Textbook Excellence Award ("Texty")

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Text and Academic Authors Association Texty
Nonprofit Association
Industry Academic Publishing Authors Association
Founded 1987
Headquarters St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
Area served
United States
Key people
Mike Keedy, Founder; Richard Hull, Executive Director
Website TAA Online

A Textbook Excellence Award ("Texty") from the Text and Academic Authors Association recognizes current textbooks and learning materials based on criteria established by the group. Judges are veteran authors in appropriate subject areas. Nominations from eight subject areas are reviewed each year from titles with a current or prior year date of publication. A maximum of one award per category[1] is granted annually. The first year this award was granted was 1992.[2]

Subject areas awarded are:

  • Accounting, business and economics
  • Communication, education and performing and visual arts
  • Computer science and engineering
  • Humanities and social sciences
  • Languages and literature
  • Life sciences
  • Math and statistics
  • Physical sciences

Texty Awards are presented at the TAA Awards Ceremony, held during the association’s annual conference in June.[3]


  1. ^ Linguatext, Ltd. Award-Winning Texts. (Sample award announcement)
  2. ^ Text and Academic Authors Association. Textbook Excellence Awards ("Textys"). TAA Awards.
  3. ^ Eric Schulz's Math Textbook Wins 2011 Textbook Excellence Award. Walla Walla Community College. 2011. (Sample, award and ceremony announcement)

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