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Artists file lawsuits, seeking royalties
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When the taxi baron Robert Scull sold part of his art collection in a 1973 auction that helped inaugurate today's money-soused contemporary-art market, several artists watched the proceedings from a standing-room-only section in the back. There, Robert Rauschenberg saw his 1958 painting "Thaw," originally sold to Scull for $900, bring down the gavel at $85,000. More

Register now for Region I meeting at NE Grows
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What makes a winning pitch? Words sell — whether you're a designer, photographer, writer or speaker. Your selling job can be easier with a writing structure that allows you to simply plug in your ideas each time you make a proposal. Mary-Kate Mackey's step-by-step workshop will take you from an abstract idea to a marketable presentation. More

Nook Tablet vs. Kindle Fire: How the specs compare    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Nook Tablet and Kindle Fire are strikingly similar in terms of dimensions. The Kindle Fire is a pinch smaller and thinner, but not by a lot. Interestingly, the Nook Tablet is actually a bit lighter — 14.1 ounces to the Fire's 14.6. This could be due to the plastic used for the bezel. That little hook on the corner may help shave off those fractions of an ounce too. More

IGCs Discover New Gold Rush!
Sun Gro Horticulture, the supplier trusted by more professional growers, proudly introduces Black Gold Garden Products, a new line of natural and organic potting soils and fertilizers exclusively for IGCs nation-wide, featuring a broad selection of OMRI listings available in turn-key indoor sets and high volume outdoor soils and amendments. more

GWA 'member' logo download available on website
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Use of the GWA logo to identify members and show unity among professional garden communicators is important and encouraged. More

Why you need an editor
Pleading the Phyth (blog)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
If you haven't done it, spend the time and money to find a professional editor who will work on your manuscript. You'll eliminate more than comma-splicing and usage errors. You'll find things you didn't know were wrong and be able to fix them before you publish. More

Orange Blaze - Hybrid Pepper

Colored peppers are often hard to grow. It can take all season to finally get your green pepper to change color. Typical varieties often produce fruit that is much larger than desired. Orange Blaze solves both problems. This All-American Selections winner produces smaller 2 and 3 lobed fruit that turn orange in a blaze. more

True 'do-it-yourself' publishing success stories will probably become rare
The Shatzkin Files (blog)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Getting ready for the eBooks for Everyone Else conferences, blogger Mike Shatzkin discovered an author named Bob Mayer who impressed with his self-publishing zeal and apparent success. Mayer has written lots of military fiction, science fiction, even a romance novel and some non-fiction: dozens of books over the years for major publishers. Most of it was mass market, most of it reverted relatively easily and he systematically secured those rights reversions for years. More

'E' stands for 'errors'
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"House" for "horse." The number 1 for the letter l. Strange, random characters where accented characters should be. If you read e-books, you've seen mistakes like these, and more. Most are mildly distracting. But at times, the mistakes get so bad that readers have to stop and back up and reread a passage in order to make sense of it. More

Mark the Date!

The talk of the industry, The IGC Show continues on into its record 6th year! Make your plans now. August 21-23, 2012.

Can Twitter really help you sell books?
Marketing Tips for Authors (blog)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
How can somebody follow 5,000 people? What use is that? How can Twitter help you sell books? More

Borders plan proposes $36 million for Random House
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The fourth largest unsecured creditor from the Borders bankruptcy appears set to fare well if a judge approves a new payment proposal. In a court filing, the bankrupt bookseller and Random House proposed a plan that would give the publisher $36.4 million — less than $1 million short of the $37.2 million it had been seeking. The plan appears to represent good news for Random House, which is an unsecured creditor. Unsecured creditors are often left with little or nothing after a bankruptcy filing. More

What is the most popular genus of all ornamental grasses?

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How to set up a Google+ brand page
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It's been a long time coming, but Google has finally given the official go-ahead for businesses to create profiles on the Google+ social network. More

Your story can change the world
David Farland (blog)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Few people would argue that stories are unimportant to us. Humans are wired to communicate perhaps more than any other animal on earth. (Whales and dolphins seem to need to talk almost as much as we do.) If we aren't talking, we are listening. Not only is our personal survival tied to gaining information from others, our emotional health is tied to it, too. Tests have shown that children raised in total isolation die from failure to thrive. More

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Comparing own-root container grown roses with field-grown budded roses
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The reason roses are being grown more as own-root roses has a lot to do to with the difficulty in finding skilled budders and the costs of caring for those roses in a field for two years. Skilled rose budders are getting harder and harder to find. If you have never seen anyone bud roses in a field, it is back breaking work. More

Surviving a 'Texas-sized' drought & heat wave
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Although most of us are now enjoying cooler fall weather, this year's extreme drought and heat wave haven't been forgotten. Many areas of the country were affected by it, primarily in the South. Gardeners got a lesson in dealing with drought and heat on an amazing scale this year. More


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