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GWA Media Awards Now Open for Submissions
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The Garden Writers Association is pleased to announce the latest modernization of its Garden Media Awards Program to an ALL NEW online entry and judging process. GWA will be awarding the prestigious GWA Garden Media Awards to the top professional communicators in the lawn & garden genre for 2013. Entries must be submitted by March 15, 2014
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Region VI Regional Meeting: At the Yard, Garden & Patio Show in Portland, Oregon
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Reinventing Yourself: Thriving in a Climate of Change - Join a panel of experts who will share their insights into the new world of writing, editing and photography on February 28, 2014 at the Oregon Convention Center.
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GWA Workshop: Write It, Shoot It — How to create videos for blogs and websites
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Whether you are a newly minted garden writer or a seasoned pro, video is one of the most compelling and direct ways to reach your target audience. In this workshop, hosted at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden on February 1, 2014, you will learn how to create short videos for your blog, website, YouTube or other digital media outlet.
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GWA Regional Meeting: Region I at New England GROWS!
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Join Region I at New England GROWS in Boston on February 7, 2014. In addition to a workshop on Making the Web Work for You presented by Kevin Sprague, you will receive free registration to New England GROWS! There will be a GWA Connect event the night before (February 6th).
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Region VI Regional Meeting: Santa Barbara Garden and Nursery Tour
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Santa Barbara is a garden and plant lover's Eden. It's a city of intense garden history, beautiful gardens, wonderful nurseries, classic architecture and so much more. Join fellow members of Garden Writers on February 2, 2014 for a day of touring the gardens of Santa Barbara. You'll be amazed and inspired by what you see.
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Independent bookstores, Amazon all report successful holiday season
The Christian Science Monitor
There's good news from every corner of the book world this holiday season, from independent bookstores to online behemoth bookseller Amazon. Editors at bookselling industry newsletter Shelf Awareness say that every bookstore they queried reported holiday sales this year were at least as good if not better than last year. And for some stores, the 2013 holiday season was superlative.
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2013: The year of self-publishing
Toronto Star
Georgie Binks was feeling pretty chuffed about her first foray into self-publishing — until 500 of her books arrived in 23 boxes. "It was terrifying when they arrived," says Binks, author of 'A Crack in the Pavement', which was turned down by 10 traditional publishers before she decided to go it alone.
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Now boarding: How airport bookstores are reacting to a changing industry
Deseret News
Judith Briles enjoys reading when she's on a plane. Sometimes her books are recently purchased from an airport bookstore. "I do it for a pleasure," said Briles, an author and publishing consultant. She notices many others are reading books on planes. Some sift through their paperbacks, while others scroll their eBook readers and tablets with a flick of a finger, she said.
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The geek's guide to the writing life: A challenge for 2014
The Huffington Post
In case you haven't noticed, it's that time of year again, when the air and the internets are thick with talk of resolutions. As writer Stephanie Vanderslice has grown older and withered under the weight of many a lengthy to do list, she has tried to simplify my resolutions, culling them down to just one or two. Vanderslice is not even sure she made one last year.
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10 bold predictions for Ebooks and digital publishing in 2014
Digital Book World
It's been another exciting year for the publishing industry — perhaps the most dynamic in the history of the business. In 2013, all ebooks by publishers became subject to retailer price controls and ebook prices plummeted.
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6 steps to writing web copy that wins new customers
Business 2 Community
When it comes to your company's website, well-written copy that's been optimized for search engines can be a key component to increasing traffic and netting new sales. Here are some strategies for writing captivating web copy.
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Marvel pulls individual comic titles from bookstore chains
The Hollywood Reporter
Marvel Entertainment is apparently bidding farewell to the newsstand. Both Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million have confirmed initial reports that Marvel Entertainment has pulled its comic book line from the bookstore market without explanation.
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eBooks vs. print: Actually a nonissue
The Huffington Post
When Kevin O'Kelly picked up the current 'Scientific American' my eye was immediately drawn to the cover line, "Google Is Changing the Way You Think." Given the sensationalist tone that often accompanies explorations of how Internet use affects cognition (even Nicholas Carr's sedate 2007 discussion of the topic was entitled "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" by Atlantic editors hoping to boost sales), the article was a measured summation of studies that indicate a) we often go online to answer questions we used to ask friends and b) relying on the Internet for information we or our friends used to remember means while we have access to more information than ever, we know less.
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