Article submissions will appear on the TAA website, in TAA's print member newsletter, The Academic Author, and in TAA's e-newsletter, "TAA News Alerts". Articles must be written for the textbook or academic book author.
We accept how-to articles (250-400 words); essays on writing (250-500 words); columns (250-500 words); member profiles (500-1,000 words); author profiles (500-1,000 words); member news; industry news (25-250 words); and book reviews (250-500 words).
Full articles will be printed on the TAA website. Edited for length versions (with a link to the full article on the TAA website) will appear in The Academic Author and in TAA News Alerts.
How-to articles. Tips, strategies-type articles about the day-to-day activities of authoring a textbook or other academic work, e.g., how to organize your revision materials; the best writing software for writing a textbook; tips for getting a journal article published; how to get started in textbook publishing; finding time to write; etc.
Writer's Block. Essays devoted to the experiences and issues of writing and writers.
Columns. These take a position on some aspect of textbook and academic authoring, e.g., used books, complimentary copies, open access, the current state of royalty statements, the high cost of publishing in journals, etc.
Member profiles. Feature members doing something interesting or innovative, or who have published their first book, been successful in publishing journal articles, etc.
Notable Author profiles. Feature authors who have become successful textbook or academic authors. They profile how the author got started, how each of his or her key publications came about and their success, and share advice for other authors.
Busy TAA People. Shares member news about publishing a book or new edition; publishing a journal article; receiving an award or promotion; member websites; etc.
Industry News. Articles about the textbook and academic authoring industry.
Book Reviews. Reviews should be of textbook or academic authoring reference titles.
Submit articles in a Word attachment to Kim Pawlak at email@example.com
General Style Guidelines
Thank you for your submission!
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