GWA News Clippings
Mar. 21, 2013

Stay connected with GWA Symposium news via Facebook
Stay connected to all the latest updates and information for this year's symposium by "liking" the event's Facebook page. Click MORE to access the page directly, or log-in to your account and search for "GWA Annual Symposium." More

Oh Canada! Rooms now available for August symposium
The Hilton Quebec is only a 20-minute drive from the airport and five minutes from the train and bus stations. The hotel lies steps from all major tourist attractions and festivals. Enjoy close proximity to the city's government and business attractions. For more information on hotel and transportation ...More

May 25 — Sustainable SITES and Washington Highlights
Four stops, three tours, 200 years in the making, and one outstanding GWA meeting to experience it all! From American University and its William McDonough "Cradle to Cradle" sustainability initiative past Frederick Law Olmsted's iconic design of the Capitol grounds to Beatrix Farrand's historic design for Dumbarton Oaks, registrants to this day's meeting will get a view to gardening in the nation's capital that few have experienced.More

July 12 — Quaker Routes to Horticulture
Join us for a day traveling the roads that introduced the scientific study of botany to generations of gardeners and, along the way, invented the world of ornamental horticulture. The three stops on the tour are high water marks in the history of horticulture over the past three centuries with a view into the promise of the next.More

Spotlight your product in Quebec
The Garden Writers Association Annual Symposium is the perfect place to promote your products and services to the largest gathering of garden communication experts. Your sponsorship of an event at the GWA Annual Symposium will give you direct contact with all of the GWA attendees through the special PR opportunities only available to sponsors! For more info, visit ...More

There is no substitute for touch and feel
The purpose of the exhibit is to provide a forum to exchange information between lawn and garden product manufacturers and North America's premier garden communicators. The exhibition, which will take place Aug. 16-17, is held in conjunction with the 65th GWA Annual Symposium to be held Aug. 16-19 at The Hilton Quebec. Please note that the symposium continues two days after the last exhibition date and exhibitors are welcomed to participate.More

Supreme Court says copyright law does not protect publishers in discount re-sales
The Washington Post
The Supreme Court ruled that textbooks and other goods made and sold abroad can be re-sold online and in discount stores without violating U.S. copyright law. The outcome was a huge relief to eBay, Costco and other businesses that trade in products made outside the U.S. In a 6-3 opinion, the court threw out a copyright infringement award against a student who used eBay to resell copies of the publisher's copyrighted books that relatives bought abroad at cut-rate prices.More

A book is a start-up
The New Yorker
The world of digital publishing start-ups brings to mind blogging in its nascent stages. The guiding principle seems to be: if anyone can scribble on the Internet's wall, anyone can become an author, and any text can become a book. Online, a book's form warps into something more malleable, and fired-up digital publishers are trying to figure out how to turn that into a business — even if it means a proliferation of books that might as well have been blog posts.More

Amazon Publishing promises authors faster royalty payments
Amazon Publishing said in a letter to literary agents that it will start paying its authors royalties on a monthly basis, up from every three months. "In this digital age, we don't see why authors should have to wait six months to be paid," Amazon's VP of publishing Jeff Belle wrote in the letter. "Beginning with our March payment cycle, we will move to paying our authors on a monthly basis."More

10 winning marketing strategies for your self-published book
The Vigilante Author
Some time ago, I published a piece telling aspiring authors "Ten Reasons You Should Skip Traditional Publishers and Self-Publish Ebooks Instead." Yet despite the clear advantages of "indie" over "traditional" publishing, the prospect of "DIY" publishing still scares the hell out of many writers. Their most common worry? "But ... how would I market my book on my own?"More

4 great apps to replace Google Reader
Last week, the world let out a collective sigh in exasperation when Google announced that it would be "winding down" its long-running RSS service, Google Reader. While it stands to be an inconvenience for some, it's an earth-shattering one for journalists who rely on Google Reader's services daily to pick up on beats and understand what competitors are running every day.More

E-books strengthen the independence of authors
The Daily Progress
By Andy Straka: I write novels. Whenever I meet someone for the first time and the question arises about work or jobs, this is the answer I give them. I'll never forget one woman's response to my not-so-universe-bending revelation. "Oh," she asked innocently, "have I ever heard of you?" In short, probably not. More

Mulch spring webinar available for viewing
Mulch & Soil Council
The Mulch & Soil Council's spring webinar 5 Spring Gardening Issues Answered in 35 Minutes or Less is now available for all to view. The video is 45 minutes in length (including Q&A) and features industry experts Joe Lamp'l, Dr. Bill Fonteno and Robert LaGasse discussing the importance that mulch and soil play in today's gardens.More