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March 15 is final deadline for GWA Media Awards entries
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If you have works first published and copyrighted between Jan. 1, 2013 and Dec. 31, 2013, consider entering your best work for recognition in the 2014 GWA Garden Media Awards. This year we are reintroducing judges' comments for entries to help move your career forward on future work. You do not need to be a GWA member to enter. Any writer, editor, publisher, producer, etc., may enter. Entries must be submitted by March 15.
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Join Region V at the Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas
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Choose from 2 sessions — Session 1: Still Photography or Session 2: Video Photography — hosted at the Lady Bird Wildflower Center on May 23. In the spring, roadsides, gardens and ranches explode with acres of native wildflowers. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is the best place to see the most diverse selection of wildflowers. What's likely to be in bloom in late May? Yucca, Rudbeckia, Echinacea, beebalm, Salvia, prickly pear, skullcap, winecup, sundrops, Gaillardia, Turk's cap, evening primrose, phlox, clematis, lantana and verbena.
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PAR issues Houston media advisory
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Join Houston Mayor Annise Parker, Garden Writers Association, Plant a Row for the Hungry, The U.S. Conference of Mayors, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, and other national partners for the dedication and installation of the nature playground and garden located at the Gabriela Mistral Center for Early Childhood. The playground will provide children in the community with a new green space and natural play area.
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'Opt out' option for GWA Membership Directory deadline — April 1
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In support of GWA's continuing efforts in sustainability, the 2014-15 Directory will be available both in printed and electronic formats. The file will be available online in the Members Area in a read-only Adobe PDF format. If you wish to support our sustainability efforts, you can log in to the GWA and opt out of receiving the printed version of this year's directory.
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Get latest GWA Symposium news via Facebook
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Stay connected to all the latest updates and information for this year's symposium in Pittsburgh on Aug. 8–11 by "liking" the event's Facebook page.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Where did the story of e-books begin?
The Guardian
What was the first e-book? Debate rages ... When Peter James published his thriller "Host" on two floppy disks, in 1993, it was billed as the "world's first electronic novel," and attacked as a harbinger of the apocalypse which would destroy literature as we knew it. Now it has been accepted into the Science Museum's collection as one of the earliest examples of the form, as the spotlight of academia begins to shine on the history of digital publishing.
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The 'brain app' that's better than Spritz
Time
We all have so much to read these days. Wouldn't it be nice if we could read it faster? The possibility that this fond wish could actually be granted by technology is what's driving the buzz about Spritz, a new speed-reading app that debuted at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last month and will soon come loaded on new Samsung devices.
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Digital life in 2025
PewResearch Internet Project
This report is the latest research report in a sustained effort throughout 2014 by the Pew Research Center to mark the 25th anniversary of the creation of the World Wide Web by Sir Tim Berners-Lee. He wrote a paper on March 12, 1989 proposing an "information management" system that became the conceptual and architectural structure for the Web. He eventually released the code for his system — for free — to the world on Christmas Day in 1990.
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Rooster app delivers books in easy-to-digest, bite-size chunks for busy people
Re/code
Finding time to sit down with a good book is challenging when you're constantly faced with work deadlines, taking care of your kids or just dealing with life in general. But a new service called Rooster is looking to fix that by delivering novels in short installments that can easily be read during your commute, a coffee break or whenever you have a free moment in your schedule.
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Has everyone conceded the US e-book market to Amazon?
Dear Author
Let's try, just for a minute, to stop cheerleading. In the recent weeks, it's seemed like publishing has become an all or nothing sporting event and that we all have to pick sides. You have to cheer for self publishing versus traditional publishing versus some other path. But that type of thinking is short sighted and obstructive. A self publishing "win" is a vibrant and robust publishing community that has both publishing houses and avenues for business minded authors to advance on their own.
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10 reasons self-published authors will capture 50 percent of the e-book market by 2020
The Huffington Post
There's a debate raging about the impact self-published e-books will have on the book publishing business. By my estimates, self-published e-books will account for 50 percent of e-book sales by 2020. What do you think? On one side of the debate, you have people such as myself who believe all signs point toward indie e-book authors capturing an ever-greater percentage of the book market. On the other side you have folks who think self publishing represents an insignificant portion of the book market.
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