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6 big questions about future of e-publishing
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Apple recently made headlines with iBooks 2.0 and iBooks Author, the company's next big moves into textbooks and self-publishing. When players like Apple go wading into the marketplace with game-changing announcements, there's a tendency to believe that all the outstanding uncertainties have been resolved. But in the fast-evolving e-book space, that's far from true. More

Region VI registration deadline is Feb. 15
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Think Global, Garden Local. Join fellow GWA members for an evening program in conjunction with the Yard, Garden & Patio Show on Feb. 17 at the Oregon Center. More

Newspaper publishers are flubbing the iPad
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Two years after the debut of the iPad, most newspaper publishers still are fretting and fumbling over what to do about it. Even though the iPad2 was one of the most popular items last Christmas and the third-generation version of the product is likely to turn up well before Santa returns this year, many newspapers have yet to develop their very first app. More

From Nursery to Backyard Beauty

Even hardy plant varieties can be shocked by the move from a warm greenhouse to your back patio or bedding garden. Ease the transition by providing a greenhouse environment without the cost of a traditional home greenhouse. Frost Protek has engineered a full line of plant covers to insulate your container pots, grow box systems, planting beds and more so your new plants thrive without missing a beat. MORE

GWA members host 389 blog sites
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Ever wonder how many different blog sites GWA members host? Our latest count is 389. Check out the variety of blog listings on the GWA website. More

Amazon may open store in Seattle
Reuters    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article Inc. is dipping its toes into the physical world as the largest online retailer offers more products in stores that may benefit from hands-on interaction with shoppers. Analysts said the move may be inspired by the success of Apple Inc., which has hundreds of its own glitzy stores to show off iPhones, iPads and other gadgets and accessories. More

DK is the growing authority

Turn to DK for authoritative, step-by-step guides to growing flowers, herbs, and fruits and vegetables—in your house, on a terrace, or in a garden. You’ll find practical techniques, inspirational ideas, and problem-solving advice—all beautifully illustrated—in books designed for both beginner and more experienced gardeners. MORE

750 websites created by GWA members
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The gardening community is kept informed online by more than 700 websites created by members of the Garden Writers Association. View a list of member sites. More

No more e-books vs. print books arguments, OK?
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Jonathan Franzen's in the news again, this time talking about how e-books are chiseling away at the foundations of civilization as we know it. Absurd, isn't it? That the author of two of the better regarded novels of the past decade (give or take) would be concerned about how you read his books. The problem, according to Franzen, is manifold. More

A little Veronica with a big impact!

Pretty even when it’s not blooming, Veronica prostrata Goldwell is a petite 4” beauty that bears blue-purple flower spikes over carpets of narrow green leaves elegantly edged in gold. Even better, in cool fall weather the leaves take on a dark reddish cast. It’s a groundcover with all season interest and is available from Blooms of Bressingham®.

'I paid them to read my book'
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Author Jennifer Belle took her book publicity into her own hands by hiring actresses "to read my book on the subway and at New York City landmarks for $8/hr." Jennifer and her story of the publicity stunt ended up in the New York Times, the New York Post, on author blogs and on Judith Regan's Sirius radio show. More

5 ways piracy is changing
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Though the recent shuttering of Megaupload and the shakeup of the cyberlocker scene has sent shockwaves through various piracy scenes, in the big picture the upheaval is really just the latest in what has been a steady evolution of piracy over the last 20-plus years. Pirates have a long history of adapting and evolving to respond to new threats and challenges. More

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Indigo joins growing boycott of books published by Amazon
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Canada's Indigo Books and Music has joined forces with U.S. bookstore chain Barnes & Noble in refusing to stock or sell any books published by online rival — including upcoming titles by James Franco and Deepak Chopra — with both chains now accusing the online giant of using predatory tactics that weaken an already struggling book industry. More

Rethinking the yard in drought-stricken regions
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Texans watched disaster unfold slowly last year as a historic drought took a withering toll across the region. Trees died by the millions, lawns and landscaping wilted, lakes shrank and wildlife struggled. Water bills shot up. All of this, experts say, could be just the nudge homeowners across the Southwest need to do things differently in their yards. More

Saving America's garden treasures
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Some American masterpieces hang protected in our museums. Others are planted across our country — outstanding gardens that are expressions of our cultural heritage and also worthy of preservation. Founded in 1989 by the late visionary Frank Cabot, the Garden Conservancy has been on a mission to save exceptional gardens for public enjoyment and education. More


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