Who We Are. The Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA) provides a wide range of professional development resources, events, and networking opportunities for textbook authors and authors of scholarly journal articles and books.

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Join the TAA Authoring Community!

With membership in TAA, you are not alone.

As a TAA member, you become part of a diverse community of textbook and academic authors with similar interests and goals. Each new member enriches the community experience by expanding its breadth of knowledge and creating more opportunities for networking and collaboration.

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Discover all of the member resources available to you to help you navigate your path to writing success:

Are you an industry professional (e.g., editor, publisher, consultant, indexer, textbook illustrator, writing coach, etc.) seeking to reach our audience of textbook and academic authors? If so, learn more about how TAA membership can benefit you, or join here.

Member Categories | Dues

Membership dues are paid on an annual basis. Your renewal date is one year from your join date.

Graduate Student | $25
Emeritus Member | $30
(Authors who are retired from teaching and are no longer writing or revising.)
Untenured Faculty or Textbook Author with Royalties Under $5,000/yr | $45
Tenured Faculty or Textbook Author with Royalties Above $5,000/yr | $95
Contributing Member | $200
Industry Professional | $82
(e.g., editor, publisher, consultant, indexer, textbook illustrator, writing coach, etc.) Join here

Member Benefits: What Can TAA Do For You?

What TAA members have to say about their membership

Chapter Membership

TAA's chapter program provides colleges and universities an efficient and cost effective way to extend their faculty development programs by offering TAA's extensive membership benefits to their faculty. Chapters benefit from a reduced annual dues rate, annual chapter grants of up to $500, two complimentary annual conference registrations, a starter mini resource library that grows each year, and all the benefits of a TAA membership. For more information about starting a TAA Chapter, visit the Chapter page or contact Maureen Foerster, Director of Institutional Memberships & Meetings at Maureen.Foerster@TAAonline.net

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