Connect, Communicate, Collaborate & Get Inspired!

Out of an abundance of caution relating to the COVID-19 pandemic and its continuing implications on travel and social distancing, TAA’s in-person Indianapolis conference has been pushed to June 2022.

TAA's 2021 virtual conference will kick off with a half day of programming on June 18, and presentations continuing June 21-24. Learn from industry experts, gain new perspectives, and get inspired for your writing projects! The conference will feature a variety of session formats as well as networking opportunities. Information will be forthcoming.

All presentations will be hosted on Zoom, with 30- and 60-minute session formats welcome. Our Zoom formatting will allow for audience voice and video participation, chat features, break out rooms, question and answer formats, panel presentations, and more.

Session topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Time Management and Writing Productivity
  • Promoting social equity in textbook and/or academic authoring
  • Repercussions of the pandemic and the accelerated move to virtual learning and digital products
  • Non-Traditional Paths to Getting Published 
  • Tech Tools to Enhance Your Works
  • Publishing Industry Updates & Trends
  • Navigating Copyright and Permissions
  • Contract and Royalty Negotiating & Monitoring
  • Marketing Your Works and Creating Your Brand
  • Authoring in an Open Access/OER Environment 

If you have any questions please contact [email protected]

A Special Thank You to Our 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.

Archstone Law Group P.C.

In January of 2019, Zick Rubin and Brenda Ulrich (formerly Rubin & Ulrich)joined the Archstone Law Group. At Archstone, Zick and Brenda represent authors negotiating publishing contracts with large and small publishers as well as advising them in disputes with publishers, including disputes regarding copyright ownership and royalty accounting and payment. They are dedicated to helping authors and publishers of textbooks, tradebooks and online publications navigate an evolving publishing world.

Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) is a global leader in content management, licensing, discovery and delivery solutions. Through its relationships with those who use and create content, CCC drives market-based solutions that fuel research, power publishing and respect copyright. With its subsidiaries, CCC provides solutions for millions of people from the world’s largest companies and academic institutions.

Interested in sponsoring TAA's 2021 Conference: [email protected]


Thank you to Our Conference Sponsors!