TAA Now Offering an Automatic Membership Renewal Option

TAA is now offering convenient, secure, online automatic membership dues renewal payments for some dues categories. Your TAA membership can be conveniently renewed on the anniversary date of your membership each year when you sign up for automatic renewal, and you can opt out at any time.

How it works:

  • Join or renew using TAA's secure, online forms and select an Auto-Renewal Member Type option on the form (marked with "AC" or "Auto-Renewal" before the Member Type). Current dues categories eligible for auto-renewal include Untenured Faculty or Textbook Author with Royalties Under $5,000/yr, Tenured Faculty or Textbook Author with Royalties Above $5,000/yr, and Industry Professional Member
  • On the anniversary date of your membership each year you will automatically be charged for the next membership year to guarantee uninterrupted access to member benefits and services. You will receive an email confirmation when this payment is processed.

Why sign up for automatic renewal?

  • Uninterrupted membership: Ensures TAA membership will continue automatically
  • Saves time: One fewer bill to remember to pay and eliminate multiple renewal reminders
  • Environmentally Friendly: Reduced delivery of paper invoices

Terms and Conditions

By opting into TAA's automatic membership renewal program, you affirm that you have carefully read, understand, and agree to the following terms and conditions:

Terms and Fees.
By opting into the automatic membership renewal program, you authorize TAA to charge your credit card on file for your membership dues once each year on the anniversary date of your membership. 

  • Membership Category. Your membership will be renewed each year at the same membership category and rate that you selected when you set up automatic membership renewal. If membership dues increase, you will receive an email notifying you of the increase at least 30 days before your card is charged, with the opportunity to cancel your auto-renewal.
  • Membership Terms of Service. All TAA memberships are valid from the member's join date to the member's anniversary date.
  • Payment Dates. Your membership dues will be charged on the anniversary date of your membership. You will receive a confirmation email when your card is charged. 

Termination. You may opt out of automatic renewals at any time by contacting Membership Coordinator Bekky Murphy by phone at (608) 567-9060 or email at [email protected]

Methods of Payment and Credit Card Terms.
By agreeing to these terms and conditions, you authorize the Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA) to process an automatic recurring payment each year on the anniversary date of your membership from the credit card you have on file with TAA. Any automatic recurring payment method or renewal authorization will remain in effect until withdrawn by the member or terminated by TAA.

  • Payment Form. TAA accepts credit payments by VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
  • Billing Information. If your card is declined, you will receive an email notification.
  • Currency. All payments must be made in United States dollars.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Automatic Membership Renewal?

A: Automatic Membership Renewal provides you with a secure, paper-free method to pay your membership dues. Rather than resubmitting your membership information each year, your membership becomes continuous. It is convenient and free, and you can opt-out at any time.

Q: How does it work?

A: When you join or renew, you select an Auto-Renewal dues category under the Member Type section on the new member or renewal form, and your dues will be automatically charged to your credit card each year on the anniversary date of your membership. An e-mail confirmation will be sent to you after you join, and you will receive an e-mail confirmation each time your renewal is processed.

Q: Are there any additional fees for Automatic Membership Renewal?

A: No. It is offered at no additional charge.

Q: Are checks accepted?

A: No. It is offered via credit card only, and only when you join or renew through our online membership forms.

Q: When will the payment be charged to my account?

A: Your first payment will be processed immediately after submitting a new member or renewal form. Subsequent payments will be charged each year on the anniversary date of your membership.

Q: How much will I be charged each year?

A: You will be charged the full dues amount that you selected when you signed up for automatic membership renewal.

Q: What if my credit card changes or expires?

Contact Membership Coordinator Bekky Murphy at (608) 567-9060 or [email protected]

Q: Is my credit card information secure?

Yes, your credit/debit card is securely stored with our payment processor, Authorize.net which is fully PCI compliant.

Q: Will I get an invoice for my dues?

A: No. We will automatically charge your credit card each year on the anniversary date of your membership. You will receive an email confirmation each time your card is charged.

Q: How do I reconcile any problems I may have with Automatic Membership Renewal?

A: Contact Membership Coordinator Bekky Murphy by phone at (608) 567-9060 or email at [email protected]

Q: What if I want to cancel Automatic Membership Renewal?

A: You may cancel at any time. You can contact Membership Coordinator Bekky Murphy by phone at (608) 567-9060 or email at [email protected]

Q: Can I set up my account to automatically renew the membership I paid for months ago without renewing it now?

A: Unfortunately not. Automatic membership renewal is tied to the specific transaction and can't be made retroactively. The auto-renewing membership must be paid for by credit card, the transaction must be current, and must be approved by our credit card processing company in order for the auto-renewing membership to be created.