The Textbook & Academic Authors Association

The Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA) provides professional development resources, events, and networking opportunities for textbook authors and authors of scholarly journal articles and books. Established in 1987 by math author Mike Keedy, TAA is the only national, nonprofit membership association dedicated solely to assisting textbook and academic authors. TAA's name was changed from "Text and Academic Authors Association" to "Textbook & Academic Authors Association" in 2016 to offer a clearer identity for TAA in light of the new meaning of "texting" on smart devices today.

TAA offers a wide array of resources and benefits to help you navigate your path to writing success. These benefits include publication grants, webinars, a templates and samples resource library, a quarterly print newsletter, an annual conference, a variety of writing programs, and a variety of networking opportunities.

We encourage you to explore our website and discover the benefits of membership.

Mission Statement

To support textbook and academic authors in the creation of top-quality educational and scholarly works that stimulate the love of learning and foster the pursuit of knowledge.

Vision Statement

To lead the way as the premier resource for a thriving textbook and academic authoring community.

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