Twitter Challenge yields 100-plus tweets
Conference attendees participated in the first annual Twitter Challenge by submitting more than 100 tips or strategies they learned from attending a conference session or meeting with mentor. Several attendees took the opportunity to visit the conference Social Media Booth to learn how to sign up for Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn and their authoring can benefit from the use of social media.
See the TAA Twitter feed below for a full list of conference tweets.
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Waiting to board the plane at #MSP for Albuquerque! The 2011 TAA Conference starts today! #2011TAAConf
Thanks for the recent RT @authorial, a.k.a Anthony Haynes! Happy Friday!
Welcome to the #2011TAAConf ! Breakfast starts in 20 min. in the Franciscan Room. Sponsored by the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC)
Join us at 9:15 for the Keynote Speaker, Robert Christopherson, in the Franciscan Room. #2011TAAConf #textbooks #academia
@textandacademic Kim, I hope you and all the other TAA members have a great #2011TAAConf. Wish I was there…
Thanks @TheJohnSoares! (You’ve been reading tweets from Libby the last 4 months…wish you were here too!)
2011 TAA Conference in Albuquerque has officially started! #2011TAAConf
RT @JAnomdeplume: Learning from Libby…@LibbeyC…even before breakfast. Hoorah #2011TAAConf
“This is the most diverse conference ever!” –Richard Hull, Executive Director TAA #2011TAAConf
“I learned about 2 journals in my area of interest as potential sources for articles.” –Bernard Turner #2011TAAConf
Thank you #Hotel #Albuquerque at Old Town for a great breakfast to start the day and the #2011TAAConf !
“Establish a writing cycle around 2 or 3 conferences annually.” –Jane Karwoski #2011TAAConf
“Great pre-conference workshop!” –Bernard Turner #2011TAAConf #textbooks #authors
Thanks @BeyondTheBook for all of your great conference tweets thus far! #2011TAAConf
“Use iAnnotate for iPad to take notes on PDFs” –Jane Karwoski #2011TAAConf #iPad
Learning about #Indexing & eBooking Issues for #Textbook and Academic Books from Kay Schlembach, Joshua Tallent, & Jan Wright. #2011TAAConf
Next—Soaring to New Heights: Sisters of the Academy Institute Writing Programs w/Tamara Bertrand Jones & Felicia Moore Mensah—Potters Rm
Now w/ Christopher Kenneally & Stephen Gillen in the Franciscan Room “Google Settlement: What It Is, What It Means for #Authors” #2011TAAConf
“Flat World Knowledge retains the integrity of the author’s work while allowing instructors to modify.” –Barbara Waxer #2011TAAConf
@TextandAcademic One of the nicest things that’s ever happened to me! (Via @authorial)
Thanks @authorial! So glad we have had such a positive impact! Are you here at the Conference? #2011TAAConf
“Steve and Chris (@BeyondTheBook) were truly a dynamic duo on the Google Book Settlement.” –Michael Spiegler #2011TAAConf
“This was a very entertaining introduction to Albuquerque” on the intro. given by keynote speaker Robert Christopherson. #2011TAAConf
Workshop: Indexing & eBook Issues for Textbook & Academic Authors offered a “wealth of information” & was “extremely valuable.” #2011TAAConf
“Google Settlement COULD hinge on switching OPT-IN as optional rather than default." -Barbara Waxer #2011TAAConf #googlesettlement
Indexing & eBooking Issues session "helped get me up to speed on ebooks." #2011TAAConf
Thank you CCC @BeyondTheBook for sponsoring today's Welcome Breakfast! #2011TAAConf
Barbara Waxer now sharing a few key features of Office 2010, Adobe Reader/Acrobat 9 in her laptop lab. #2011TAAConf
Attorney Michael Lennie sharing opportunities available to authors because of publishers' contract changes. #2011TAAConf
