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Antitrust lawyer: Judge likely to approve e-book settlement
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Given the details of the settlement and what has already occurred in the case, Judge Denise Cote is likely to approve the e-book price-fixing settlement between the Department of Justice and three of the largest U.S. publishers, according to an antitrust lawyer familiar with the case. On April 11, three of the largest U.S. book publishers, Hachette, Simon & Schuster and HarperCollins, agreed to a settlement with the Justice Department. More

June Quill & Trowel newsletter available
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The June issue of the Q&T newsletter is posted on the GWA website for member review. More

What will the global e-book market look like by 2016?
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New data from Pricewaterhouse Coopers' Global Entertainment and Media Outlook projects that e-books will make up 50 percent of the U.S. trade book market by 2016. What will happen in the rest of the world during that time? PwC gave paidContent an exclusive look at their e-book data, and here are some of their predictions. More

Supporting the GWA Foundation in 2012 can be rewarding
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Join us for this year's drive and get a chance to receive a computer, camera or iPad. The GWA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable, educational organization offering the GWA a unique opportunity to expand its outreach to the industry and the public with special projects, scholarships and activities funded through tax-free grants, gifts and donations. 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

Barnes & Noble sales weak on Nook returns
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Barnes & Noble Inc reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue, hurt by disappointing sales of its Nook digital books and e-readers, and the top U.S. bookstore chain expects sales at its stores to fall this fiscal year. The bookseller's sales in the fourth-quarter were hurt by returns of the device from retailers as well as price cuts put in place on some versions of the device to compete with's Kindle franchise. More

2012-2013 GWA Member Directory mails this week
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The 2012-2013 GWA Membership Directory is printed and should hit the mail this week. An electronic version will be released as well. Members who opted out of the printed version will not receive a copy in the mail.

No, Virginia, e-books don't publish themselves
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From Philip Elmer-DeWitt: Whenever I write about the e-book business — especially in the context of the Justice Department's antitrust suit against Apple and five book publishers — someone in the comment stream invariably suggests that e-books are vastly overpriced because the publishers who sell them incur none of the usual costs of printing and distribution. But e-books don't write or edit themselves. More

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Region V to meet at IGC in August. SAVE THE DATE
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Region V will host a regional meeting in conjunction with the Independent Garden Center Show at Navy Pier in Chicago on Aug. 21-23. Mark your calendar for Aug. 21 for the Region V meeting. Details will be posted on the website soon. More

Why does Amazon pay only an 18 percent royalty for some e-book sales?
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From Nate Hoffelder: Earlier this week, I set out to answer the question above, but as of this morning I've realized that I cannot. Neither KDP Support nor Kindle PR have been able to tell me anything other than the boilerplate answers posted online, and after going back and forth on this issue I've come to the conclusion that they simply don't have the information. More

State Department postpones Kindle press conference
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On Friday, the State Department announced that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos would hold a press conference to announce the Kindle Mobile Learning Initiative this week. Now the event has been postponed until an unspecified "later date." In the press release sent out Friday, the program was described as a "public-private partnership with Amazon and the U.S. government." More

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Why Kobo is Amazon's only global competition
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From Tim Carmody: I may be unhealthily obsessed with global digital publishing. I mean in a creepy, stalkerish, guy-who-stares-at-you-too-long-on-the-bus sense. When I look at global publishing, I do the math in my head, I see the pieces coming together, all the different possible futures, the perils of bridging such a fragmented system, and the tremendous payoff for anyone who can pull it off — and I whisper: "Yes. This is the future — for me, for you, for all of us." More

Homeowners exchange bit of privacy for more garden, socializing
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How much do you like your next-door neighbors? Enough to share your backyard with them? A surprising number of homeowners are bucking the notion that good fences make good neighbors and taking down the fences in favor of bigger gardens and more space to entertain. Some are landscaping communally, turning a previously neglected corner into a shared garden and dining space. More

How to get started with native plants
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Native plants often get a bad rap when it comes to the home landscape. For many homeowners, the perception of native plants is that they are rangy and weedy. That meadow of wildflowers waving in the wind is a beautiful sight, but the individual plants aren't pretty. Besides, as the thinking goes, who wants the naturalized look of a meadow in a stylized subdivision of manicured lawns and tightly clipped shrubs? More


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