gain improvement, achievement, and success in your academic writing?

Our collection of articles from around the web this week may offer some ideas for consideration. First, find the time to write, share what you know, and be open to the value of discussion. Second, look at ways to increase impact, use the right tools for conducting and disseminating research, and remain optimistic in the face of uncertainty. Finally, consider video as a way to promote yourself as an author, promote your work, and deliver better presentations online.

Whatever your writing goals and definition of improvement, achievement, and success, I challenge you to focus on growth and progress this week to meet those goals in the future. Happy writing! [Read more…]

TAA announces its 2020 Summer Webinar Series

Summer Webinar SeriesTwo weeks from today, TAA will kick off its 2020 Summer Webinar Series with its first session on Friday, June 12th at 3:00pm ET. Spotlighting six sessions from our cancelled 33rd Annual Conference, we are excited to meet with you virtually to explore topics impacting scholarly writing, share ideas and strategies, and network with peers. Presented on Zoom, these webinars are designed to be interactive events. We hope you will join us! [Read more…]

Access TAA’s 250+ on demand presentations free during COVID-19 pandemic

keep writingTAA is committed to its mission of supporting “textbook and academic authors in the creation of top-quality educational and scholarly works that stimulate the love of learning and foster the pursuit of knowledge.” To this end, we want to ensure that all textbook and academic authors have the opportunity to maintain a healthy writing practice every day.

In support of continued growth and development for textbook and academic authors, TAA has opened up its entire library of 250+ on demand presentations for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. [Read more…]

100+ Textbook and academic writing presentations for your summer inspiration

presentationsondemandAs summer writing season begins for many of you, I encourage you to check out TAA’s library of 100+ textbook and academic writing presentations on demand for inspiration and encouragement. Free for members! Not a member? Join TAA today[Read more…]

TAA Spring Webinars for Textbook & Academic Writers

Join us for these upcoming Text and Academic Authors Association webinars for textbook and academic authors. These 60-minute sessions connect you to experts sharing valuable advice on a variety of topics.

“It’s All Greek to Me”: Translating Statistical Writing


Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2-3 p.m. ET

Ami HansonStatistical writing is an important concept to understand for students, academic writers, researchers, and textbook authors alike. This style of writing is different from others because of its focus in formatting, statistical language, and sections of visual data. In this 60-minute webinar, Ami Hanson, Editor & Content Specialist for Elite Research, LLC, will present not only ways to understand statistical writing but also tips of how to write statistical language clearly in theses and dissertations, journal articles, and grant proposals. The session is geared mostly towards graduate students and their documents, but anyone is welcome if they want to learn more about writing statistical pieces, organizing technical documents, and maneuvering requirements. Register [Read more…]

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Podcast LibraryTAA members have access to a library of 60-90 minute podcasts on topics such as writing, editing, contracts, royalties, taxes, copyright, time management and more, presented by a variety of industry experts. This resource is free for members. Join TAA today for as little as $15.

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Textbook Writing | Textbook Publishing | Contracts & Royalties | Taxes | Copyright | Marketing | Supplements | Indexing | Ebooks & Open Access | Textbook Proposals | Academic Writing | Academic Publishing | Academic Editing | Academic Books | Grant Writing | Time Management | Social Media for Academics | Tenure & Promotion [Read more…]