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2017 TAA Textbook Awards Ceremony - June 9
The 2017 Textbook Award winners will be honored at an awards ceremony to be held on June 9 at the Renaissance Providence Hotel in conjunction with the 2017 TAA Conference in Providence, Rhode Island. A cocktail reception will immediately follow.
For more than 20 years, TAA has supported textbook and academic authors through these highly-recognized awards, given annually to emerging and veteran published authors in eight subject categories. Works are judged by textbook authors and subject matter experts for their merits in four areas: 1) Pedagogy; 2) Content/Scholarship; 3) Writing; 4) Appearance & Design.
The 2017 Textbook Awards Ceremony and Reception will be held at the Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel in Providence, RI, June 9 from 4:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. If you are planning to attend the full conference, please register here. The cost of the Awards Ceremony and Reception are included with conference registration. If you are planning to attend the ceremony only, please complete this form. Attendance at the ceremony and reception is free for each award winner and one guest. Rooms at the Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel, where TAA has a special rate of $149, are filling up fast. Visit the Hotel & Travel page on the conference website for details on reserving your room.
Here's what some of the 2017 Textbook Award winners had to say:
"After 24 years of textbook writing, it is deeply gratifying to receive this affirmation of the value of my work. I am very grateful to my team at McGraw-Hill Education, from editorial and design through marketing, whose commitment to quality has been vital to the success of my books." -- Kenneth Saladin, author of Anatomy & Physiology: The Unity of Form and Function, 2017 McGuffey Longevity Award Winner
"I'm thrilled to receive this honor along with my co-author Tracy Tuten and our publisher SAGE. While we constantly focus on creating a valuable resource for our faculty adopters and student readers, validation by our peers is a rare opportunity and very gratifying." -- Michael Solomon, co-author of Social Media Marketing, 2017 Textbook Excellence Award Winner