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MAY 7 — Early exhibit booth discounts end
GWA
Exhibit sales continue to rise as we approach the first sign-up deadline in May. See who has already committed to show their latest information, products and/or services at the 66th GWA Symposium in Pittsburgh for the greatest gathering of garden communicators in 2014.
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Join Plant A Row for the Hungry on April 12 in Tallahassee, FL
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On April 11th, the GWA Foundation's Plant a Row for the Hungry program will join Mayor John Marks, The U.S. Conference of Mayors, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, the National Gardening Association and the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens for dedication and installation activities at the iGrow Whatever You Like Youth Farm. The dedication, which coincides with the first iGrow Food and Art Festival, will be a family-friendly celebration in Frenchtown's "D-Block" to promote urban agriculture, healthy lifestyles, youth engagement and community economic development.
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'Like' Plant a Row for the Hungry's (PAR) Facebook Page
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Stay up to date with PAR activities and media alerts by following the PR Facebook page. Join the GWA Foundation in celebrating the donation of 20,000,000 pounds of edible produce to feed the hungry over the past 20 years (20-n-20) through Plant a Row for the Hungry.
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Publicize your work at the 2014 GWA Symposium
GWA
The GWA book fair is an opportunity for members to display their works to other members for book and product reviews. Each participating author who registers is entitled to one-half of a 3-foot by 6-foot table space to display his/her work. The book fair will be open during all exhibit hours. Space is limited, so book fair participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
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GWA Symposium video No. 2
GWA
We have a second great GWA symposium video now posted on YouTube compliments of Jessica Walliser. View this promo for "A Year in the Life ..." a special presentation created for the August 8-11, 2014, symposium program in Pittsburgh.
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Need help finding qualified job applicants?
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Employers seeking job applicants may list full-time, part-time and freelance openings at no cost. Post your communications-related job opening here. Details.
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Researchers: Serious reading takes a hit from online scanning, skimming
The Washington Post
Claire Handscombe has a commitment problem online. Like a lot of Web surfers, she clicks on links posted on social networks, reads a few sentences, looks for exciting words, and then grows restless, scampering off to the next page she probably won't commit to. "I give it a few seconds — not even minutes — and then I'm moving again," says Handscombe, a 35-year-old graduate student in creative writing at American University.
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How to hire the right editor for your self-published book
PBS
The book publishing industry is going through a huge transition. It's easier than ever to get a book out into the world. All the resources you need to publish a book are available you. You no longer need to go through the traditional gatekeepers (publishers) to publish a quality book. Because it's so easy to publish a book and get it out to market, authors sometimes skip the critical part of editing. No matter how good of a writer you are, you need to hire an editor.
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Twitter spring cleaning: tips for freshening up your profile page
Poynter
Twitter has started rolling out a new design for profile pages. The most notable visual difference is the addition of a large image a la Facebook's cover photo. While the mostly cosmetic changes don't affect the main Twitter experience, the timeline, they're a good excuse to freshen up your profile page. Here are some tips.
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Amazon's vision for the future of self-publishing
Digital Book World
The term "self-publishing" may have outlived its usefulness, according to Jon Fine, director of author and publishing relations at Amazon, speaking at the Publishing for Digital Minds conference in London. When asked at a recent past conference what "self-publishing" looked like in 10 years, Fine, who is intimately involved in that business at Amazon, said that it probably won't be called that anymore. In the future, authors will publish in a number of ways.
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London Book Fair 2014: Howey champions DIY publishing
Publishers Weekly
Wool author Hugh Howey, who has emerged in recent years as one of the poster boys for self-publishing, discussed his career path, and the perks of bring a hybrid author, at a panel at the London Book Fair. The panel had the mouthful-of-a-title: "Eating the Cake, Too: The New Breed of 'Hybrid' Authors Have the Best of Both Worlds." Speaking with Diego Marano, U.K. manager of Kobo Writing Life, Howey began by noting that he should not be held up as an example of your average self-published author.
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Freelancer pay jumps, in search for quality work
Fortune
For years, companies looking to outsource labor have opted for the lowest bidders, seeking freelancers and independent contractors in India, Vietnam, and other low-wage countries via matchmaker websites and local recruiters. One site even promised all projects would cost $5 or less as the race intensified to control costs and compete globally.
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