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.

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Discover all of the member resources available to you to help you navigate your path to writing success:

  • Increase your writing productivity with free audio conferences and webinars.
  • Browse our growing library of downloadable templates, worksheets, checklists and samples gathered from experienced textbook and academic authors and industry professionals to assist you with your own writing.
  • Download more than a dozen eBooks on writing and publishing, social media for academics, grant writing, and more.
  • 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.
  • Receive discounted rates on TAA's annual conference.
  • 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

Member Categories | Dues

Published or Aspiring Textbook or Academic Author | $100/yr Join (*Automatically renews)
Graduate Student | $50/yr Join (does not automatically renew)
Industry Professional Member | $100/yr Join 
(*Automatically renews) (e.g. editors, publishers, indexers, consultants, writing coaches, textbook illustrators, or other industry professionals whose primary reason for membership is to reach our audience of textbook and academic authors) Learn more about Industry Professional Membership.

*Membership dues are automatically renewed on the anniversary date of your membership. You will receive an email the day 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 Bekky Murphy at (608) 567-9060 or [email protected]

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Chapter Membership

TAA's chapter program provides colleges and universities an efficient and cost effective way to extend their faculty development programs by offering TAA's extensive membership benefits to their faculty. Chapters benefit from a reduced annual dues rate, annual chapter grants of up to $500, two complimentary annual conference registrations, a starter mini resource library that grows each year, and all the benefits of a TAA membership.