Friday, September 5, 2008

call for proposals from textbook author conference

The Text and Academic Authors Association's 2009 conference is scheduled for June 25-27, 2009, in San Antonio, Texas. This year's conference offers concurrent tracks for textbook authors and academic authors, as well as sessions appealing to both. Other features of the conference are moderated Roundtable Discussions, mentoring sessions, and networking opportunities. This conference is directed to veteran and first-time textbook and academic authors as well as those considering authoring a textbook or who need help publishing their first scholarly article or book; textbook and academic publishers; attorneys specializing in publishing; literary agents representing textbook authors; editors; and anyone else interested in textbook and/or academic authoring and publishing.

The association seeks proposals for 30-minute and 60-minute sessions, including topics related to textbook or academic publishing, including subjects such as the following: the future of textbooks; preparing the next edition; marketing by authors; new and emerging technology for authors; online publishing; the business of authoring; e-books; the writing process; writing a crossover book; working with co-authors; open access; insights from scholarly book or journal editors; orientation to the book publishing/journal publishing industry; creating an edited book; time management; and developing collaborative relationships with other writers.

The deadline for proposals is November 15, 2008. Presenters who plan to stay for the entire conference must pay full conference registration. Presenters are responsible for providing copies of their handout materials. You can download, complete and mail the Presentation Proposal Form to Kim Pawlak, TAA, S2874 Spruce St., Fountain City, WI 54629. Alternatively, you can complete the form online at Questions? Contact Kim Pawlak, TAA's Associate Executive Director, (608) 687-3106.

hat tip: Benjamin Opipari


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