Re: FWK Jeff Shelstad and Wordss Phyllis Hillwig session: "Good info re: what is happening/new models for textbook writing." #2011TAAConf
Re: FWK Jeff Shelstad & Wordss Phyllis Hillwig session: "Detailed explanation of FWK publishing model & contracts." #2011TAAConf
Re: Robert Christopherson's ABQ Geo-Primer: "So much info in 1/2 hr. Great!" #2011TAAConf
Re: Robert Christopherson's ABQ Geo-Primer: "Helpful to know about the area we're in. Always interesting & informative." #2011TAAConf
Re: Robert Christopherson's ABQ Geo-Primer: "Wow! What a great idea to situate us geographically & culturally!" #2011TAAConf
Stephen Gillen & Christopher Kenneally "Google Settlement: Where It Stands, What It Means For You" http://fb.me/YKQOHxdm
Re: Indexing & eBooking Issues: "A wealth of info was shared at this presentation!" #2011TAAConf
Re: Indexing & eBook issues session: "An area that I knew nothing about. Extremely valuable." #2011TAAConf
"Great tips for getting publications from your dissertation from SOTA's Kim-Rich Rice." -- LeKita Scott Dawkins. #2011TAAConf
"Sisters of the Academy (SOTA) runs very fine writing camps!" - Richard Hull. #2011TAAConf
When writing and promoting your work, develop and focus on your core value(s). #2011TAAConf
"Joshua Tallent [eBook Architects] provided me w/ really valuable info about e-books."- Al Shenk #2011TAAConf
"Nike Fit app..Work your body & give your mind a break." - Tamara Bertrand Jones. #2011TAAConf
"This conference has been a resource for media-Twitter, Wikis, Ning, iPads-Keep the media sharing going."- Felicia Moore Mensah #2011TAAConf
BarbaraWaxer session: "Use wordweb.info free 2 download a thesaurus that can be used instantly w/MicrosoftWord." GertrudeFraser #2011TAAConf
"Second to none speakers! Fabulous value!" Janet Belsky. #2011TAAConf
"I am not alone! There are others who share my challenges & successes." Tamara Bertrand Jones. #2011TAAConf
Re: the session on SOTA Writing Programs: "It was good to hear about research & writing strategies." Felicia Moore Mensah. #2011TAAConf
Barbara Waxer #2011TAAConf http://fb.me/10KKthHpI
"Don't be afraid 2 go back 2 the basics to learn new writing skills from those who have tips/advice to share." Gertrude Fraser. #2011TAAConf
Re: Barbara Waxer session: "Use wiki pages to manage resources for collaborating w/ authors." Gertrude Fraser. #2011TAAConf
"Kudos to Steve Gillen. Great presentation!!" - Claudia Sanchez. #2011TAAConf
Great tweet @docmensah! Thanks for participating! #2011TAAConf
@authorial Glad we can at least keep you updated on everything that's happening here in #Albuquerque. More to come tmrw also! #2011TAAConf
"The Chancellor of Ohio did deal w/Flatworld. Encouraged me to think about reviewing @flat_world as a text."-Marsha Huber #2011TAAConf #book
Re: Michael Lennie session: "Michael Lennie always gives invaluable legal advice for dealing with publishers." -Al Shenk. #2011TAAConf
"This is one of the best and most useful conferences I have ever attended!" - Sherry Bishop #2011TAAConf
"Your first contract for a 1st edition is by far the most important you'll ever sign." -Russel Stolins #2011TAAConf #textbooks #academics
Thanks @TheJohnSoares for the #FF! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Barbara Waxer session: "Using the PIN function in Word will save me a lot of time in Word!" - Marsha Huber. #2011TAAConf
Thank you to all of the #2011TAAConf attendees for making the Twitter Challenge such a success today! I hope tmrw is just as exciting!
#GoogleSettlement session: "Did a nice job of clarifying all the legal mumbo jumbo, which is hard to do!" #2011TAAConf
Really appreciate the RTs @BioScientific and @BeyondTheBook! Thank you!!
