The 2025 Textbook Awards nomination form will open September 2 - November 1, 2024.

For more than 20 years, TAA has supported emerging and veteran textbook and academic authors through its annual Textbook Awards Program. 

Nominated works are judged for their merits in four areas:

  • Pedagogy
  • Content/Scholarship
  • Writing
  • Appearance & Design

Each entry is judged on its own merit in these four areas regardless of other nominations in the same field or category. Self-published books and e-books are welcome.


Fifty-seven textbooks were awarded 2024 Textbook Awards by the Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA).  

View the 2024 Textbook Award Winners Media Kit

Just some of the many comments and congratulations shared during the ceremony, which was held Friday, April 26, 2024:

Leah Fargotstein: "Congratulations to everyone! A lot of effort over many years has gone into these books by the authors, and it's so nice to see it acknowledged!"

Keidra Navaroli: "On behalf of my coauthor Keri Watson and I, thank you TAA for the honor and Oxford University Press for their nomination of "This is America: Re-Viewing the Art of the United States"!! We are grateful to our loving families and the University of Central Florida for their support. Congrats colleagues!

Jay Goldberg: "Nice job fellow award winners. Thank you to TAA for acknowledging the quality and value of our textbooks. It is nice to be recognized for our contributions."

Jeannean Rollins: "On behalf of my author team, we are honored to continue the excellent work of Vinita Merrill, a true pioneer in the medical imaging field. Thank you TAA for recognizing this amazing textbook. I studied from it, teach from it, and it is truly a blessing to work on continuing its excellence in radiography education."

Rebecca Paynter: 

  • "Dan's passion for teaching and care for his students shines through in his book, which is replete with resources for anyone faced with the daunting task of public speaking. Congratulations--UAGC is so proud of you, Dan!"
  • "Newton, Sarah, and Te are ROCK STARS. Congratulations on creating a relevant, relatable text that helps guide students through their first course in education."
  • "UAGC is so grateful to Sabrina for her skillfulness in thinking through how students can make the most of their general education to be good problem solvers and change leaders. Congratulations, Sabrina! We are so excited about this meaningful and thoughtful book!"

For more information about these awards, including how to nominate your works, click on the specific awards below.

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McGuffey Longevity Award "McGuffey"

The William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award ("McGuffey") recognizes textbooks and learning materials whose excellence has been demonstrated over time. Learn more

Textbook Excellence Award logoTextbook Excellence Award "Texty"

TAA's Textbook Excellence Award ("Texty") recognizes excellence in current textbooks and learning materials. Learn more


Most Promising New Textbook Award LogoMost Promising New Textbook Award

The Most Promising New Textbook Award recognizes excellence in 1st edition textbooks and learning materials. Learn more