The Conference Committee is looking for proposals for the following topics:
- Keeping your book alive/Coauthoring at end of career
- Transitioning from academic to textbook publishing
- Incorporating A.I.-generated materials into articles/textbooks
- Critical examinations of A.I.
- Advancing authorship in the digital realm
- Continuous courseware
- How to move into the world of public scholarship to extend your work (blogs, editorials, podcast, etc.)
- Supporting emerging writers
Preference will be given to sessions that incorporate one of these specific areas of focus.For the Novice Textbook Author:
The Nuts & Bolts of Textbook Writing, Identifying a Publisher, Writing a Proposal, Negotiating a First Contract, Developing Pedagogy, Navigating Permissions, Selecting Visuals, Working with Editors, Working with Reviewers, Working with Indexers, Understanding Royalty Statements, Working With Coauthors, Marketing and Promotion.For the Veteran Textbook Author:
Publishing Multiple Editions, Managing Multiple Titles, Finding a Successor, Bringing on a Coauthor to An Established Textbook, Renegotiating Contract Terms, Protecting Your Pedagogy/Unique Textbook Concepts, Piracy, Copyright Infringement.For the Novice Academic Author:
The Nuts & Bolts of Academic Writing, Identifying a Publisher, Understanding Impact Factors, Working with Reviewers, Navigating Permissions, Selecting Visuals, Revise and Resubmit Process, Marketing and Promotion.For the Veteran Academic Author:
Transitioning Works/Co-Authoring, Learning How to Scale Back, Continuous Courseware, Changes in Publishing EnvironmentThe Future of the Textbook and Academic Authoring and Publishing Industry.
Digital Books, Piracy, AI, Open Access, Copyright Infringement.Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Academic and Educational Materials.
How to Incorporate DEI, Working With DEI Reviewers, Diversifying Authoring.Other Topics:
Contracts, royalties, open access, self-publishing, textbook proposals, pedagogy, visuals and illustrations, social media for academics, time management and productivity, supplements, marketing, eBooks, grant writing, the business of authoring, collaboration/working with coauthors.