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Trust buster takes hard line as e-book probe continues
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The Justice Department's top antitrust official says she won't stand by quietly if companies make agreements with rivals on price, signaling a stern stance as the department conducts a high-profile probe into electronic-book publishing. Without mentioning Apple Inc. or the five publishers that are the target of the investigation, Sharis Pozen says she won't hesitate to act against "collusive behavior at the highest levels of companies." More

Working The Web Training Guide #9 now available
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Jayme Jenkins of White Willow Media penned the most recent training guide on Converting Followers to Sales. Ask any business person and they'll tell you that relationships are important. After all, good relationships are what open the door to deeper dialogue and the opportunity to learn what matters most to people. It's what you do next that either makes you someone who writes for fun or someone who writes for fun and profit. More

Study: World catching up to US in e-book buying habits
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The world has caught up with the U.S. when it comes to e-book buying and overall engagement with digital books, according to a new study. While the U.S. remains the largest e-book market, many readers in countries like Australia, Brazil and India have purchased e-books and intend to buy more in the future, according to R.R. Bowker's Global eBook Monitor study. More

Even Plants Need Insurance

With the cost of plants rising each year, gardeners are looking for ways to safeguard their investment. A cold snap or late frost sends many back to the nursery to replace frost damaged plants. Get a little insurance with Frost Protek plant covers and get the most out of your gardening dollars. MORE

New Symposium video released
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In our own version of an Indy (Indianapolis) Film Festival, GWA released the 3rd 2011 symposium video recording featuring Larry Hodgson of Horticom, Inc., speaking on Prickly Plants with Punch. More

The next self-publishing frontier: E-books in translation
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Romance author Barbara Freethy has seen huge success making her out-of-print titles available as self-published e-books. She's now sold 1.6 million copies total and is taking an unusual step: Self-publishing foreign-language editions of those e-books. Previously, Freethy tried the strategy of selling her out-of-print titles as inexpensive e-books in order to draw attention to her new titles published by Simon & Schuster. 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

How to handle negative comments online
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A lot of organizations are embracing many of the new online communications tools available today. Corporations and non-profits alike are seeing great benefits from creating a digital marketing strategy that includes blogging, social media engagement and video. However, one concern centers around negative comments. Inevitably, someone will ask, "What if we get negative comments online?" More

Publishing in the digital age
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During a keynote address at the Publishing Business Conference & Expo, held in New York City, Marcus Leaver, the outgoing president of Sterling Publishing, offered what he described as some "common-sense prescriptions" for book publishers. "We must offer consumers an amazing value for their dollars," Leaver said, arguing for a shift in emphasis on quality over quantity. "The world does not need another book. We're still publishing far too many." More

Helichrysum - this bud's for you
With most plants, gardeners eagerly await the opening of the buds into their final, full-flowered form. Not so in the case of Helichrysum whose buds are as attractive and interesting as the flowers they become – perhaps even more so. Part of a series of Helichrysum introduced by Englishman Chris Bowyer, ‘Ruby Cluster’ is an outstanding example of the genus, and garnered the Royal Horticulture Society’s prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

Expert: New iPad's retina display reduces eye strain
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We've seen how the new iPad's ultra-high-resolution retina display can improve the visibility of type and images, making the whole experience of interacting with the tablet more pleasing. But can it also ease the inherent strain that goes hand-in-hand with staring at a glowing screen, sometimes for hours on end? Gary Heiting, an optometrist and associate editor of the site All About Vision, says yes. More

Web tools for superior writing
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With the long list of helpful and easy-to-use online writing tools available today, there is virtually no excuse for shoddy writing habits. Whether you are writing for personal or professional reasons, take the time to familiarize yourself with the many sites that can help you with word selection, check spelling and grammar, and remind you of those grade school writing rules you may have forgotten. More

Casa Flora Inc.
Casa Flora’s vast geographical representation ensures dependable product, consistent supply, and cost-efficient selections. Our corporate office, production greenhouses and a new state of the art laboratory are located in Dallas, TX. Since 2010, our new tissue culture laboratory and greenhouses in China have been supplying the Chinese market while producing Heuchera for Casa Flora in the US. more

How to find, rather than make, writing time
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Don't feel pressured to give up things you enjoy — however mundane — to make time to write. Take TV, for instance. Productivity experts jump straight to this topic almost without fail. Turn it off, they say. Think of all the other things you could be doing instead. Productive things. They're right, of course — in theory. Let's talk about reality. More

Despite policy changes, Pinterest doesn't comply with DMCA
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Despite recent changes to its usage policies, Pinterest may still not be in compliance with the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, according to copyright attorney and blogger Connie Mableson. Pinterest said Amazon will be handling DMCA notices since Pinterest is hosted by the giant retailer. But Pinterest has still not updated its designated agent with the copyright office, as required under the DMCA, Mableson said. More

GreenView® with GreenSmart® Specialty Fertilizers

Now there’s a smarter way to give your garden the nutrition it needs, with a unique fertilizer blend of conventional and organic fertilizer sources called GreenSmart. GreenView with GreenSmart sets the stage for exceptional performance, by providing plants the nutrients they need to thrive. Gardeners will quickly see the difference!

Spring sales picking up earlier than usual
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The first day of spring officially arrived last week, but growers across the country have been taking advantage of spring-like weather the last couple weeks with higher-volume shipments. Now, growers are keeping their fingers crossed that the 60-, 70- and 80-degree days persist. "Spring broke early and we're shipping like crazy," says Tom Van Vugt, the vice president of sales at Plainview Growers in Pompton Plains, N.J. More

Artist brings bouquet of ideas to Texas A&M's floral design class
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VideoBrief Students hovered over buckets of colorful flowers and greenery in a classroom at Texas A&M University intent on making bouquets for their teacher, Bill McKinley. But these students who hope flowers will wow their teacher for a better grade have a reason — they are floral design students, and their guest instructor was American Institute of Floral Designers' Artist in Residence Sharon McGukin of Carrolton, Ga. More


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