This section provides a collection of links to author organizations, groups, and resources especially for textbook and academic authors. Content is organized in the following subsections: 

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Textbook & Academic Writing Blogs

Academic Writers Studio is a 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit whose mission is to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education by expanding access to academic editing, coaching, and other forms of support for scholars. We want to help you become more engaged in your scholarship and satisfied with what you do.

Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers. The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers blog includes helpful posts to connect, inform, develop and represent the scholarly publishing community.

Copyright Clearance Center's Velocity of ContentFeaturing breaking news and thoughtful analysis from across the dynamic global content industry, CCC’s Velocity of Content is a platform for thought leaders and industry experts operating at the speed of content to share new ideas, observations, and knowledge and stay on top of emerging industry trends and challenges.

Explorations of Style. Rachael Cayley is a wealth of knowledge for academic writing and productivity.

Get a Life, PhD. Tanya Golash-Boza offers practical step-by-step advice for various aspects of the writing and publishing process.

James Hayton, PhD. James Hayton has a vast archive of articles, many of which I'm sure you'll find to be practical, easy to follow, and, of course, helpful.

Jo Van Every believes that your (academic) work is important and valuable. You get to define what success looks like for you and go for it. You can learn more about how I approach academic writing and life in the Library.

Live. Write. Thrive. C.S. Lakin is a novelist, a copyeditor, a writing coach, a mom, a backpacker, and a whole bunch of other things. Her recent blog article might be a post on writing, editing, or Labrador retrievers. She's also quite the expert on pygmy goats.

MethodSpaceSponsored by SAGE Publishing, a leading publisher of books and journals in research methods, the site is created for students and researchers to network and share research, resources and debates.

patter. Pat Thomson covers everything from thesis writing to journal etiquette and rejections, to how to get started on the page.

PhD Talk. Tips not only include those on writing and motivation, but also on surviving as a PhD student. Eva Lantsoght will draw you in with her down-to-earth personality and sound advice.

Raul Pacheco-Vega, PhD is an Associate Professor with the Methods Lab at the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) Sede Mexico. His research is interdisciplinary by nature and he often provides research and writing tips on his blog.

ScholarStudioBlogThis blog is unique in that it addresses graduate students as well as graduate faculty and administrators. By “overhearing” articles addressed to their counterparts, these stakeholders in graduate education come to better understand each other’s needs and professional realities.

STM Publishing News has been specially created to bring together the STM (Science, Technical, Medical) publishing professionals of the world. Publishers, academics, aggregators & content providers can keep up to date with industry trends and developments, exchange ideas and network with like-minded individuals.

The Academic Creative. Katie Linder is an academic creative. Whether she's writing books, recording podcast episodes, hosting webinars, or building courses, she loves to create new things that help other academics and higher education professionals see their creative potential.

The Chronicle of Higher Education. The ‘Advice’ section offers academics advice for all facets of academia, but if you scroll almost to the bottom you’ll find the heading, ‘Page Proof.’ Focus is on academic writing and book proposals; all are written by Rachel Toor.

The Scholarly KitchenThe mission of the Society for Scholarly Publishing is “[t]o advance scholarly publishing and communication, and the professional development of its members through education, collaboration, and networking.” The Scholarly Kitchen is a moderated and independent blog aimed to help fulfill this mission by bringing together differing opinions, commentary, and ideas, and presenting them openly.

The Textbook Author contains tips, tools, and notes on the practical side of being an academic text author.

The Research Whisperer. Just like the Thesis Whisperer – but with more money.

The Thesis Whisperer developed ‘Shut up and Write!’ which “turns writing from a solitary, to a social experience.” You can either start a group near you or find a group in your area using their interactive map.

Write to DoneWhether you write non-fiction, novels, blog posts, or sales pages – you will find inspiration and tips here at Write to Done.

Write, Publish, Thrive! A blog about writing, publishing and the scholarly life.

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Author-Related Services

48 Hour Books prints professional quality books, on schedule. We also offer expertise and assistance along the way. If you’re ready to self-publish, you need a trusted partner. is a "tree of academics around the world" that helps academics keep track of new people and papers in their field.

