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Publishers seek to capitalize on e-books
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As traditional revenue channels for newspapers collapse, publishers are seeking new and innovative ways to make a profit without expending a lot of resources. Finding the appropriate niche is the key to survival, and newspapers that recognize this are dipping their hands into everything from cookbooks to bridal guides. This first installment in Editor & Publisher's recurring series on niche publishing looks at e-books as a means of bolstering the bottom line. More

Region VI Meeting deadline is Feb. 15
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Last chance to join your fellow GWA members for the Region VI meeting at the Yard, Garden & Patio show at the Oregon Convention Center in Wilsonville, Ore., on Feb. 17. Register TODAY! More

3 reasons why some books never sell
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Why isn't my book selling better than I expected? This is a common question coming from authors across America. There is no easy answer. However, there are a few ways to identify the root problem. Above all, if you've written a book that isn't selling well, don't blame the public. The market doesn't lie. Millions of books are purchased every day. More

Grow Box Greenhouse

Today it's easier than ever for gardeners to grow their own herbs and veggies thanks to grow box systems like EarthBox. Frost Protek inventor Margaret thought it should be just as easy to protect those plants from damaging frost so common in the early and late seasons. Margaret's solution...

Region V Meeting registration ends Feb. 24 — reserve now
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Chicago's Navy Pier will transform into a runway for the bold and beautiful Hort Couture-themed Chicago Flower & Garden Show in March. An estimated 60,000 visitors will attend, and GWA attendees can tour the show floor — pristine and uncongested — before it opens to the public. More

5 tools for promoting your book on Twitter
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Twitter can be a great source of traffic for your blog. As your blog is also where many of your readers might go before buying your books, that promotional power makes Twitter an essential part of any author platform and marketing strategy. Fortunately, Twitter is an ecosystem in which talented developers are thriving by making useful tools. 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

February Quill & Trowel now available
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The February Q&T is now available in the GWA archives. Download your copy for the latest news about GWA. More

Apple, suppliers test tablet with smaller screen
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Apple Inc. is working with component suppliers in Asia to test a new tablet computer with a smaller screen, people familiar with the situation said, as it looks to broaden its product pipeline amid intensifying competition and maintain its dominant market share. Officials at some of Apple's suppliers said the company has shown them screen designs for a new device with a screen size of around eight inches, and said it is qualifying suppliers for it. More

The future of reading
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It's pretty clear that the future of books is digital. We'll probably always have deckle-edge hardcovers and mass market paperbacks, but the physical version of books will soon assume a cultural place analogous to that of FM radio. 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®.

By one benchmark, we are probably halfway through the revolution
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A couple of major (Big Six) publishers have acknowledged that e-book revenues for them have passed 20 percent of their revenues. Of the 80 percent that remains print, it would be conservative to estimate that 20 percent of that is sold online. That's an additional 16 percent of their business. Adding those together tells us that, for at least some very major companies, 36 percent of their sales are being transacted online. More

8 tips for keeping your laptop healthy and happy
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Take the time to show your laptop a little love this week. Your window to the vast Internet, your laptop works really hard for you without asking much in return. Give your laptop a little TLC with these tips that will keep it happy and healthy all year long. More

I Tweet, but I don't know why
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From Kevin Wasson, president of Minyanville Media Inc.: I Tweet, but I have yet to figure out why. I have also yet to figure out how Twitter can make money. What am I missing? Twitter is a $250 million company? Really? It's actually instant messaging but semi-useless unless you have a tremendous amount of time on your hands or took an Evelyn Wood speed-reading course. More

AzaMax is a concentrated all natural broad spectrum pest control, antifeedant and insect growth regulator, controls pests through starvation and growth disruption for a broad variety of plant applications. Effectively controls spider mites, thrips, fungus gnats, aphids, whiteflies, leaf miners, worms, beetles, leafhoppers, scales, mealy bugs, nematodes and other soil borne pests. Can be applied up to the time or day of harvest. more

Citrus greening disease has growers on alert
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On Jan. 13, the first-known case of citrus greening disease in Texas was confirmed on a Rio Grande Valley orange tree. The tree showed the telltale signs: undersize, discolored fruit and curled, mottled yellow leaves. The one case in a San Juan grove became 14, and the outbreak brought the Valley's citrus harvest season to a halt, as the United States Department of Agriculture investigates how far it had spread. More

The GWA Sustainability Task Force reports member Survey
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The GWA Sustainability Task Force was created with a three-part charge. See their latest report on the member survey on sustainability attitudes and practices. More

Floriculture census right around the corner
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Here's the scoop, direct from the USDA-NASS: The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service will conduct the Commercial Floriculture Survey in New York and 14 other major floriculture states. Between Feb. 15 and March 31, growers will be asked to provide information on production area, sales of floriculture commodities and the number of agricultural workers on their operation. More


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