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.
This section provides a collection of links to author organizations, groups, and resources especially for textbook and academic authors.
Textbook & Academic Writing Blogs
The Textbook Author contains tips, tools, and notes on the practical side of being an academic text author.
Cassie Premo Steele's blog is dedicated to empowering women in the academy. It contains weekly tips and inspiration.
The Thesis Whisperer developed ‘Shut up and Write!’ which “turns writing from a solitary, to a social experience.” You can either start a group near you or find a group in your area using their interactive map.
PhD2Published. This blog is packed with tips, so many that we're not even sure where to start. You’ll just have to check it out for yourself.
Get a Life, PhD. Tanya Golash-Boza offers practical step-by-step advice for various aspects of the writing and publishing process.
Explorations of Style. Rachael Cayley is a wealth of knowledge for academic writing and productivity.
The Chronicle of Higher Education. The ‘Advice’ section offers academics advice for all facets of academia, but if you scroll almost to the bottom you’ll find the heading, ‘Page Proof.’ Focus is on academic writing and book proposals; all are written by Rachel Toor.
PhD Talk. Tips not only include those on writing and motivation, but also on surviving as a PhD student. Eva Lantsoght will draw you in with her down-to-earth personality and sound advice.
James Hayton, PhD. James Hayton has a vast archive of articles, many of which I'm sure you'll find to be practical, easy to follow, and, of course, helpful.
Academia.edu is a "tree of academics around the world" that helps academics keep track of new people and papers in their field.
Academic Author Advisers is a literary consulting group that helps higher education textbook authors and content writers get the best return and greater satisfaction from their writing experiences.
Academic Coaching & Writing (ACW) is a group of professional academic coaches and consultants that provide research consulting and coaching for dissertation and academic writing, career and professional growth (including help with balancing the demands of research, teaching and service), and leadership development.
Book Publishers & Literary Agents helps individuals make key connections with book publishers and literary agents. TAA members receive a 10% discount on sending out a query if they mention their TAA membership at the time they place their order.
Global English Editing is an online-only professional editing company that provides specialist academic editing services to academics and PhD students seeking publication.
The Expert Editor recently published a list of the top 50 apps and resources for writers.
Open Colleges: 5 Handy Tips to Improve Your Writing Skills - Professional editor, Lisa Lepki, explains 5 ways to edit your writing to get your point across much more clearly.
Software for Textbook & Academic Authors
Goodsync synchronizes and backs up files such as photos, financial documents, MP3s and emails between desktops, laptops, servers and external drives.
Instapaper allows you to save and store articles, videos and other information you find while browsing and read it across all of your devices.
Fences desktop organizer helps you organize your PC by automatically placing your shortcuts and icons into resizable shaded areas on your desktop called fences.
Copyright Clearance Center's Beyond the Book explores issues facing the information content industry and helps creative professionals realize the full potential of their works, while encouraging respect for intellectual property and the principles of copyright.
The 110 Best Apps, Tools and Resources for Writers in 2017. More than 100 tools, apps, and resources with the potential to be a helper and guide along the way.
American Society of Journalists and Authors. ASJA, based in New York, represents mostly freelance contributors to magazines and newspapers.
American Society of Indexers. ASI's mission is to promote excellence in indexing and to increase awareness of the value of well-written, well-designed indexes.
Association of American Publishers. The AAP is the principal trade association of the book publishing industry.
The International Association for Research on Textbooks and Educational Media (IARTEM). Nonprofit professional membership association whose mission is to promote research on, and an understanding of, textbooks and educational media; establish contact between all parties interested in educational media and textbook issues; and strengthen the focus on educational media and textbook issues in teacher education and teacher training.
Kopinor. The Norwegian reproduction rights organization.
National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity. NCFDD is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community of over 25,000 graduate students, post-docs and faculty members
Sisters of the Academy. Founded in 2001, the mission of Sisters of the Academy (SOTA) Institute is to facilitate the success of Black women in the Academy.
The above directory is being built as members give us information about other author organizations and author resources. We will do our best to build a comprehensive list and to keep the list up-to-date. But because there are so many author organizations, and because some are short-lived, you may find some information is dated. Please help us keep the list current. Email us at Info@TAAonline.net