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Barnes & Noble to take on Amazon (again) with 8GB Nook
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Barnes & Noble seemed pleasantly surprised when it announced its Nook Tablet "exceeded expectations" over the holidays, but the 70 percent year-over-year jump in device sales paled in comparison to rival Amazon's 177 percent. That their flagship Nook Tablet cost a full $50 more than the Kindle Fire certainly didn't help, but that should change soon — according to a document obtained by The Verge, Barnes & Noble will release a new 8GB version of the Nook Tablet on Feb. 22. More



GWA Region V Meeting March 10 in Chicago
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Chicago's Navy Pier will transform into a runway for the bold and beautiful Hort Couture-themed Chicago Flower & Garden Show in March. An estimated 60,000 visitors will attend, and GWA attendees can tour the show floor — pristine and uncongested — before it opens to the public. More

Indie bookseller on e-books: 'I don't think we'll ever make money on them'
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Independent bookstore are unlikely to ever make money from e-books, in the opinion of Praveen Madar of San Francisco independent bookstore Kepler's 2020. But he says stores like his have to embrace technology — even if it means giving away Kindles. Madar says independent bookstores like Kepler's 2020 have to diversify their revenue models and move away from relying solely on selling print books — but they also can't depend on e-book sales to pick up the slack. More

Grow Organic the Easy Way

Organic gardening is more popular than ever, and the methods aren't always easy. Frost Protek plant covers change that. From deer and rabbits to insects and birds, pests are kept off plants, yet plants still receive the air and UV needed to thrive. The covers are the convenient, re-usable and pesticide-free solution for gardeners this season. MORE


Why book publishing can survive digital age
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Word on the street is that the publishing industry is under attack by technology. Amazon.com Inc. has launched a bare-knuckled assault against independent bookstores. Print-on-demand firms make it possible for anyone to get his work on the market, and thus threaten to render agents and editors obsolete. And with e-books priced so low, how can authors and booksellers earn a decent living? More

Sponsor opportunities announced for Tucson Symposium
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The Garden Writers Association Annual Symposium is the perfect place to promote your products and services to the largest gathering of garden communication experts. 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


10 myths about editors
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Do you think editors have a glamorous job? Picture them reading a manuscript and sipping Veuve Clicquot on a Lear jet cruising at 40,000 feet after a day of shopping in Paris? Theresa Stevens (quite possibly poolside at her estate in Montecito) exposes myths about editors and gives us a glimpse of what an editor's job is really like. More

Browsing and discovery of books in digital age
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Two of the largest technical publishing book conferences have just finished their sessions as of last week, Digital Book World in January and Tools of Change this past week. There did not appear to be much optimism nor was there much innovation. The one large question that loomed before publishers is how do they get readers to buy their books. More

In the pink(s)!

Did you get your ‘Heart’s Desire’ for Valentine’s Day? If not, treat yourself to this perky pink Dianthus that’s kissed with bright lipstick red at the base and edges. If velvety dark rose is more your color, take a look at ‘Rosish One’, a durable and long-blooming selection from the Fleming brothers and the University of Nebraska. Both are from Blooms of Bressingham®.


64th GWA Symposium Exhibit sales open
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The purpose of the exhibit is to provide a forum to exchange information between lawn and garden product manufacturers and North America's premier garden communicators. The exhibition, which will take place Oct. 12-13, 2012, is held in conjunction with the 64th GWA Annual Symposium. More

Author joins fight over e-book rights
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Author Jean Craighead George has asked to join forces with digital books publisher Open Road Integrated Media Inc. in its legal battle with HarperCollins Publishers Inc. over the digital rights to her 1972 children's novel, "Julie of the Wolves," Open Road said. In a federal court filing in New York, Open Road rebutted copyright-infringement claims made by HarperCollins in December. More

AZAMAX - BOTANICAL INSECTICIDE, MITICIDE, NEMATICIDE
AzaMax is a concentrated all natural broad spectrum pest control, antifeedant and insect growth regulator, controls pests through starvation and growth disruption for a broad variety of plant applications. Effectively controls spider mites, thrips, fungus gnats, aphids, whiteflies, leaf miners, worms, beetles, leafhoppers, scales, mealy bugs, nematodes and other soil borne pests. Can be applied up to the time or day of harvest. more


The wonderful and terrible habit of buying too many books
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There are just too many books to read. And while one might make the very good point that you could just wait to buy them when you have more room, there's something about putting them in a row with other books, read and unread, that creates the cumulative impression of your reading self. Because, when it comes to reading, there will always be more book that you haven't read than books that you have. More

Disease killing Florida impatiens, top landscape flower
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Starting in late October each year, Palm Beach County, Fla., enters a colorful phase as millions of impatiens are planted to jazz up the entrances of gated communities and add punch at shopping centers, banks and resorts. But this year there's trouble with the flowers known for their hues of coral, orange, pink, red, lavender, purple and white. After early January's damp cold snap, landscapers and their clients began noticing that the impatiens were dying. More

Casa Flora Inc.
Casa Flora’s vast geographical representation ensures dependable product, consistent supply, and cost-efficient selections. Our corporate office, production greenhouses and a new state of the art laboratory are located in Dallas, TX. Since 2010, our new tissue culture laboratory and greenhouses in China have been supplying the Chinese market while producing Heuchera for Casa Flora in the US. more


'Green' a major theme in home construction
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As the construction industry recovers, companies looking beyond the this year's building season are getting attention. With energy prices on the rise, companies that offer "green" technology got much of the attention at the annual Eastern Iowa Home Improvement and Landscaping Show. More

Texas has lost 5.6 million trees in cities to current drought
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It was a sight more common than usual this past summer: a tree too thirsty to live became another casualty to the drought. City workers would either remove the tree, or, if they were too late, it would fall, possibly on power lines, cars or a house. Recently, Texas Forest Service researchers said the current drought claimed the lives of about 5.6 million trees in cities, or roughly 10 percent of the state's urban forests, in the agency's first attempt at counting urban tree loss. More


 


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