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Browse this growing lbrary of ebooks packed with tips and strategies to improve your textbook and academic writing. 

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2019 Textbook Award-Winning Insight

Textbook Award Winning Insight ebookSeveral winners of the 2019 TAA Textbook Awards shared insight into the writing and publishing of their award-winning textbooks, which we have compiled into this latest ebook. Topics include:

  • Deciding to write and getting the interest of a publisher
  • Boosting writing confidence, scheduling writing time, software
  • Pedagogy and marketing involvement
  • What they wish they had known before they started, writing advice
  • Key to textbook longevity, preparing for the next edition

Social Media 101 Tips for Academic Writers


Open Access Opportunities: Deciding if OER Publishing is For You

Open Access ebookIn honor of Open Access Week, we have compiled several OA resources to help you decide if open access is for you, including:

  • The Top 9 Myths About OER Publishing
  • My Writing is An Open Book
  • Is Open Access Publishing Where You Want to See Your Work? Questions to Ask Yourself and Best Practices
  • Safeguarding Your Scholarship in OA: What to Look For and What to Avoid

Social Media 101 Tips for Academic Writers

5 Ws of Academic WritingThe 5 Ws of Academic Writing

During Academic Writing Month 2018, TAA hosted a series of #AcWriChat TweetChat events focused on the five W’s of academic writing. This 68-page ebook brings together the discussions and resources from those events, including:

  • The What: Defining a Research Project
  • The Where: Constructing an Effective Writing Environment
  • The When: Setting Realistic Timeframes for Your Research
  • The Who: Finding Key Sources in the Existing Literature
  • The Why: Explaining the Significance of Your Research

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Marketing Tips & Strategies for Textbook and Academic Authors

Marketing Tips & Strategies ebookDownload this free guide to marketing your work.

What You'll Get:

  • Schedule Time to Market Your Work or Pay the Consequences
  • How-to: Creating Author Pages on Facebook, Amazon and Goodreads
  • How to Develop a Great Webinar to Promote Your Book
  • How to Include Your Publications in Your LinkedIn Profle
  • 32 Ways to Market Yourself With No Money + Some Time
  • Go On the (Virtual) Road to Promote Your Book

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Publishing in Academic Journals: Tips & Strategies

Academic Journal Publishing ebookDownload this free guide to publishing in academic journals.

What You'll Get:

  • 3 "Not-So-Obvious" Tips for Article Submission and Review
  • 12-Step Checklist for Submitting Dissertation, Journal Article
  • 4 Key Strategies for Choosing the Right Journal
  • 6 Steps to Publishing in Scholarly Journals
  • Common Errors Leading to Journal Article Rejection
  • Pay to Play: Are Submission Fees Common for Publication in Journals?

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Dissertation Writing Tips & Strategies

Dissertation Writing ebookDownload this free guide to writing your dissertation.

What You'll Get:

  • 6 Ways to Overcome Challenges to Writing Your Dissertation
  • 6 Do's & Don'ts of Editing Your Dissertation
  • Make Sure You Define the Research Purpose and Question
  • 10 Ways to Tease Out Your Perfect Dissertation Topic
  • How I'm Using Milanote to Writing My PhD Thesis
  • Should You Publish Your Dissertation as a Journal Article or an Academic Book?

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Tips & Strategies for Successful Grant Writing

Download this free guide to writing successful grants.

Tips and Strategies for Successful Grant WritingWhat You'll Get:
  • Show Me the Money: How Academics Can Secure Research Money
  • 7 Strategies for Writing Successful Grants
  • Academic Grant Writing Tips from a Pro (and Lessons
    from a Rookie)
  • Prolific Grant Writer Shares His Advice on Landing

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Tips for Successful Coauthoring

Download this free guide to developing successful coauthoring relationships.

Tips for Successful CoauthoringWhat You'll Get:

  • What to consider before coauthoring
  • Before entering a coauthoring relationship, sign a collaboration agreement
  • 5 Textbook authors share advice on coauthoring relationships
  • How to determine author order when collaborating with multiple authors
  • Bringing in a coauthor requires 'reconstitution' of book project

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Time Management Tips for Textbook & Academic Authors

Download this free guide to improving your productivity.

Time Management Tips Download CoverWhat You'll Get:

  • 6 Ways to Take Control of Your Day
  • Take a Time Inventory
  • Plan for Success
  • Make the Most Out of the Time You Have
  • Learn How to Deal With Setbacks
  • Boost Writing Power & Productivity
  • Minimize Distractions and Disruptions

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Writing & Publishing Academic Journal Articles

Download this free quick-start guide for academic writers.

Writing and Publiishing Academic Journal ArticlesWhat You'll Get:

  • How to write a sophisticated, dynamic scholarly argument
  • 3 Steps to consider when crafting an article introduction
  • The not-always-obvious 'infrastructure' of journal articles: Abstracts and textual linkages
  • 4 Key strategies for choosing the right journal
  • How to navigate the peer review process

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Social Media 101: Tips for Academic Writers

Download this free quick-start guide to social media for academic writers.

Social Media 101 Tips for Academic WritersWhat You'll Get:

  • How to use social media as an academic writer
  • Types of Social Media
  • 5 Strategies for using social media to promote your writing
  • Why textbook & academic authors should make time for Twitter
  • 7 Reasons academics should blog
  • 21 Blog post ideas
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