SAGE shares free teaching resources from their 2021 TAA Award-Winning Textbooks


In a company record, SAGE brings home nine wins across each award category

SAGE Publishing has shared resources from nine titles that received 2021Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA) Awards. The free-to-access materials from the winning texts (see the full list of titles below) support online teaching and learning and include webinars, videos, student activities, and more.

Nine titles received 2021 awards, across the disciplines of Business & Management, Communication & Media Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Research Methods, and Sociology. This is the largest number of wins that SAGE has received in any one year, and the fourth year in a row that the company has received more awards than any other publisher. The TAA Awards recognize excellence over time (McGuffey Longevity Award), excellence in current textbooks and learning materials (Textbook Excellence Award), and excellence in first edition textbooks and learning materials (Most Promising New Textbook Award).

“For TAA to acknowledge SAGE in this way, with nine awards across each category, is a testament to SAGE’s commitment to publishing high-quality content enhanced by easy-to-use technology that’s engaging, accessible, and affordable for students,” says Michele Sordi, Senior Vice President and Head of US College at SAGE. “We are honored to be partners with these authors and congratulate them in producing exceptional pedagogical materials.”

The freely available resources include:

• video tutorials and instructional, author-led webinars to assist teaching practice

• resources to promote student engagement and professional development, such as short, daily activities to be done outside of the classroom and specific guidance on the skills needed to transition into a professional role

To learn more about the Textbook & Academic Authors Association, visit their website.

SAGE’s nine winning titles are:

  • McGuffey Longevity Award

    • The Logic of American Politics, ninth edition, by Samuel Kernell, Gary C. Jacobson, Thad Kousser, and Lynn Vavreck

    • The McDonaldization of Society: Into the Digital Age, tenth edition, by George Ritzer

  • Textbook Excellence Award

    • Entrepreneurship: The Practice and Mindset, second edition, by Heidi M. Neck, Christopher P. Neck, and Emma L. Murray

  • Most Promising New Textbook Award

    • Business and Society: Ethical, Legal, and Digital Environments by Cynthia E. Clark, Kabrina K. Chang, and Sean P. Melvin

    • Discovering Public Relations: An Introduction to Creative and Strategic Practices by Karen Freberg

    • Intimate Relationships by Wind Goodfriend

    • Statistics With R: Solving Problems Using Real-World Data by Jenine K. Harris

    • Evaluation in Today’s World: Respecting Diversity, Improving Quality, and Promoting Usability by Veronica G. Thomas and Patricia B. Campbell

    • Principles of Marketing for a Digital Age by Tracy L. Tuten


About SAGE Publishing

SAGE is a global academic publisher of books, journals, and a growing suite of library products and services.

Driven by the belief that social and behavioral science has the power to improve society, we focus on publishing impactful research and enabling robust research methodology. We produce high quality educational resources that support instructors to prepare the citizens, policymakers, educators, and researchers of the future. We publish more than 1,000 journals and 900 new books globally each year, as well as library products and services that include archives, data, case studies, and video. SAGE is majority owned by our founder, Sara Miller McCune, and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company’s continued independence.

About TAA

The Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA) provides a wide range of professional development resources, events, and networking opportunities for textbook authors and authors of scholarly journal articles and books.

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