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TAA webinar certificate of completionTAA webinars are one-hour live, interactive sessions that connect you to experts discussing a variety of topics designed especially for textbook and academic authors. Members can also access 100+ presentations on demand.

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Fall Webinar Series

Designing a Web Presence for Your Book (Beyond the Publisher Website)

Dates: Two-part webinar Watch Part 1 (members only) Part 2 - Tuesday, October 17, 3-4 p.m. ET


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Katie LinderPresenter: Katie Linder, Katie Linder Consulting, LLC

Your book’s website is the only tool that works around the clock to promote your book, but sometimes the web presence provided by a publisher is… underwhelming. In this two-part webinar series facilitated by book author Katie Linder, you’ll learn how to create a web presence for your book that highlights its key features, bonus materials, purchasing options, and more.

In the first webinar, Katie will focus on the content and strategy of book websites. What are the options for what they can include? How can they be used to promote your book? She will also share specific examples of book websites and discuss some of the dos and don’ts of website design. In the second webinar, Katie will focus on the back-end logistics of creating and designing a website including choosing a domain name, web hosting possibilities, content management systems, and website maintenance, so you will know exactly what you need to do to get started with building your own book website. Learn more

Promoting Your Scholarship via Podcasting (It’s Easier Than You Think!)

Dates: Two-part webinar Monday, November 6 & 13, 3-4 p.m. ET


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Katie LinderPresenter: Katie Linder, Katie Linder Consulting, LLC

Podcasting is becoming an increasingly popular method of sharing content, but many authors don’t know how to get started. In this two-part webinar series facilitated by book author and podcaster Katie Linder, you’ll learn about the tools you need to launch a podcast as well as tips and strategies for how to promote your work through this creative medium.

In the first webinar, Katie will share her strategies for promoting scholarship through podcasting and will cover topics such as choosing a show topic, creating regular content, building an audience, connecting with the podcaster community, and attracting sponsorship. In the second webinar, Katie will focus on the logistics of launching a podcast including recording equipment, editing software, audio hosting, website design, and social media management. She will also share tips and strategies for time management when recording regular podcast episodes. Learn more

The Academic Juggle: Managing Your Writing in a World of Commitments

Date: Thursday, November 9, 3-4 p.m. ET


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Jane JonesPresenter: Dr. Jane Jones, academic editor and productivity coach at Up In Consulting

Do you ever feel like you’re working on a million tasks at once, but not making progress on any of them? As an academic, it’s likely that you are juggling multiple commitments and projects. Even the most determined of us can find ourselves overwhelmed at the scope of our responsibilities. If you find yourself struggling to keep track of your writing amidst all your other professional obligations, then this webinar is for you.  Jane will share tips for making (and sticking to) a writing schedule, working regularly (instead of binge writing) so your projects stay fresh in your mind, and managing multiple deadlines. You will learn strategies you can employ immediately to make sure that your projects stay on the front burner no matter how busy you are. We’ll also discuss how to combat procrastination, feeling overwhelm, and distraction. You’ll leave the webinar with a plan for maintaining steady progress on your work. Learn more

Academic Writing for Social Good

Date: Monday, December 4, 3-4 p.m. ET


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Lynn WilsonJanet SalmonsPresenter: Janet Salmons, an independent researcher, writer and consultant with Vision2Lead, Inc.; and Lynn Wilson, PhD, contributing faculty in the PhD in Walden University Public Policy and Administration Program

Academic writers want to disseminate their research for many reasons. Many are motivated by university requirements for certain kinds of publications. Others want to contribute to their fields by communicating with other researchers. Some of us want to communicate with professionals or practitioners, entrepreneurs or activists, makers or inventors who work outside the ivory tower. We hope our findings can be applied to make a difference. How can we use our research and insights in ways that contribute to the social good?

In this one-hour webinar, textbook writer Janet Salmons and environmental non-profit leader Lynn Wilson will explore this question. They will share examples and suggestions for socially beneficial ways to think about our publication strategies. Learn more

Spring 2018 Webinar Series

The Anatomy of a Royalty Audit

 Date: Wednesday, January 24, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET


Juli SaitzPresenter: Juli Saitz, CPA, Senior Managing Director, Ankura Consulting Group

By now, you’ve probably heard of a royalty audit and like the many people, may not have the most positive perception of the word “audit.”  On the other hand, you may have friends or colleagues that have been through the process and recovered additional royalties that they would not have otherwise been paid.
In this webinar, Juli will dissect and explain the entire process.  Addressing questions you might have about the time and effort involved on your part, the documents needed from you, the information your publisher will provide, what steps an auditor takes to ensure your royalties are accurate, and how long the entire process takes. Learn more

Get Your Stalled Writing Project Back on Track

Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2-3 p.m. ET


Presenter: Joli Jensen, author of Write No Matter What: Advice for Academics

Write No Matter WhatJoli JensenSometimes writing projects, no matter how worthwhile or necessary, lose momentum. Stalled projects can become albatrosses, draining our energy and keeping us trapped.

In this one-hour webinar, you'll learn structured techniques to figure out the best way to deal with your stalled writing project, as well as strategies and support for recommitting to, reframing or appropriately relinquishing your stalled project. This makes it possible for you to move forward with a project you truly want to write. Learn more

Taxes and Authors: What You Should Know

Date: Monday, March 17, 3-4 p.m. ET


Robert Pesce

Presenter: Robert M. Pesce, Partner, Marcum LLP

While it is understandable that most writers would prefer to concentrate their time on their writing, writing is a business and you need to make sure you're taking care of all of the tax deductions that you should be. In this one-hour webinar, accountant Robert Pesce will share the basic tax information you should know as an author, including: What type of entity should you be?; Are you keeping good records on your business deductions?; Income from Royalties and other sources;Tax deductions; Home Office Deduction; Self Employment Tax ("SE Tax"); Pension Plans, SEPs, IRAs; and Foreign Tax Credit. Foreign Tax Certification Form 6166. Learn more

Making Textbooks Accessible to Students With Disabilities

Date: Thursday, April 12 from 2-3 p.m. ET


Presenter: Robert Martinengo, Publisher Outreach Specialist, Director, CAMI project, AMAC Accessibility
Robert MartinengoAs digital technology continues to redefine the market for instructional materials, one thing remains constant: students with disabilities must not be left out. While products evolve, the concepts of equal access, and the legal obligation of educational institutions not to discriminate, remain.

In this one-hour webinar, Martinengo will cover three main topics: 1) What authors can do now to make their manuscripts more accessible, and how to plan for an accessible final product; 2) What can happen during the publishing process that can negatively impact accessibility, and what to do about it; and 3) How to assess whether or not the final product is accessible, and what can be done to improve the situation if it is not. Learn more

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