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Indie publishers back agency model, criticize DOJ deal
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Nine independent publishers have combined to file joint comments objecting to the pending settlements of the Department of Justice's lawsuit with Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster related to e-book pricing. The publishers noted that while they continue to sell e-books under the wholesale model, they have "benefitted significantly" from the ability of the Big Six publishers to adopt the agency pricing model with Amazon. More

Region 1 Meeting early registration ends July 7
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Come see and photograph beautiful gardens of coastal Maine, network with other garden communicators and enjoy magnificent Maine in August this summer! Our meeting and visit to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (132 Botanical Gardens Drive, Boothbay, ME 04537) will be on Friday, and there are many wonderful optional destinations suggested for those who want to come early and/or stay longer. Act today, Registration increases July 7. More

E-book price-fixing trial set for June 2013
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A month is a long time in an emerging market driven by new technology. A year is an eternity. By that logic, Judge Denise Cote has set the trial date for the Department of Justice's e-book price-fixing lawsuit an eternity from now, June 3, 2013, according to multiple news reports. Apple, Macmillan and Penguin will have to wait at least a year to find out whether their denial of collusion and price-fixing will hold up in court. More

Post symposium workshop announced for Tucson
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Top off your 2012 GWA Symposium experience with a special workshop on some of the most important business topics for photographers from beginners to working pros. Don't miss this all-day, five-part seminar concentrating on creating, storing, preparing, marketing and licensing photos in the garden and horticultural market as seen through the eyes and experience of GWA member and professional photographer Andrew Buchanan. All levels of photographers are welcome to take part in the workshop. 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

Common lies self-published authors believe
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From best-selling author Jeff Bennington: As an indie author I have to confess that I am guilty of believing a lie — not just one, but many. They are the same lies I see self-published authors fall for all the time. I see the lies in tweets, in emails, in DMs and blog posts. The lies run rampant. The lies are deadly. The lies set writers up for failure and they are like a disease. More

GWA completes move to Texas!
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GWA HQ has moved from Virginia to Texas. The transition was delayed two extra days, but we started unboxing everything June 27. The member login-in database was updated to new software in the transition and is back online as of June 28. Thank you for your patience during our temporary shutdown during the transition. The new address and telephone number: 7809 N. FM 179, Shallowater, TX 79363; Tel: 806.832.1870. More

How to avoid bad book reviews
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From Michael Davidson: After self-publishing my first novel, I was forced to think outside the box. Getting my words noticed was understandably difficult. No one cared about my first novel. Why should anyone spend six or so hours reading it? Clearly, gathering a collection of reviews would help. I contacted book bloggers who were partial to literary fiction. I found some, but, in general, they were hard to come by. More

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Most US readers unaware of e-books at libraries
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Though Kindles and Nooks are becoming almost as common as books, more than half of all U.S. readers don't know they can borrow e-books from their local library, a Pew Center poll showed. The poll showed 62 percent of readers didn't know if their library had e-books for lending, and only 12 percent of Americans 16 and older who read e-books had borrowed at least one from a library in the past year. More

The 13 trickiest grammar hang-ups
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From Mignon Fogarty: I trust that you all know the difference between who and whom, and I trust that typos are the only reason you use the wrong it's. It happens to the best of us. For most writers, if you can just maintain your focus (perhaps with caffeine and frequent breaks), you'll get the basics right. The following problems, however, may have you scrambling for a refresher. More

A book lover's guide to reading and walking at the same time
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From Lev Grossman: I wanted to start this post by saying that everybody's done it, at least once or twice, but probably that's not true. I know it's a weakness. A vice even. You're making a choice: essentially what you're saying (or what I'm saying) is that sometimes you're more interested in fiction than in reality and you don't care who knows it. More

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3 ways to protect your Mac from malware
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Now that Apple has introduced an all-new lineup of impressive machines, its market share will no doubt continue to expand. That's good news for Apple, bad news for the security of our devices. The more users make the switch to Apple products, the more we can expect criminal malware to follow. We've gathered a few simple tips to be aware of when protecting your Mac from its now-uncertain security. More

Like good bourbon, magazine is a sip of the south
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Garden & Gun magazine bills itself as the "Soul of the South." In five short years, the up-and-coming magazine has amassed a dedicated following and picked up critical acclaim. The cover of the summer issue of Garden & Gun entices you to hit a Southern road. A smiling young woman in skinny white jeans, a straw hat and wayfarers tucked into her pocket appears ready to jump into a vintage red Mercedes roadster, top down — all under a bright Carolina blue sky. More

How a garden was rescued after its owner's death
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Suffering from arthritis but determined to keep gardening, Charlie Bowman decided to sell his cozy brick house in Silver Spring, Md., and move to Arizona, where he and his beloved desert plants would rejoice in the dry heat. This was undoubtedly a difficult decision: He had spent 30 years in the garden around his house transforming an ordinary suburban yard into an extraordinary collection of diverse plants. More


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