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May 7 — Early exhibit booth discounts end
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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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May 23 — Join GWA in Austin for Region V
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TREAT YOURSELF and join GWA in beautiful Texas Hill Country! Choose from 2 sessions — Session 1: Still Photography or Session 2: Video Photography at the Lady Bird Johnson 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 participates in urban farm project
http://www.gardenwriters.org/gwa.php?p=par/news.html
On April 12, the dedication of an expansion of the 2,500-square-foot iGrow Whatever You Like Youth Farm in the Frenchtown District was held as a part of the GRO1000* gardens and green spaces program. The expansion includes a new outdoor kitchen, a bio-digester for sustainable produce cooking and a market stand, among other features. iGrow Whatever You Like Youth Farm grows and donates food for local residents, many of who live in a food desert, and engages with area youth to establish support for a community food system.
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PAR Facebook page launched and growing
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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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Apple loses another e-book decision
Publishers Weekly
You can add another line to Apple’s list of issues for appeal in its e-book price-fixing case. Tuesday, Judge Denise Cote rejected Apple’s November 2013 motion to dismiss the states’ class action claims, which argued that the states collectively lacked standing to sue for money damages. A damages trial is now set for July 14 involving the states as well as a consumer class. According to plaintiff filings, damages could run as high as $840 million.
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Authors Guild decries Google's impact on Amazon sales
TeleRead
The Authors Guild is appealing Google's November fair use win in its Google Book scanning case. The Guild says that Google is "yanking readers out of online bookstores" and stifling online bookstore competition with its digitized books. ... Wait, what?
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Which metrics really matter?
GigaOM
Thanks to the web and real-time measurement tools, the media industry has gone from having virtually no hard data on readers and attention to an embarrassment of riches — not only can we measure what people click on, but we can measure how far down the page they got when they were reading, whether they posted a comment, which social networks they came from, and a hundred other pieces of data. The only problem is that this is very much a double-edged sword.
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The 10 commandments of social media etiquette for writers
Anne R. Allen's Blog
When I wrote a couple of weeks ago about the importance of commenting on blogs to raise your social media profile, I forgot to say one essential thing — probably because I figured it's something your mom told you — but for those who've forgotten, here it is ... If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it.
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Report: 44 percent of Twitter accounts have never sent a tweet
The Wall Street Journal
Twitter is having no trouble signing up users. But some new research provides an update on the size of an ongoing problem: getting people to tweet. A report from Twopcharts, a website that monitors Twitter account activity, states that about 44 percent of the 974 million existing Twitter accounts have never sent a tweet.
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Bookstores in Seattle soar, and embrace an old nemesis
The New York Times
A love of books and bookstores runs deep in the sinews of Seattle, where gray skies and drizzle can drive a person to drink, or read, or both. A long-running annual survey ranks Seattle the country's second-most literate big city, behind Washington, D.C., as measured by things like the number of bookstores, library resources, newspaper circulation and education.
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5 reasons indie bookstores are perfect models for American small businesses
Flavorwire
By Jason Diamond: I don't recall exactly which sky-is-falling installment of the 2008 economic meltdown was in the news on a day when I was working at a nonprofit job that entailed dealing with the children of really rich people in Lower Manhattan, but I remember every mother who came in was in a panic. And for good reason: it felt like we, as a nation, were going to lose everything.
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