Join the TAA Authoring Community!

The Textbook & Academic Authors Association is the premier resource for authors of textbooks, scholarly journal articles and books. Our mission is to provide our members with the support, knowledge, and opportunities they need to succeed in their writing pursuits. 

At TAA, we understand the unique challenges that come with writing textbooks and academic material. From finding the right publisher to understanding the legalities of copyright law, we are here to help. Our comprehensive resources, events and networking opportunities provide our members with the support they need to take their writing to the next level.  

We are passionate about helping authors excel in their writing. Our members are at the heart of what we do and we are dedicated to helping them achieve their goals. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned professional, TAA provides the tools you need to become a successful textbook and academic author.  

We invite you to join us in our mission to empower authors. Join our community today and discover the power of the Textbook & Academic Authors Association.



*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 an email reminder 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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