Ankura Consulting Group is a business advisory and expert services firm.  As an independent firm built on five key principles – Integrity, Quality, Diversity, Collaboration and Longevity – Ankura’s relationships extend beyond one engagement or issue. Ankura has an extensive practice relating to royalty compliance audits of underlying publishing agreements.

Archstone Law Group, P.C. provides creative legal solutions to help their clients - including textbook and academic authors in all disciplines- make the most of their intellectual property. 

BookBabyWith over 50,000 book printing projects successfully delivered last year, we know what authors, publishers, speakers, and other book buyers require and expect from their book printer. Whether you need 25 copies or 10,000, BookBaby is the leader in book printing services and support.

BookXtra is a free service for authors. Add your book cover and your book's accompanying & unique content to sell your book from their website.

Copyright Clearance Center helps authors, creators, individual copyright holders and their representatives license the use of their copyrighted material and gain a deeper knowledge of the business of writing.

Discovery EducationDiscovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital curriculum resources for K–12 classrooms worldwide. We are the home to award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, and the largest professional development community of its kind.

Eli Review supports peer feedback and revision. It structures the process: write, review, plan, resubmit. Instructors have many options for designing tasks and coaching students. Explore these resources to see what’s right for your class.

Enago specializes in providing scientific and academic editing services to researchers and helps them to get published in high-impact factor journals globally.

Enago Academy's Book Review Section provides the perfect platform for publishers and authors to showcase their books along with reviews written by distinguished experts in their fields.

Exhale Online Writing Retreats, Online writing retreats take place on Fridays.

FlatWorld is a higher-education publisher dedicated to breaking down the barriers to education. By offering more than 100 titles starting at $29.95 each, we're helping put textbooks in the hands of all students, on the first day of class.

Gadget Software designs smart manuals around collections of ideas, each containing media elements that are key to express its concept (e.g. images, videos, maps, etc.). Our smart manuals can connect to other data resources to bring relevant information into view, and can integrate with other technologies, such as AR and smart eyewear, to provide a complete understanding of an important process or procedure. Just as Google and Waze maps help us navigate from one place to another, smart manuals help us quickly navigate from one idea or concept to another.

GetcoversOur team of vetted in-house designers will make sure you get the best cover for your next book.

Glasstree was developed by academics as a solution to the traditional academic publishing monopoly. The Glasstree platform makes a perfect companion for your university's publishing needs.

Global English Editing is an online-only professional editing company that provides specialist academic editing services to academics and PhD students seeking publication.

IngramSparkIf you're an independent author or publisher looking to publish quality print books and ebooks with global book distribution and free resources to help you self-publish successfully, you’ve come to the right place! Once you write and format your book, we make it possible to share it with the world.

InstantPublisher helps authors achieve their self-publishing dreams since 2001. InstantPublisher offers quick, affordable book publishing, knowledgeable customer service and a variety of print finishing options.

LibreTexts is an easy to use online platform for open access educational materials that are free to all. Supported by the US Government Department of Education, today LibreTexts gets over 6 million visits per month. Instructors can use available LibreTexts or remix them to quickly build course‐specific resources to meet the needs of their students.

MindEdgeReplace your traditional textbooks with MindEdge's online college courses. Your students will pay less and get more.

ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized.

Print TrailPrint Trail is for anyone who wants a ‘no hassle’ method to sell printed books, brochures, reports and publications direct to end customers.

Project MUSEProject MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

Publishing Training Centre is a network of over 50 publishing and training professionals focused solely on delivering training courses for the publishing industry and developing publishing skills.

Research to Action (R2A) is a website catering for the strategic and practical needs of people trying to improve the uptake of development research, in particular those funded by DFID.

Riverwinds Consulting offers a full catalog of services to associations, publishers, and other organizations. Specializing in scholarly publishing, Riverwinds addresses both print and digital needs.

Ruthless Red PenBecause people judge you when you use poor grammar, you may need a meticulous editor; well-written documents help establish your professional reputation. As your editor, I would check and correct errors in the following categories: mechanics, clarity, brevity, style, audience sensitivity, and tone.

Scholar StudioDr. Daveena Tauber is a scholar and writing consultant who works with graduate programs and graduate students nationally and internationally. She holds a Ph.D. in English from Rutgers University. Daveena is passionate about helping graduate students succeed and has worked with hundreds of clients as they have defended theses and dissertations, published articles, and landed jobs. Her talks and workshops are engaging and valuable. pairs professionals with college students in a mentor/mentee relationship.

