2022 TAA Textbook Award Nominations Open through November 1

Gain recognition with your fellow authors and within the textbook publishing industry by nominating your textbook for a 2022 TAA Textbook Award.

For more than 20 years, TAA has supported emerging and veteran textbook and academic authors through its annual Textbook Awards Program. The McGuffey Longevity Award recognizes textbooks and learning materials whose excellence has been demonstrated over time. The Textbook Excellence Award recognizes excellence in current textbooks and learning materials. The Most Promising New Textbook Award recognizes excellence in 1st edition textbooks and learning materials.

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.

The 2021 awardees were recognized during a virtual textbook awards ceremony at 1 p.m. ET on Friday, March 19, 2021. View the ceremony recording above.

Nominations for the 2022 Textbook Excellence Awards ("Texty"), McGuffey Longevity Awards ("McGuffey") and Most Promising New Textbook Awards are open through November 1, 2021.

View the 2021 Textbook Award Winners | Media Kit | Video Recording of the 2021 TAA Textbook Awards Ceremony


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

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Textbook Excellence Award "Texty"

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

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Most Promising New Textbook Award

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