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As a TAA member, you would gain access to even more resources, including upcoming webinars, textbook contract review grants and publication grants, and discounts on professional services from academic coaches, editors, attorneys, indexers and more. Ready to Join? Join by November 1 and get $10 off and a complimentary ebook, Guide to Making Time to Write: 100+ Time & Productivity Management Tips for Textbook and Academic Authors. Learn more

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Boldly Go: 5 Ways to Be a More Confident Academic

Presenter: Mary Beth Averill, academic writing coach, editor, and author of The Confident Academic: Overcoming the small fish, big pond experience… and other difficult matters

Many academics lack confidence in some aspect of their professional lives. Some are open about this; for others, it’s a well-kept secret. In this one-hour webinar by Academic Writing Coach, Editor and Author Mary Beth Averill, she briefly surveys some of the reasons academics lack confidence and shares 5 ways you can increase your confidence as an academic.

Beyond Productivity: How to Build a Joyful Writing Practice

Presenter: Michelle Boyd, PhD, Writer, Scholar, Founder, InkWell Academic Writing Retreats

Are you tired of feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or unconfident as a writer? Do you long to recover your love of inquiry and cultivate a joyful relationship with your writing? IMichelle Boyd of InkWell Academic Writing Retreats explains why writing is so emotionally taxing, describe how scholars can use social writing to overcome their writing fears. Better understand your own barriers and have a step-by-step plan for implementing your personalized social writing strategy.

Connecting with a College Textbook Publisher in Changing Times

Presenter: Sean Wakely, Vice President of Product and Editorial, FlatWorld

College textbook publishing has changed in many significant ways over the past twenty years. While the industry is still dominated by a small number of large publishers, their product and business models have evolved greatly. Pressure to create a variety of low-priced product options and resulting decreases in growth and profit have caused many publishers to pull back on the acquisition of new products. Consequently, acquisitions editors have often begun to focus on managing existing titles rather than on acquiring new products. If you are flexible, persistent, and creative, you can still find opportunities to write or contribute to a college-level textbook. Sean describes the current college textbook publishing landscape and provides you with actionable ideas about how to approach and form a relationship with the editorial staff who are responsible for bringing new writing talent into a publisher.

How to Hook Your Audience

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Presenter: Erica Machulak, PhD, Founder, Hikma Strategies

Erica Machulak, PhD., founder of Hikma Strategies offers a framework and actionable strategies to write research narratives that inform and engage non-specialist audiences. Lean how to develop a brief, effective research summary tailored for a target audience beyond your field who may or may not have a research background, and explore how to create common ground, prioritize key points, preserve credibility, and invite curiosity. 

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Market Review Questionnaire Sample

This sample market review questionnaire, contributed by Lorraine Papazian-Boyce, author of ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding: A Map for Success, contains two parts: a Text Description, which thanks the reviewers, includes a 1-2 paragraph summary of the conceptual approach, lists the number and names of sections, special features in the text, and supplemental features in the text; and a Reviewer Questionnaire containing 10 questions to ask to focus the reviewer on the content of the chapters.


Writing Matrix Template

This Word doc, contributed by Margarita Huerta, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational and Clinical Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, helps you keep a written record of what you are reading by helping you organize information and thoughts. Writing matrixes help synthesize, rather than just summarize what you've read. Learn more about how to use this log by watching Huerta and Danielle Feeney's TAA Webinar, "Writing a Dissertation and Beyond: Tips & Tools for Launching and Maintaining Your Writing Productivity." 


Royalty Tracking Template

This template was contributed by Juli Saitz, CPA, Partner, HKA. It allows you to track your royalty statements over time by net units, net sales, and royalties earned to better understand how and where your books are selling.


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Revise & Resubmit: Strategies for Success

Revise and Resubmit

What You'll Get:

  • Commit to Submit: 5 Steps to Journal Publishing Success
  • Systematic Reviews: Avoiding the Common Pitfalls That Lead to Rejection
  • What to Do When You Receive a Revise & Resubmit Decision
  • Feedback: Ah, Just Right
  • 3 Tips for Making Revision Decisions Based on Reviewer Comments


Tips for Successful Coauthoring

Tips for Successful Coauthoring

What 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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As a TAA member, you would gain access to even more resources, including upcoming webinars, textbook contract review grants and publication grants, and discounts on professional services from academic coaches, editors, attorneys, indexers and more.

Guide to Making Time to WriteJoin by November 1 and receive $10 off an annual membership (Use coupon code TAA10) and a complimentary copy of the ebook, Guide to Making Time to Write: 100+ Time & Productivity Management Tips for Textbook and Academic Authors (valued at $9.95).

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"Membership in TAA reminds us we are not alone in our efforts to improve our academic writing - there’s a whole community out there providing support and resources every step of the way. We are better writers because we belong to TAA!"
- Pat Goodson, Ph.D., Presidential Professor for Teaching Excellence, Texas A&M University, Founding Director of POWER Services (Promoting Outstanding Writing for Excellence in Research), and author of Becoming an Academic Writer: 50 Exercise for Paced, Productive and Powerful Writing 

"TAA was exactly what I needed to assist me in succeeding with my project. I am now writing my second book. Thank you TAA!"
- Dr. Cassandra L. Baker, author of Key Tools of Writing and Research: A Guide for the Student Writer

"Since joining TAA, I have discovered numerous valuable suggestions and information through its newsletter and online materials, gained renewed inspiration for writing from belonging to a community dedicated to the mission of helping and encouraging writers, and made valuable connections and contacts at the annual conference. Joining TAA was one of the smartest career decisions I have made in recent years."
Kenneth Campbell, Professor of History, Monmouth University

"I sing the praises of TAA to my academic and author colleagues alike. As a TAA member, I have a community that understands the contributions and challenges of authors as well as access to an array of resources and opportunities that support and augment our work. Through TAA, I am better informed about how the changing publishing world impacts me as a current and future author. I look forward to the conference all year – the sessions, the mentoring, and the chance to greet familiar faces and meet new friends."
- Jamie Pope, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, Assistant Professor of Practice in Medicine, Health and Society, Vanderbilt University, Textbook author - Nutrition


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