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Media awards final entry deadline — March 8
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Works first published and copyrighted in North America between Jan. 1, 2012, and Dec. 31, 2012, are eligible for entry. You do not need to be a GWA member to enter. View updated entry categories and choose your best work. Final entries must be received by March 8. More

March 1 is deadline for advertisements for directory
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Allied Trade members of GWA have access to this key group of professionals who have a significant impact on gardening product sales and markets. A free ad in the Annual Membership Directory is included in each Allied Trade membership. Non-member companies offering gardening products or services may also advertise in the Annual Membership Directory for a fee. More

'Opt Out' option for GWA Membership Directory deadline — March 1
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In support of GWA’s continuing efforts in sustainability, the 2013-14 Directory will be available both in printed and electronic formats. The file will be available online in the Members Area in a read-only Adobe PDF format. If you wish to support our sustainability efforts, you can log-in to the GWA and opt out of receiving the printed version of this year's directory. More

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Register for GWA meeting at Chicago Flower & Garden Show March 9
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The show's 20-plus gardens will draw inspiration from the art world as they present, "The Art of Gardening." Local garden designers and contractors will present ideas and concepts that can make you the envy of your neighborhood! Get Inspired, Get Educated, Get Motivated. More

Region VII GWA Meeting SOLD OUT
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The GWA Region VII meeting on March 16 to be held at Canada Blooms is sold out. We have filled the room to capacity. More

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Get the latest GWA symposium news via Facebook
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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

Save the date — May 25 for Region II Sustainable Sites & Highlights
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Four stops, three tours, 200 years in the making and one outstanding GWA meeting to experience it all! From sustainability at American University to the Capitol grounds to Beatrix Farrand's design for Dumbarton Oaks, registrants will get a view to gardening in the nation's capital that few have experienced. More

Should you work for free?
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That depends on what you mean by "work" and by "free." Work is what you do as a professional, when you make a promise that involves rigor and labor (physical and emotional) and risk. Work is showing up at the appointed time, whether or not you feel like it. Work is creating value on demand, and work (for the artist) means putting all of it (or most of it) on the line. More

Indie bookstores sue Amazon, big-6 publishers for using DRM to create monopoly on e-books
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Three independent bookstores have filed a class action suit against Amazon and all of the big-six publishers, alleging that the proprietary digital rights management tools Amazon uses on e-books serve to create a monopoly. The indies say publisher contracts calling for the use of this DRM restrain ebook sales and that Amazon "has unlawfully monopolized or attempted to monopolize the market for e-books in the United States." More

The basics of DIY e-book publishing
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About 10 years ago, the most prevalent self-publishing option called for a significant up-front investment and reliance on a publishing service company. Authors had to forfeit more than half of their royalties and grant exclusivity to a single company to sell and distribute their work. Today's self-publishing market has been transformed by new distribution tools that are free to use, take a smaller percentage of authors' sales and operate on a nonexclusive basis. More

Is writing hell, or heaven?
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Writing is hell. Absolute hell. No it isn't: Writing is heaven. It's puppies and rainbows. No, no, no. The monumental Philip Roth says, "It's an awful field. Just torture. Awful." But wait. The sublime Elizabeth Gilbert says: "Compared to almost every other occupation on earth, it's [unprintable word] great. ... So maybe take it easy on the complaining, OK?" More

Sale of used e-books getting closer
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At a time when many independent booksellers both here and abroad are beginning to gain traction selling Kobo e-books, other retailers are eyeing the secondary market for e-books and other digital content. Boston-based ReDigi, which opened a used digital music storefront in late 2011, may have gotten there first, but megaretailer Amazon isn't far behind. More

SATWF travel journalism competition
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The Society of American Travel Writers Foundation proudly announces the 29th Annual Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition, celebrating the travel industry's most prestigious awards for print, online and multimedia works, travel photography, both audio and video broadcast, and travel apps. Nearly $20,000 in prize money is awarded. The deadline is April 1, and the eligibility period for most categories is March 19, 2012, through March 24, 2013. More

Publishers say paywalls, price hikes are working for newspapers
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Four top publishers reaffirmed their commitment to print and discussed revenue ideas for bolstering their products as part of an executive roundtable at the Key Executives Mega Conference in New Orleans. The publishers of the Star Tribune Media Co., USA Today, The Omaha World-Herald and The Dallas Morning News talked about the revenue opportunities for their content. More


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