Attention Educators: If you pen your own textbooks or classroom materials and are interested in refining your writing skill or learning more about publishing opportunities, here’s a conference for you! The Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA) is hosting its annual conference this upcoming June in New Orleans. The agenda is jam-packed with keynotes, workshops, sessions, and more, all geared towards keeping authors in the publishing know, fine-tuning writing skills for the classroom, and networking with the TAA authoring community. Early registration is now open through May 1, 2012.

To learn more, see the press release below – and be sure to head over to TAA’s Conference webpage.


Textbook and Academic Writers Invited to Conference in New Orleans

Register for the Conference Early and Receive Two Books

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Mar. 28, 2012 – Network with the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA) community, build your knowledge, and expand your publishing opportunities at the 25th Anniversary TAA Conference, Academic & Textbook Authoring—Evolving Arts, in New Orleans, LA, June 8-9, 2012.

This year’s conference will feature two workshops, more than a dozen sessions, and several small-group discussions; the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a veteran author or attorney specializing in educational publishing; and several networking opportunities, including a Welcome Breakfast and an evening Networking Reception.

Joy Hakim, author of the ten-volume K-12 textbook series, A History of US, and three-volume textbook series, The Story of Science, will give a keynote presentation on June 8, entitled, “Textbooks Should Be Great Books!”

In honor of TAA’s 25th anniversary, registration has been reduced to $125 for members and $155 for non-members. The first 30 conference registrants will receive a copy of Step-by-Step: Building a Research Paper, and Internet Surf & Turf Revealed: The Essential Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Finding Media. To learn more about the2012 TAA Conference or to register, visit

The 2012 TAA Conference is sponsored by The Copyright Clearance Center (CCC); New Forums Press, Inc.; Delmar Cengage Learning; Pearson Education; Lennie Literary & Author’s Attorney; Publisher Wishing to be Unnamed; and BrownWalker Press.

The Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA) provides professional development resources, industry news and networking opportunities for textbook authors and authors of scholarly journal articles and books.