Stylus PublishingStylus’ publishing focuses on higher education, covering such areas as teaching and learning, student affairs, professional development, service learning and community engagement, study abroad, assessment, online learning, racial diversity on campus, women’s issues, doctoral education, adult education, and leadership and administration.

The Book Designer. Practical advice, templates, and tools for designing and publishing books.

TheBookPatchAt TheBookPatch we provide solutions for publishing, printing & selling your book.

The Expert Editor recently published a list of the top 50 apps and resources for writers.

Thought Clearing provides dissertation coaching and academic editing services.

Wendy Laura Belcher: Writing Advice for AcademicsFrom the author of the best-seller Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success (2nd ed, 2019), which has helped thousands to publish their important work and has been cited in over 270 publications, this website provides advice and support for academics searching for writing assistance. Dr. Belcher is a professor of medieval, early modern, and modern African literature at Princeton University.

WordCo is America’s largest full-service indexing company, with offices located in Norwich, Connecticut. Our clients include many of the major publishing houses as well as smaller presses and individual authors. Our team of indexing professionals is dedicated to getting the job done right, on time, and for a fair price.

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Software for Textbook & Academic Authors

7 Must-Have Apps For WritersHere are seven great apps that are perfect for writers — and most of them are free!

Best Project Management Software. A list of the best project management software options of 2018, assembled by Cloudwards.

Book Creator. The simple way to create and share ebooks in your classroom.

Book Royalties Calculator is an online tool that compares the book royalty rates for each publishing option. Individuals and groups can utilize the calculator to compare publishing avenues, and determine the earning potential for various publications.

Bulk Rename Utility. This free file renaming software for Windows allows you to easily rename files and entire folders based upon extremely flexible criteria.

Crossref makes research outputs easy to find, cite, link, and assess.

DabbleDabble is an easy-to-use online writing tool, packed with helpful features that allows beginning novelists and published authors to create amazing stories.

Essential WordPress plugins and tools for your blog. Wondering which plugins to install on your WordPress blog? But not sure which of the thousands of plugins you need? No problem.

Evernote provides one workspace that lives across your phone, tablet, and computer.

Fences desktop organizer helps you organize your PC by automatically placing your shortcuts and icons into resizable shaded areas on your desktop called fences. 

FlipBuilder Animation Textbook Maker. The Flip PDF Plus textbook software provides digital publishing solution that helps teachers and trainers create interactive textbook. Get started with hundreds of professional templates, embed video, animation into the textbook, almost every illustrator can create inspiring textbook from PDF teaching material.

Goodsync synchronizes and backs up files such as photos, financial documents, MP3s and emails between desktops, laptops, servers and external drives.

Instapaper allows you to save and store articles, videos and other information you find while browsing and read it across all of your devices.

Journal evaluation toolIn order to assist you in making the best decisions for your work, and to avoid journals that may not be credible, the William H. Hannon Library has developed a rubric for the evaluation of journals.

PerfectIt. PerfectIt includes seven categories of powerful checks for business, science, medical, legal and creative works.

Roboform password organizer. This password management software allows you to use only one master password to access all of your password-protected sites.

Scimago Journal & Country RankThe SCImago Journal & Country Rank is a publicly available portal that includes the journals and country scientific indicators developed from the information contained in the Scopus® database (Elsevier B.V.).

ScrivenerScrivener is the go-to app for writers of all kinds, used every day by best-selling novelists, screenwriters, non-fiction writers, students, academics, lawyers, journalists, translators and more. Scrivener won't tell you how to write—it simply provides everything you need to start writing and keep writing.

TExtract. With TExtract you create the back-of-book index for the printed and ebook editions of your book in three steps, using a unique combination of automated and manual indexing

The Lens serves global patent and scholarly knowledge as a public good to inform science- and technology-enabled problem solving.

Think. Check. Submit. helps researchers identify trusted journals and publishers for their research.

VellumYou will start with a prepared manuscript and finish ready to generate files for each major book platform and for print.

