Educators Tackle Publishing at Textbook and Academic Authoring Conference

Lulu at TAA Conference

Lulu is no different! Okay, so maybe we aren’t going to the beach, but we’re still off to a lot of fun places, whether it’s showing up in person to meet authors or sponsoring events on topics that are near and dear to our hearts. In short, we’re spending our summer vacation spreading the joy of independent publishing to readers and writers everywhere. One that we’re really excited about is the 28th Annual Textbook & Academic Authoring Conference taking place June 19-20 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Textbook and Academic Authoring Conference

Academic Authoring Conference

At Lulu, we believe that one of the greatest benefits of self-publishing is that every expert can spread their knowledge and transform the way people approach learning and education. The TAA community is one of the premier groups when it comes to textbooks, journals, and other academic texts, and their annual conference is a one-stop shop for tips on handling the evolving publishing landscape, meeting fellow authors, and learning from industry veterans.

It’s a very cool event, and to make it even better, a Lulu author will be one of the speakers at TAA! Robert Hoyt, M.D., whose book Health Informatics: Practical Guide for Healthcare and Information Technology Professionals is in its sixth edition, is presenting on something we’re big fans of: Why You Should Consider “Self-Publishing” and “Publish-on-Demand”.

Health Informatics by Robert Hoyt

Health Informatics By Robert E. Hoyt & Ann K. Yoshihashi

Health Informatics (HI) focuses on the application of information technology (IT) in healthcare to improve individual and population health, education and research. The goal of the textbook is to stimulate and educate healthcare and IT professionals and students about the key topics in this rapidly changing field. This extensively updated sixth edition reflects the changes in technology, policies and innovations that have occurred recently. Topics include HI overview, electronic health records, healthcare data analytics, health information exchange, architecture of information systems, evidence based medicine, consumer health informatics, HI ethics, quality improvement strategies and more. The 22 chapters feature learning objectives, case studies, recommended reading, future trends, key points, conclusions and over 1800 references. It is available as a paperback and an eBook.


Dr. Hoyt created the Medical Informatics program at the University of West Florida, so he knows the challenges facing educators today, especially those who need to publish. In his presentation, he’ll touch on the advantages to self-publishing, the challenges he overcame, and more. There’s nothing more valuable than advice from someone who has been through it all before, and we have a feeling that Dr. Hoyt’s talk will be a hit.

Keep an eye out for Lulu at more events, shows, and conferences as the summer goes on, and feel free to share where your own summer vacation will take you! Any big signings or events you’re headed to? Or maybe you’re hitting a getaway that really inspires your writing. Let us know in the comments!

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