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5 ways to publicize and promote your book
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From Chuck Sambuchino: 1. Start tweeting now! Or Tumblring, or whatever, and discover what feels genuine to you. My publisher is very active across multiple social media platforms and encouraged me to get involved well in advance of my book release, to explore what I was comfortable with and start making connections. I happen to like Twitter and would never vlog except under duress, but you may be more telegenic than me. More

Symposium early registration discount ends Aug. 8
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Register for the Oct. 12-15 GWA Annual Symposium at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson, Ariz., by Aug. 8 and save $76. More

'There will be no more professional writers in the future'
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Ewan Morrison is an established British writer with a credit-choked resume and a new book out, Tales from the Mall, that the literary editor of the venerable Guardian newspaper hailed as "a really important step towards a literature of the 21st century." By his own account, Morrison is also being driven out of business by the ominously feudal economics of 21st-century literature. More

Final call for Region V at IGC
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There is still room to join Region V friends and colleagues for the meeting at the IGC on Aug. 21 in Chicago. Sign up today before space runs out. More

BookStats 2012 highlights
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The e-book phenomenon continued in 2011 with e-books ranking, for the first time, as the year's No. 1 individual format for Adult Fiction; Children’s/Young Adult titles showed the strongest performance among categories; brick-and-mortar stores remain the biggest sales channel; and direct-to-consumer saw strong growth according to BookStats 2012, the most comprehensive annual survey of the size and scope of the U.S. publishing industry. More

GWAF student scholarship information available
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GWAF encourages the next generation of garden writers with student scholarships to further their education. If you know a friend or department that would benefit, refer them to the updated information on the website. More

E-reading: A midterm progress report
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E-readers have been around long enough now that the novelty has largely worn off. To be sure, we still get the occasional article or blog post celebrating the smell of "real books" and denouncing the disembodied fakery of text on a screen, but not nearly as many as in recent years. E-readers are simply part of the reading landscape now — the first Kindle was released almost five years ago — and it's time for a midterm progress report. More

Final call for Region I meeting for Coastal Maine
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Come see the gardens of Coastal Maine with GWA members in Region I. C.L. is still accepting registrations if you act this week. More

Why social media isn't the magic bullet for self-epublished authors
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From Ewan Morrison: "Authors — become a success through building an 'internet platform!'" For almost five years, we've been subjected to the same message. At the London College of Communication's iGeneration conference this year, I heard that social media was now the only way to sell books, and witnessed glowing examples of the successful use of SM from epub authors such as Joanna Penn (who has her own consultancy and sells $99 multimedia courses on How to Write A Novel). More

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Tucson exhibitor list continues to grow
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Our exhibitor list for the 64th GWA symposium in Tucson, Ariz., continues to grow. Review the exhibit floor plan on the GWA website (scroll down for the full list). More

Twitter at a crossroads: Economic value vs. information value
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Almost every day, it seems, we get further evidence of the dilemma at the heart of Twitter's ongoing evolution from real-time information network into multibillion-dollar commercial media entity — and the latest is the furor over the company's suspension of the Twitter account belonging to Guy Adams, a British journalist. As Jeff Jarvis and Dan Gillmor and others have noted, regardless of the details of this specific case, it seems like a defining moment for Twitter. More

The benefits of a book journal
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From Cynthia Crossen: Seven years ago last week, I started keeping a record of the books I had read. I have only my unreliable memory for what I read before July 27, 2005. However old you are, begin a reading log now. Keep it simple and convenient. I use small Paperblanks notebooks because I like the sound of the covers snapping shut, but there's an iPhone app, Reader Tracker, or you can tweet book titles to I'vRead. More

Report shows US drought rapidly intensifying
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The widest drought to grip the United States in decades is getting worse with no signs of abating, a new report warned, as state officials urged conservation and more ranchers considered selling cattle. The drought covering two-thirds of the continental U.S. had been considered relatively shallow, the product of months without rain, rather than years. More

'Ashes to dust' as beetle spreads
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An insidious metallic green menace known as the Emerald ash borer continues its march westward…and eastward, and southward. The latest areas to join the federally regulated zone for the pest are Charlotte, Halifax, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, and Pittsylvania Counties and the City of Danville, all in south-central Virginia. They are all at the other end of the state from areas in northern Virginia where the pest had been found previously. More


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