Join the TAA Authoring Community!

With membership in TAA, you are not alone.

As a TAA member, you become part of a diverse community of textbook and academic authors with similar interests and goals. Each new member enriches the community experience by expanding its breadth of knowledge and creating more opportunities for networking and collaboration.



*Membership dues for Published or Aspiring Textbook or Academic Authors and Industry Professionals are automatically renewed on the anniversary date of your membership. You will receive a week before your card is charged and can cancel anytime. Cancelling anytime during your membership year means that your card will not be automatically charged when your membership is up for renewal next year. To cancel your membership subscription, contact Kim Pawlak at [email protected] or (507) 459-1363.

TAA members receive much more than they pay in dues each year. Here are just some of the benefits and services you receive as a TAA member:

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Grants & Discounts

  • Offset your out-of-pocket expenses with publication grants or maximize your royalty potential with a textbook contract review grant.
  • Browse a list of academic coaches, editors, consultants, intellectual property attorneys, indexers, accountants and tax advisors, and more, offering discounted rates exclusively to TAA members.

Writing Programs

  • Accomplish your academic writing goals by focusing on two areas of academic writing that many authors tend to struggle with - isolation and accountability – with TAA’s Month of Motivation program, now available by subscription! Open to members only. 
  • Flex your writing muscles in the TAA Writing Gym. This 6-week work-out-on-your-own gym time will serve as your writing accountability partner as you work to achieve your writing goals. The gym is open to those writing textbooks, scholarly journal articles, and dissertations. Open to members only.
  • Get support on writing your first textbook with this new online course, Writing and Developing Your College TextbookWriting and crafting a textbook and attending to authoring tasks is a time-consuming, complex—some would say monumental—project, even harrowing at times. Whether you are writing a textbook for a traditional publisher, self-publishing, or writing an open-access textbook, this course covers everything you need to be successful.

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