I always held back, though, because I didn't know how to proceed, and because I thought I would fail--after all I really did not think I had the ability to write a textbook. Now, I have signed a contract to write an Intermediate Accounting textbook for South-Western Publishing Company and I was surprised at how easy preparing the proposal and selling the idea to South-Western really was. This paper is written for the purpose of acquainting aspiring textbook authors of the opportunities and the process of authoring a textbook--particularly an accounting textbook.
However, textbooks often have more than one author or are collected works by an editor, so you need to know how to cite based on several textbook variables.
In addition, while you'll usually be expected to cite your textbook at the end of your report, you write a textbook also have to add citations within the report's text. Find the book's author or authors, book title and publishing information.
They are usually found on the cover, but if they aren't, they can be found on the book's title page, located within the first few pages inside the book's front cover.
Format the book's citation for your works cited page beginning with the author's last name, first name, period, underlined book title, period, city where the book was published, colon, publishing house, comma, year published and then a period.
Little Town University Press, Cite the textbook's title within your report's text by using a parenthetical citation. Immediately after the material that you need to cite, use an open parenthesis, the author's last name, a space, and then the page number or page numbers you are citing.
This may appear anywhere within a sentence.
Include all authors' names if the textbook has more than a single author; first write the last and first name of the first author listed, then the first and last names of the other authors, separated by commas. These won't necessarily be alphabetical order; always follow the order in which the names are listed: Use the Latin abbreviation "et al.
Doe, John, et al. Include the edition number if you are citing a textbook's later edition; include that information after the title on your works cited page, but don't underline that information. The Textbook's Title, 2nd ed. Include the abbreviation "ed. Doe, John and Jane Doe, eds. Cite an individual work included in a collection, such as a collection of essays, with the last and first name of the work's author, period, open quote, the work's title, period, closed quote, underlined book title, period, "Ed.
Little Town University Press: Cite this Article A tool to create a citation to reference this article Cite this Article.Include all authors' names if the textbook has more than a single author; first write the last and first name of the first author listed, then the first and last names of the other authors, separated by commas.
Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. My motivation was twofold: I had to write a small textbook for a distance teaching course on educational technology. I also plan to use this to improve tutorials in this wiki over time - Daniel K. Schneider , 24 September SO, YOU WANT TO WRITE A TEXTBOOK: One Author's Experience.
by David A. Rees Southern Utah University () [email protected] . The final reasons I decided to write a textbook--and the ones that finally got me writing--were the desire to support the departments' goal of achieving AACSB accreditation, and a willing textbook co-author.
How to Cite a Book Online in MLA. Include the same information as a regular book. Add as much as the original publication information as possible.