Me (Libby) at the Social Media Booth. Come introduce yourself to me and I'll try and answer any of your social... http://fb.me/TSKqLAZr
Roundtable Discussions http://fb.me/173AOJLdX
Next Sessions: Royalty #Audits: Good News, Bad News in FRANSICAN ROOM & Brainstorming: #Academic Publishing in POTTERS ROOM #2011TAAConf
"The workshop has been very informative & I have learned ideas & strategies that'll be helpful in my writing career." -Kim Rice #2011TAAConf
Re:The Collaboration Game: Courting Co-Authors & Co-Editors "Excellent comments & interactions from presenters & participants." #2011TAAConf
@TheJohnSoares I will for sure say hello to Kim for you. :)
Thank you attendees of the #2011TAAConf for the 42 tweet cards we received yesterday!! Looking forward to more great tweets today!! #writing
Acad Pub session: "Have a 'stretch', 'reach', and 'fall-back' journal for your publication." LeKita Scott Dawkins. #2011TAAConf
Acad Pub session: "Pay attention to the acceptance rate when you're considering a revise & resubmit." LeKita Scott Dawkins. #2011TAAConf
"As a new entrant to TAA-the Brainstorming Session solidified the lessons from the pre-conference workshop." -James King #2011TAAConf
Michael Lennie: "Negotiate an 'evergreen' clause that gives u 10% royalty even after you no longer author a text." June Parsons #2011TAAConf
"Without exception, the presenters have been fabulous today!" Sherry Bishop. #2011TAAConf
"The New Authoring & Consumption Models presentation introduced excellent opportunities for authors & educators." -James King #2011TAAConf
"Lynda.com is a great website/tool to learn about things. It provides tutorials on subjects you may need." Trish Morin-Spatz. #2011TAAConf
"#Fitnessforlife is awesome!-nutrition, physical activity, & wellness program-Just did 1st grade exercise. fitnessforlife.com" #2011TAAConf
"Felicia Moore Mensah stated that one way to handle rejection is to 'cry' & then revise."-Roberta Lindsey Re:Pre-Conf Workshop #2011TAAConf
"Really cool to meet smart authors who want to learn new things." -Phyliss Hillwig #2011TAAConf #authors #writing
“TAA is like a seeing-eye dog." -Mike Sullivan #2011TAAConf
"Be organized; think what you want to write while you are walking, running, or driving." -Elaine Hull #2011TAAConf #write
"SOTA Boot Camp graduate, Kim Rice advised audience to 'write frequently' & if possible at 'a less stressful time.'" -R Lindsey #2011TAAConf
"If you want to see a model of what an excellent ebook looks like, checkout the ebook 'Elements'" -Mike Sullivan #2011TAAConf #ebook
"Day 1: WOW! From the Geoprimer to the trip to Sandia Peak, the day was filled with great opportunities to network... http://fb.me/DOt1Anxv
"Great venue--city, hotel rooms, conference rooms...Thanks!" -Michael Spiegler #2011TAAConf #Albuquerque
At 9:45:Democracy, Meritocracy & Academic Texts: Challenges for African, Latino, Asian & Native American Writers FRANCISCAN RM #2011TAAConf
Royalty Audits session: "Paul [Rosenzweig] is amazing!" #2011TAAConf
Re: #Royalty Audits, Paul Rosenzweig: "This presentation made me realize issues I hadn't thought a lot about." #2011TAAConf
Re: #Royalty Audits: "Extremely practical information regarding #royaltystatements." #2011TAAConf
Re: #Royalty Audits: "Excellent practical advice on the effects of #author #contract language on audit capabilities." #2011TAAConf
"Use #socialmedia to get feedback on your publication projects & find out what works & what doesn't. Thx P. Hillwig!"-C Sanchez #2011TAAConf
“Don't wait too long to publish. Go ahead & get it done.--Tidbit from #Academic #Publishing Session at #2011TAAConf"-LeKita Scott Dawkins
"Barbara Waxer's session was awesome!" -Michael Spiegler Re: "Teaching Old and New Authors New Tricks" #2011TAAConf
"So many resources for me and my doctoral students and to pass along to colleagues to increase productivity." Felicia Mensah. #2011TAAConf
"Books that I'm going to buy: 'They Say, I Say,' by Graft & Birkenstein & 'How to Write A Lot,' by Silva." LeKita Scott Dawkins #2011TAAConf
"John Warren gave a very informative overview of e-books and their potential." - Al Shenk. #2011TAAConf
"Don't give up - many a success is borne of giving it one more try!" - Trish Morin-Spatz. #2011TAAConf
"I learned a new term this morning: Gamification-the use of gaming techniques to engage users." - Sherry Bishop. #2011TAAConf
"Most textbk authors are world-class educators but 'babes in the woods' when it comes 2 publishing business." Russel Stolins. #2011TAAConf
"To Soar: Rest from beating your wings and let another force support you." -Jane Karwoski #2011TAAConf