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Open Access Resources

B.C. Campus Open Education: Open Textbook Self-Publishing Guide is a practical reference/development tool for individuals or groups wanting to write and publish an open textbook. This guide provides details on the preparation, planning, writing, and publication of an open textbook as well as the importance of editing and proofreading, Copyright, open copyright licenses, and the differences between citation and attribution are discussed.

Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) is a growing consortium of community and technical colleges committed to expanding access to education and increasing student success through adoption of open educational policy, practices, and resources.

Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI) brings together representatives from North American universities, colleges, and research institutions with established faculty open access policies and those in the process of developing such policies.

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) open to all publishers who publish academic, peer reviewed books in Open Access and should contain as many books as possible, provided that these publications are in Open Access and meet academic standards. The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books. Academic publishers are invited to provide metadata of their Open Access books to DOAB.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. All DOAJ services are free of charge including being indexed. All data is freely available.

ELDER Project. Free textbooks (aka open textbooks) written by knowledgable scholars are a relatively new phenomenon. Below, find a meta list of 150 Free Textbooks, and check back often for new additions.

F1000ResearchAn innovative open access publishing platform offering rapid publication and open peer review, whilst supporting data deposition and sharing.

Free Journal NetworkThe purpose of this site is to promote scholarly journals run according to the Fair Open Access model (roughly, journals that are controlled by the scholarly community, and have no financial barriers to readers and authors – see the Fair Open Access Principles for full details).

Open Access DirectoryThe Open Access Directory (OAD) is a compendium of simple factual lists about open access (OA) to science and scholarship, maintained by the OA community at large.

Open Access Publishing in European Networks (OAPEN)The OAPEN Library contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of humanities and social sciences. OAPEN works with publishers to build a quality controlled collection of open access books, and provides services for publishers, libraries and research funders in the areas of deposit, quality assurance, dissemination, and digital preservation.

Open Book PublishersAs a non-profit, academic-led Open Access publisher our priority is to ensure that high-quality academic books are freely available to readers worldwide.

panOpen is a platform that enables mainstream institutional adoption of Open Educational Resources as an alternative to commercial textbooks.

ScienceOpen is a professional networking platform for scholars to enhance their research in the open, make an impact, and receive credit for it. We provide context building services for publishers, to bring researchers closer to the content than ever before. Our advanced search and discovery functions, combined with post-publication peer review, recommendation, social sharing, and collection-building features make ScienceOpen the only research platform you’ll ever need.

Sherpa Romeo is an online resource that aggregates and analyses publisher open access policies from around the world and provides summaries of publisher copyright and open access archiving policies on a journal-by-journal basis.

Springer Open Access books. A filtered search for Open Access books published by Springer International Publishing AG.

The Enago Open Access Journal Finder enables you to find quality open access journals that are pre-vetted to protect you from predatory publishers. This free journal finder solves common issues on predatory journals, journal authenticity, and article processing fees by utilizing a validated journal index provided by the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).

UnpaywallAn open database of 27,098,323 free scholarly articles. We harvest Open Access content from over 50,000 publishers and repositories, and make it easy to find, track, and use.

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Author-Related Websites

15 Inspirational Education Books Written By and For TeachersNo matter where you work or how long you’ve been in the field, being a teacher is a challenging, yet rewarding profession. To make it all a little easier, we’ve rounded up 15 books by teachers that will inspire and motivate you.

200 Best Writing Tools And Resources Every Student Needs covers information about different types of academic papers, as well as useful tools and resources for students.

40 Blog Post Ideas For Novelists, Poets, And Creative WritersBelow, you’ll find a great list of blog post ideas for writers that you can use as writing prompts.

55 Social Media Hashtags for Book Authors (and how to use them)Boost your social media efforts and effectiveness by following — and using — this list of hashtags for writers.

A Comprehensive Guide to APA Citations and Format provides you with an overview of APA format. Included is information about referencing, various citation formats with examples for each source type, and other helpful information.

Academic Decluttering designed and facilitated by Meggin McIntosh, PhD. This series will not be “decluttering lite.” Yes, we will talk about paper and other physical stuff that is clogging up your office and home. Yes, we will talk about email and digital clutter. And, we will also talk about commitments, promises, hostility, stories, roles, planners, to-do lists, and more. Your learning will be framed using these six principles: courage, authenticity, service, truthfulness, love, and effectiveness (CASTLE® Principles).

