What Attendees Have To Say

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2017 Textbook Awards Ceremony

Who We Are. The Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA) provides a wide range of professional development resources, events, and networking opportunities for textbook authors and authors of scholarly journal articles and books.

Writing and Developing Your College Textbook

 Guide to Textbook Publishing Contracts

Education, Inspiration, Networking

Join us in Providence, Rhode Island in June 2017 for our 30th Annual Textbook & Academic Authoring Conference. Learn from industry experts, share ideas and knowledge, gain new perspectives, and get inspired for your writing projects. All conference activities will take place at the Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel, a modern luxury boutique hotel boasting a premier location in downtown Providence. It's a conference you won't want to miss!

  • Get inspired by the experience and successes of our presenters and your fellow attendees.

  • Network with veteran authors, industry experts, and fellow attendees. You'll not only participate in great sessions, you'll meet amazing people. People like you!

  • Valuable mentoring opportunities where you will receive expert advice to address your specific questions and needs. Mentor signups will be open in spring 2017.

TAA's conference program will feature a wide variety of sessions on topics such as:

  • writing and publishing strategies
  • eBooks and digital publishing
  • trends in the industry
  • marketing
  • contracts and royalties
  • copyright
  • open access
  • self-publishing
  • and more...

Questions? Maureen.Foerster@TAAonline.net

Spotlight On Conference Sponsors

Ankura Consulting Group is a business advisory and expert services firm.  As an independent firm built on five key principles – Integrity, Quality, Diversity, Collaboration and Longevity – Ankura’s relationships extend beyond one engagement or issue. 

Ankura has an extensive practice relating to royalty compliance audits of underlying publishing agreements. Our professionals have helped authors recover millions of dollars in underpaid royalties. Ankura is focused on the shift in the publishing industry to electronic content delivery methods in education, and the resulting effect on content owners. Our professionals also assist clients in royalty related disputes by serving as advisors and expert witnesses.

Sentia Publishing is an innovative provider of publishing services for professors and educators at all levels of higher education - community college, trade school and 4-year colleges. We develop educational products to solve the specific needs of the educator and their students. Sentia provides print products, EBooks, and fully interactive eLearning web sites.

WordCo is America’s largest full-service indexing company, with offices located in Norwich, Connecticut. Our clients include many of the major publishing houses as well as smaller presses and individual authors. Our team of indexing professionals is dedicated to getting the job done right, on time, and for a fair price.

Education is expensive. Textbooks don’t have to be.

FlatWorld is a higher-education publisher dedicated to breaking down the barriers to education. By offering more than 100 titles starting at $29.95 each, we’re helping put textbooks into the hands of all students, on the first day of class. 

A special thank you to Zick Rubin and Brenda Ulrich at Rubin & Ulrich LLC.

Rubin & Ulrich provides creative legal solutions to help their clients -- including textbook and academic authors in all disciplines -- make the most of their intellectual property.


Thank you to Our Conference Sponsors!

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