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Thank you for supporting TAA through your membership. In this members-only section of the TAA website, you will find archives of the association's e-mail newsletter, TAA News Alert , and member print newsletter, The Academic Author; How-To articles on all aspects of authoring and publishing textbook and academic works; essays on writing; member profiles; teleconference recordings; a free online mentoring directory; member discounts on editing services, books and attorney fees; and information about TAA's grants program for academic authors. Use the links at the left to learn more about how your TAA membership can help you in your authoring efforts.
Feel free to contact TAA anytime you need help finding answers to your questions on writing, royalties, publishing, copyright, taxes, or other issues related to authoring textbook and academic materials.
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2010 TAA Conference PPTs and handouts now available for download
Several PowerPoints and handouts from 2010 TAA Conference sessions are now available for download by members on the conference website. More will be added. Become a member for more
TAA Podcast page now organized by content
The TAA Podcast page, where members can listen to recordings of TAA audio conferences, has been reorganized using content categories to make it easier for members to find information. Academic authors looking for writing assistance, for example, can now click on "Writing" and find all podcasts on writing in the same section. Other content categories include Professional, Editing, Grant Writing, Book Publishing, Publicity, Taxes, Proposals, Contracts, Royalties, Copyright, Supplements and Indexing. All podcasts are free for members: Become a member for more
Christine Hess Orthmann
Notable Author: Christine Hess Orthmann
‘Accidental author’ sustains and builds the family business
by Leanne Silverman
“It was never my intention to make writing textbooks my career,” laughed Christine Hess Orthmann. Intentional or not, she has spent nearly 30 years doing just that. Orthmann has co-authored or been a major contributor to a multitude of texts, including Community Policing: Partnerships for Problem Solving (6th edition), Juvenile Justice (5th edition), and 2010 McGuffy winner Criminal Investigation (9th edition). Become a member for more
Reviewed by Dr. Virginia Cook Tickles
Book Review of Paul J. Silvia's How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing
by Dr. Virginia Cook Tickles
How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing, by Paul J. Silvia is truly a practical guide to productive academic writing. It provides its readers with useful techniques and tools on how to increase writing productivity. Become a member for more
TAA member Doug Eadie's newest book, The Blind Visionary, has been named as one of four Finalists in the Motivational Category by the 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. The book will be featured along with other Finalists at BookExpo America, the largest book show in North America, in New York City, May 25-27. The Blind Visionary has also been chosen as the featured book at the second largest publishing event in the US, the Miami Book Fair International, which will be held in November. View videos related to The Blind Visionary on YouTube and at www.TheBlindVisionary.com.
TAA member Matt Stevens published The Practical Construction MBA, the culmination of his research about the business of construction contracting.
Five strategies for successful report and essay writing
by Dr. Kathleen P. King
Many people struggle greatly with writing reports and essays. From developing topics, to conducting research, to formulating their non-fiction documents, the process of writing reports and essays can be such an unwelcome task that some people consider it a cruel punishment. Become a member for more
Attorney advises authors on e-rights
Michael Lennie, an authoring attorney and agent for Lennie Literary & Author’s Attorneys, compared the items on a publishing contract to a bunch of asparagus and said authors can either give all their rights away in one bunch, or negotiate them one by one. Become a member for more
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