Co-authorship in the Humanities and Social Sciences is a white paper exploring the experiences of co-authorship by researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS).

Digital Book World. Thought leadership, best practices, and the gathering of community across the wide world of publishing.

Editorial Freelancers Association offers resources to scholarly and textbook editors, indexers, and other editorial professionals.

Editors Canada. Online Directory of editors.

Enago Academy offers comprehensive and up-to-date resources for researchers, publishers, editors, and students to learn and share their experience about research and publishing. Enago Academy also conducts workshops primarily for ESL authors, early-stage researchers, and graduate students.

How to Write a Non-Fiction Book. A free course. Every piece of information you need to write a book is right here: templates, videos, live Q&As, and special tricks from Tucker Max, a 4x New York Times bestselling author.

IBPA Hybrid Publisher Criteria. In February 2018, the IBPA Advocacy Committee published a list of nine criteria defining what it means to be a professional hybrid publisher.

Image Description Guidelines. These image description guidelines were developed by the Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family National Center for Accessible Media at WGBH (NCAM) in conjunction with the DIAGRAM Center (Digital Image And Graphic Resources for Accessible Materials) at Benetech.

Introduction to Academic Writing and Publishing Master CourseThis how to: academia master course created by Katie Linder includes nine mini-courses for new and experienced academic authors. This master course covers: Juggling Multiple Writing Projects; Organizing an Edited Collection; Promoting an Academic Book; Interacting with Journal Editors; Setting & Accomplishing Writing Goals; Writing a Book Proposal; Being a Productive Writer; Creating & Maintaining Your Publishing Pipeline; and Designing a Five-Year Publishing Plan.

Modern Book ProductionThis is an overview of a modern book-production process, designed to produce multi-format publications from a single, version-controlled content source.

MOSAIQDiscover new content in a new way. MOSAIQ’s CurationIQ is a content marketplace built for educational product creators. Finding and licensing exceptional PreK-12 content is now easier than ever.

Office Hours Rebus Community & Open Textbook Network bring you "Office Hours". A regular video chat with special guest on topics around all things Open Textbooks.

Open Colleges: 5 Handy Tips to Improve Your Writing Skills - Professional editor, Lisa Lepki, explains 5 ways to edit your writing to get your point across much more clearly.

Peer Review WeekPeer Review Week is a yearly global event celebrating the essential role that peer review plays in maintaining scientific quality. The event brings together individuals, institutions, and organizations committed to sharing the central message that good peer review, whatever shape or form it might take, is critical to scholarly communications.

Scholars' Retreat is a for-profit retreat designed to provide the opportunity for intensive, focused, non-distracting, supervised writing time so that you may make significant progress toward the completion of your dissertation, thesis, or writing project.

Scribendi offers professional editing and proofreading and contains articles about front matter, how to conquer writer’s block, tips to stay awake when writing, how to use proper punctuation, and common mistakes to avoid in writing.

Self-Publishing Short: Creating Your Own Publishing Company. Jera Publishing is a team of self-publishing specialists, offering high-quality, affordable services for the indie and self-publishing author: cover design, interior layout, eBook conversion, marketing, and self-publishing consultation.

SoTL by Design is your comprehensive guide to navigating the IRB process, choosing a research question, exploring SoTL research designs, mapping evidence, creating a data analysis plan, crafting a project timeline, and strategizing about the dissemination of SoTL project results.

Textbook Affordability ConferenceThe Textbook Affordability Conference (TAC) has expanded and adapted its content and purpose to unlock new ways to create, tell the story of, and evaluate affordable course materials for our students. From face-to-face events in prior years to virtual experiences in 2020, colleagues from across the higher education community have joined together to discuss, develop, implement and champion a course materials strategy on their campus. 

The 30 Articles in Just 30 Days Self-paced, Self-study Program gives you the structure and instruction to be able to write 300- to 1000-word articles easily and quickly.  You can drop the stress and anxiety and instead find yourself writing regularly – and very possibly – even enjoying it!

The Academic Book Promotion Toolkit is a course for new and experienced academic authors who need the structure, tools, templates, and guidance to create a plan and timeline for promoting a new book.