Re:"5 Key Strategies to Boost Writing Power & Productivity" w/Dannelle Stevens."Take a balcony view of your writing."-R Lindsey #2011TAAConf
Re:"New Tricks" Workshop:"In MicrosoftWord you can select real words to be flagged as misspelled to avoid embarassing mistakes" #2011TAAConf
"I learned to overcome writer's block!!!" -Marsha Huber #2011TAAConf #writing
"For #journal authors: Don't treat 'revise & resubmit' letters as rejection letters. Instead, revise & resubmit! -Dori Molletti #2011TAAConf
"When writing an article, cite the work of ppl on the editorial board...may be a good strategy to get your article published." #2011TAAConf
"Give yourself a 3 month max deadline from conference presentation to journal." -Mary Edwards #2011TAAConf #journal #writing
"For #writer's block, use a media tool like Dragan Naturally Speaking & just say your info to the computer."-Trish Morin-Spatz #2011TAAConf
"A fitness author led us in calisthenics today—let’s do this every year!”-Paul Siegel #2011TAAConf #fitness
"Great Conference! Terrific presentations. Wonderful dialogue. Friendly participants. I plan to return next year!"-Pat Mason #2011TAAConf
"Some journals will charge(rather than pay)authors to publish in their journals-TAA offers stipends to help w/cost."-D Molletti #2011TAAConf
"It is better to write on or be involved in multiple things at the same time." -Alexandria Wolochuk #2011TAAConf #writing
#2011TAAConf Attendees: Please join us for the TAA Awards Ceremony Luncheon in the North Atrium in 15 minutes.
Re:5 Key Strategies to Boost Writing Power & Productivity "Helpful suggestions! Thank you for helping me to unblock."Pat Mason #2011TAAConf
"My session [at the #2011TAAConf] had such great participation that I am inspired to write a book about it." -Dannelle Stevens #inspiration
Alexandria Wolochuk, re: Importance of journaling professionally & personally.."know yourself as a writer, share, & set goals." #2011TAAConf
Thank you so much for the shout out @sooziesoo! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!
Thank you so much for the RTs @BioScientific and @PEStore!
"I keep a word count as I write & even set daily & weekly word count goals. It keeps me writing." -Dannelle Stevens #2011TAAConf #write
Why some students have difficulty in their #doctoral #studies: 1. "Lack of mentoring." -Alexandria Wolochuk #2011TAAConf
Why some students have difficulty in their #doctoral #studies: 2. No clear agenda is set." -Alexandria Wolochuk #2011TAAConf
Why some students have difficulty in their #doctoral #studies: 3. "Little socialization." -Alexandria Wolochuk #2011TAAConf
"Plan from day one of writing a textbook for digital enhancements to the physical book." -Karn Morris #2011TAAConf #textbook #book
"When you are married, you can get a divorce. When you co-author you can't. Be careful & thoughtful about whom you... http://fb.me/Y3LOjW6n
Re: @sgillen203 workshop "Understanding Trademarks & Book Titles"..."Well organized & very informative" #2011TAAConf
"Excellent modeling of the process of collaborating w/colleagues," Pat Mason re: "Roundtable: The Collaboration Game" #2011TAAConf #academia
"Future #e-textbooks will be incorporating 'gamification' techniques & funtions." -Barbara Waxer #2011TAAConf ex. at www.inanimatealice.com
“As a writer it's important to know yourself. Develop your own voice." -Tamara Bertrand Jones #2011TAAConf #writer
“Focused #FreeWriting helps to generate ideas on a specific topic. Try just 5 minutes. It works!" -Tamara Bertrand Jones #2011TAAConf
"Have a student review your manuscript." -Alexandria Wolochuk #2011TAAConf #academia
"Who knew how easy it is to override PPT's default settings for shapes." Paul Siegel. #2011TAAConf
“I didn't realize the disarray e-book indexes face. I have new sympathy for my publishers." Paul Siegel. #2011TAAConf
Evolution of Digital Txtbks Workshop: "Very interesting to hear what's available now & where the digital market is heading!" #2011TAAConf
"John Warren's Evolution of Digital Texts gave a fascinating review of current interactive e-text possibilities." Richard Hull. #2011TAAConf
“I think this is a very timely topic-academic writing-because so many students and faculty are in need of support." #2011TAAConf
Understanding Trademarks & Book Titles Wrkshop w/ @sgillen203 "Steve was thorough & provided great info. He is always awesome!" #2011TAAConf
"I can see how conflict resolution is related to writing." -S.Y. Bowland #2011TAAConf #writing
“In writing collaborations: Relationships are important. Take the time at the beginning to build relationships." -S.Y. Bowland #2011TAAConf
Thank you for the recent RTs @ProfToniBK and @PEStore! We greatly appreciate it!
