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As demand for e-books soars, libraries struggle to stock their virtual shelves
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Kindles, Nooks and iPads can do many amazing things, but they can't bump you ahead in line at the library. In fact, if you want to borrow a book, it may be quicker to put down your sleek new device and head into the stacks. Checking out e-books without having to leave home might be the fastest-growing segment in the library business these days. But the experience is often far from the on-demand satisfaction people have come to expect. More

GWA Media Awards Entry deadline Jan 31
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The GWA Media Awards program is an excellent opportunity to be recognized for your outstanding work in gardening communications and is a well-respected resume builder for all gardening communications professionals. Submit your entry postmarked on or before Jan. 31. More

Confessions of a publisher: 'We're in Amazon's sights and they're going to kill us'
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When you see Snooki’s book on the New York Times Best Seller List, you know publishing is in trouble. You can blame readers and say publishing is just giving the public what they want. But that's only half the problem. The rest is a lazy publishing industry that does far too little of the work that got them here: Discovering new authors and giving them a shot. Instead, they go for the lazy lay-up: Overpaying on celebrity memoirs and pop culture phenomenons. More

IGCs Discover New Gold Rush!
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The Internet: A Writer's Best Friend
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GWA Region II will host a full day workshop on March 23. Daniel Gasteiger will describe how the publishing industry has all but shut out unpublished writers and explain how the Internet provides unprecedented opportunity for both aspiring writers and published authors to succeed. Registrants will need to have a laptop computer to connect with the on-site network. More

Why SOPA is dangerous
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I'm sure you've heard by now that SOPA is bad and would ruin the Internet, but have you actually read the bill? If not, it's worth reading, for two reasons. First, if you are going to oppose a bill, you should know exactly what you're opposing, not just the vague principle behind it. Second, it'll provide you with a valuable insight: that these bills are written in an attempt to obscure the truth. More

Pitch Perfect with Mary-Kate Mackey, Feb 2 in Boston
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What makes a winning pitch? Words sell — whether you're a designer, photographer, writer or speaker. Your selling job can be easier with a writing structure that allows you to simply plug in your ideas each time you make a proposal. Mary-Kate Mackey's step-by-step workshop will take you from an abstract idea to a marketable presentation. Registration deadline is Jan. 20. More

Poseidon 43 - Hybrid Tomato

What makes a great tomato? In parts of Asia pink tomatoes are are considered the best, as pink tomatoes are typically sweet to the taste with low acid levels. If you are looking for a mild tomato, this pink tomato is sure to please.

Apple to give a lesson about textbooks
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Apple Inc. fans should have something new to cheer this week, but it's not likely to be the latest iPad or a TV. While the notoriously secretive Apple remains mum about its education announcement at New York's Guggenheim museum, observers aren't expecting a new gadget. Instead, the company is expected to unveil textbooks optimized for the iPad and that feature ways to interact with the content, as well as partnerships with publishers. More

GWA Classroom Podcast, Episode 17: Top Social Media Stories for 2011
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In this episode of GWA's Classroom Podcast, Jean Ann Van Krevelen and Ellen Wells review some of the top social media/tech stories of 2011. Topics include major search engine shifts at Google and Facebook's overhaul. More

Why reader taste differs from publisher taste
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Publishers are often better at marketing, publicity and distribution than any individual author can be. Increasingly, this is not the case, although even Amanda Hocking, who famously made close to $2 million with her self-published e-books in 2010, decided to go the traditional route in 2011 by signing a contract with St. Martin's Press. Electronic publishing is blowing apart the idea that we in publishing have better taste than the average reader. More

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Building a better QR code
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QR codes — those odd black-and-white checkered boxes that smart-phone users can scan for more information — are being threatened with obsolescence by a gang of ambitious new startups armed with flashier image-scanning technology. More

6 simple ways to reboot your writing routine
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Was 2011 the year of great and generous writing? Or was your work already trudging toward the winter blahs? Has this been the year when your day job and your family and your pets and the neighbors have demanded too much of your time and sidetracked you from your creative dreams? Or have you been faithfully putting in the time but ... well ... writing has become just another daily chore? Have you lost your passion? More

Book cover design and the problem of symbolism
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One of the most challenging tasks for a new independent author is dealing with the design for the cover of his or her book. We've been buying and reading books most of our lives. Almost all of those books were produced by traditional publishers who hired professional designers and artists to create them. So we expect book covers to look a certain way. More

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Why Amazon's plagiarism problem is more than a PR issue
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Plagiarized editions for sale in Amazon's Kindle store show how the company is still adapting to the world of original content creation. At the same time, the stolen books may also present a test of the retailer's ability to rely on a widely used legal shield that protects content sites from being accused of copyright infringement. More

Greenhouse gas wars to restart in Texas
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The greenhouse gas wars are about to heat up again in Texas. Next month, a federal court hears oral arguments in lawsuits that Texas has filed to challenge the Environmental Protection Agency, which began regulating heat-trapping emissions a year ago. The EPA is hardly backing down. The agency recently released an easily searchable database of big greenhouse gas polluters across the nation. More

Putting down roots
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It's said that 90 percent of an iceberg lies below the surface. While what we can see may be awe-inspiring, it wouldn't exist without the foundation that supports it. Strength and stability — a firm and nurturing foundation — are what make that massive chunk of ice so impressive. The same can be said of plants. The most breathtakingly beautiful, vital plant would be nothing without the foundation of a healthy, supportive root system. More


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