The Academic Writing StudioThe Academic Writing Studio and A Meeting With Your Writing will help you write more and thus publish more. It also changes how your work feels.

The Complete Guide to MLA & Citations provides an in-depth overview of MLA format. It includes information related to MLA citations, plagiarism, proper formatting for in-text and regular citations, and examples of citations for many different types of sources.

The SPARC Author Addendum is a legal instrument that modifies the publisher’s agreement and allows you to keep key rights to your articles. The Author Addendum is a free resource developed by SPARC in partnership with Creative Commons and Science Commons, established non-profit organizations that offer a range of copyright options for many different creative endeavors.

The Weary Writer's Guide to Better BloggingKeeping your author blog current and engaging has many benefits: It improves your site rank in search engines, helps solidify your reputation as a professional writer, strengthens your author platform, and attracts new fans. But sometimes it’s hard to find the time, focus, and energy to keep your author website’s blog updated regularly with new posts. Here are some tips to help you stay motivated, energized, and on track!

Your Author Business Plan: A Framework for the Creative Entrepreneur. A business plan framework with the creative entrepreneur in mind.

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Author Organizations

Academic PodcastingThis online community is a private network of friendly peers involved in academic podcasting—or thinking about starting an academic podcast. Now is the best time to start a podcast, so join us and learn how create an audio stage for your expertise in your discipline, a way to support your textbook(s), or to expand your professional network. If you are an experienced academic podcaster, please join us to mentor those just starting their journeys—and add to your own toolbox for growing your show.

Alliance of Independent Authors. ALLi is an open and diverse organisation with a core mission of ethics and excellence in self-publishing.

American Society of Indexers. ASI's mission is to promote excellence in indexing and to increase awareness of the value of well-written, well-designed indexes.

Artists Rights Society. The Artists Rights Society, based in New York, is the preeminent copyright, licensing and monitoring organization for visual articles in the U.S.

Association of American Publishers. The AAP is the principal trade association of the book publishing industry.

Association of University PressesThe Association of University Presses advances the essential role of a global community of publishers whose mission is to ensure academic excellence and cultivate knowledge.

Authors Coalition. The Authors Coalition represents several major U.S. author organizations, including the Text and Academic Authors Association, as a recipient of repatriated reprographic monies for its member organizations.

Authors Guild. The Authors Guild predominantly represents trade book authors.

Dramatists Guild. The Dramatists Guild is the professional association of playwrights, composers, lyricists & librettists.

The International Association for Research on Textbooks and Educational Media (IARTEM). Nonprofit professional membership association whose mission is to promote research on, and an understanding of, textbooks and educational media; establish contact between all parties interested in educational media and textbook issues; and strengthen the focus on educational media and textbook issues in teacher education and teacher training.

Library Publishing Coalition. The LPC is an independent, community-led membership association of academic and research libraries and library consortia engaged in scholarly publishing.

Mystery Writers of America. Mystery Writers of America is the premier organization for mystery writers, professionals allied to the crime writing field, aspiring crime writers, and those who are devoted to the genre.

National Association of Science Writers. NASW fights for the free flow of science news.

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity. NCFDD is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community of over 25,000 graduate students, post-docs and faculty members

National Writers Union. The National Writers Union, formed in 1981, is affiliated with the United Auto Workers union and the AFL-CIO.

Novelists, Inc. Novelists Inc. is based in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan. Ninc is the only writers organization devoted exclusively to the needs of multi-published novelists.

Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association. OASPA is an international community of Open Access publishers whose mission is to represent the interests of Open Access (OA) journal and book publishers globally, across all subjects and disciplines.

Romance Writers of America. Romance Writers is based in Houston, Texas.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers. SFWA is a professional organization for authors of science fiction, fantasy and related genres.

Sisters in Crime. Sisters in Crime promotes the professional development and advancement of women crime writers to achieve equality in the industry.

Sisters of the Academy. Founded in 2001, the mission of Sisters of the Academy (SOTA) Institute is to facilitate the success of Black women in the Academy.

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Based in Los Angeles, SCBWA is the only professional organization specifically for those individuals writing and illustrating for children and young adults in the fields of children’s literature, magazines, film, television, and multimedia.

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