Productivity & Happiness: Tips for Academic Writing

In his research on scheduling, the author of Deep Work, Dr Cal Newport, finds that in an age of distraction, it’s not the frequency of work that leads to productivity and satisfaction but the depth and level of concentration we are able to achieve. However, much of the productivity advice given to academic authors is still based […]

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Habits to Boost Productivity in Academic Writing

Today, many academics feel stuck between a rock and a hard place. They’re under huge pressure to write and publish but an ever-growing mountain of teaching and admin is stopping them doing just that. Our research finds that whilst nobody is immune to these pressures, some academics cope better than others – and that’s because […]

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“Write a Book” Webinar Follow-Up Q & A

Using the tag #AcWriMo, writers around the world discuss their goals and progress, and share resources throughout November.  Find the evolving series here. If you log into MethodSpace, you will be subscribed and receive new posts by email. Lots of questions were posed during the Write a Book! From Acquisition to Publication webinar. Find responses on […]

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Contracts & Changes: When Publishers Merge

Abstract, the Textbook and Academic Authors Association (TAA) open access blog, includes excellent advice for writers who have book contracts with publishers when mergers, acquisitions, or other changes that can potentially impact the agreement. Learn from lawyers and experts who specialize in this niche.

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Six Factors Influencing Academic Writing Productivity and Satisfaction

For the ambitious academic, focus fixed on producing world-changing research, feeling happy about your writing process might only be a secondary concern, at best. But the interim findings of our survey questioning the writing “habits” of academics – now with 510 responses from over 40 countries – indicate that writing satisfaction is strongly linked to […]

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Strategies to Make Your Textbook Workflow More Efficient

The Textbook and Academic Authors Association (TAA) open access Webinar of the Week is: Strategies to Make Your Textbook Workflow More Efficient. In this session, veteran textbook author Kevin Patton highlights practical tips and tricks to improve authoring workflow.

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