Discover the Benefits of Membership!

What Can TAA Do For You? As a TAA member, you have access to a host of benefits designed to maximize your authoring success.


Increase your productivity, learn new skills, and connect with industry experts who will answer your specific questions on a wide range of textbook and academic authoring and publishing topics.

Presentations on Demand

Listen to 250+ presentations on demand on topics such as writing, editing, contracts, royalties, taxes, copyright, time management, and more, presented by a variety of industry experts.

Templates & Samples Resource Library

Browse this growing list of downloadable templates, worksheets, checklists and samples gathered from experienced textbook and academic authors and industry professionals to assist you with your own writing.

Academic & Textbook Writing Grants

TAA offers two forms of grants to assist members and non-members with some of the expenses related to publishing their academic works and textbooks. Publication Grants provide reimbursement for eligible expenses directly related to bringing an academic book, textbook, or journal article to publication. Contract Review Grants reimburse eligible expenses for legal review when you have a contract offer for a textbook or academic monograph or other scholarly work that includes royalty arrangements.

Free eBooks

Browse this growing library of free ebooks, including Social Media 101: Tips for Academic Writers and Writing and Publishing Academic Journal Articles.

One-Hour Editing & Coaching Sessions

Need help with a writing project? TAA members can sign up to receive a one-hour editing or coaching session from one of our professional editor or coach partners.

Industry Professional Special Offers & Online Bulletin Board

TAA announces two new member benefits: special offers, including discounts, downloads, white papers, and more from Industry Professional Members, and an Online Bulletin Board where you can post messages seeking coauthors or mentors, offering publishing opportunities and more.

2020 Textbook Contracts & Royalties Survey

TAA’s online 2020 Textbook Contracts & Royalties Survey was aimed at published textbook authors with the goal of providing a look into the range of royalties and contract options offered for print and digital textbooks.

Professional Directory

Locate industry professionals, such as editors, literary agents and attorneys specializing in textbook and academic writing. Discounts are offered by some providers.

Print Newsletter, The Academic Author

Stay connected to the textbook and academic authoring industry and gain inspiration and insight from articles and member profiles with TAA's The Academic Author print newsletter and eNewsletter.

TAA Blog | Abstract

Expand your authoring knowledge with access to hundreds of how-to articles, Q&As, book reviews and other educational resources on the TAA Blog, News & How-tos.

Annual Conference

Connect with your peers and industry experts, discover new ideas and practical solutions, and learn the latest industry developments at TAA’s annual conferences. Members receive discounted registration.

Month of Motivation

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 new Month of Motivation program, now available by subscription!

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.

Guide to Making Time to Write: 100+ Time & Productivity Management Tips for Textbook and Academic Authors

Making time to write–and doing it productively–can be challenging. So, to help you succeed, we’ve collected 100+ successful tips and strategies–and a lot of inspiration–from authors who have made the time and made it work. In this Guide to Making Time to Write, you will find just what you need to boost your productivity, adjust your routine, and focus on your writing efforts once and for all. Isn’t it time for you to make the time to write?

Guide to Rights Clearance & Permissions in Scholarly, Educational, and Trade Publishing

Learn what you need to know to avoid and manage copyright infringement claims that arise from the publication of your book, article, or media project. In this book, intellectual property attorney Stephen E. Gillen covers the unique rights clearance and permission issues related to writing scholarly works. 

Writing and Developing Your College Textbook: A Comprehensive Guide

This updated and expanded third edition will empower you to undertake textbook development by guiding you through the nuts and bolts of the development process, and providing essential background information on the changing higher education publishing industry, as well as how to choose a publisher, write a textbook proposal, negotiate a publishing contract, and establish good author-publisher relations.

Guide to Textbook Publishing Contracts

In this step-by-step guide by Stephen Gillen, a Partner at Wood Herron & Evans, you will learn the key provisions of a typical textbook contract and how to determine what's important to you so that you can enter into the contract negotiation process better informed. Get the "typical", "better" and "better still" options you can consider when making decisions about what to negotiate.