Thank you for another wildly successful day of tweeting #2011TAAConf attendees!! I so greatly appreciate the response that we've had.
"The new 4-letter word for authors should be NEXT. As in think of the next step & move the process forward." #2011TAAConf
"Self reflection makes us all better authors." -Roberto #2011TAAConf #authors #writing
"Mediators are here to help, use them--they are good!" #2011TAAConf
"Barbara Waxer recommends to get a free Flickr account. Thank you for the tip!" -Claudia Sanchez #2011TAAConf #authors
"When all else fails...try conflict resolution." -Roberto #2011TAAConf #conflictresolution
"Barbara Waxer suggested image websites are 'ultra-useful!'" -Myrna Rochester #2011TAAConf
“Creativecommons.org, fabulous resource in preparing PPTs." -Dannelle Stevens #2011TAAConf
"The TAA group feels like an invisible(except at conferences)yet ever present force field surrounding me in my work."-J Walter #2011TAAConf
“Let's build writing support networks--www.prasi.org" -Beth #2011TAAConf #supportnetworks
"Great conference! Kudos to staff, council, & conference planners! Keep up the good work!!" -Mary Kay Switzer #2011TAAConf
"#2011TAAConf Attendees: Thank you for a great conference and for all of your tweets! Safe travels home and hope to see you again soon!
A BIG thank you 2 everyone who attended TAA's 2011 Conference in ABQ this weekend! It was great to see all of you! - Kim Pawlak #2011TAAConf
24th Annual TAA Conference a huge success
TAA's 24th Annual Conference, Let Your Writing Soar!, was a huge success, bringing together more than 80 textbook and academic authors seeking to enhance their knowledge of writing, contracts, royalties, collaboration, open access and ebooks. Held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 23-25, attendees gave high praise to the quality of the presenters, sessions, and mentors, and the variety of networking opportunities.
2011 TAA Conference photo gallery
Sisters of the Academy Institute's Felicia Moore Mensah, received high marks from attendees for her four-hour workshop on academic writing held on Thursday, June 23. Participants said they learned ideas and strategies that will be helpful in their writing career.
"This is one of the best and most useful conferences I have ever attended!" said attendee Sherry Bishop.
Tamara Bertrand Jones and LeKita Scott Dawkins lead a Roundtable Discussion on collaboration.
On Friday morning, attendees networked during the Welcome Networking Breakfast, sponsored by Copyright Clearance Center (CCC). Following the breakfast, keynote speaker, geography textbook author Robert Christopherson, shared a fascinating geographical overview of the Albuquerque, NM region. During the rest of Friday's sessions attendees learned about indexing and ebooking issues, digital publishing opportunities, co-author collaboration, the Google Settlement, contracts, authoring software, writing programs, royalty audits and academic publishing. Many participants enjoyed a group trip followed by a tram ride up to the Sandia Peak.
Social Media Intern Libby Corning is busy creating tweets from the tips and strategies attendees learned from attending conference sessions and meeting with mentors.
The learning opportunities continued on Saturday with sessions on digital textbooks, writing productivity, international editions, trademarks and book titles, and finding images through open access and the public domain. Several 2011 Textbook Excellence and McGuffey Longevity Award winners were present to accept their awards during the Awards Ceremony Luncheon, where they also had the opportunity to share personal insights into the authoring process.
Attendees came together each night in the Hospitality Suite, where they discussed the day's sessions and found collaborators for future writing projects.
Thank you to everyone who attended the 2011 TAA Conference!
2011 TAA Conference photo gallery
2011 TAA Awards Ceremony Slide Show (link downloads 2mb PPT file)