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The Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA) is a professional membership association for textbook and academic authors. TAA provides training, education, tools and resources that help authors in all fields and disciplines to continually produce higher quality textbooks and other academic materials such as journal articles, monographs and scholarly books.

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Join us for an interview with Dr. Felicia Moore Mensah, who will share a sneak peek of her 2011 TAA Conference workshop, "Writing and Publishing Your Scholarly Journal Article," on Monday, May 9 at 1:30 p.m. ET. Moore Mensah is... more

Join us for an interview with Dannelle Stevens and Joanne Cooper, authors of Journal Keeping: How to Use Reflective Writing for Learning, Teaching, Professional Insight and Positive Change for a sneak peek of their 2011 TAA... more

The title of your book can be an asset or a liability. Making sure that it's the former and not the latter requires an understanding of trademark law as it is uniquely applied to book titles and the interplay with copyright law. Stephen E.... more

Ever wondered who writes all those college textbook test questions, lecture outlines, instructor's manuals, study guides, and other materials that help students learn better and instructors teach better? Freelance writers like John Soares,... more

Authoring a nonfiction paperback for general readers (in industry parlance, a trade book) is an adventure into the unknown for many academics, even those who have been prolific in academic publishing. Decisions to be made include: Which... more

You might take that alphabetized list of words and page numbers for granted, but there's turmoil inside the textbook indexing world. First there's the ongoing challenge of people not understanding what indexing is about, a world where... more

Join us for an interview with "Pro-Nagger" Rachel Z. Cornell, an accountability and productivity consultant, who has helped authors increase their writing productivity and keep them moving forward with their projects by providing them with daily,... more

Join three Sisters of the Academy Institute (SOTA) members as they discuss SOTA’s history and role in the academy, as well as opportunities for your involvement in a growing organization dedicated to research through... more

Join us for an interview with publishing lawyer and textbook author Zick Rubin, The Law Office of Zick Rubin (www.zickrubin.com), who will cover some of the worst legal mistakes that a textbook or academic author can make. Learn about... more

Join us for an interview with Michael Lennie, an attorney and literary agent with Lennie Literary & Authors' Attorney, about how recent and future changes in the textbook publishing industry, including e-book publishing, could affect authors.

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