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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 — Learn professional tips for still and video photography
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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.
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Registration open for 2014 GWA Pittsburgh Symposium
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Online registration is now open on the GWA website! Take advantage of early registration rates now.
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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 PAR 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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California Cut Flower Commission seeks Communications Champion
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Through a variety of successful communications tactics, help carry out the strategic plan for public relations and communications on behalf of the California Cut Flower Commission. Visit the GWA Jobs page for details.
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Study: Taking a walk may lead to more creativity than sitting
American Psychological Association
When the task at hand requires some imagination, taking a walk may lead to more creative thinking than sitting, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. “"any people anecdotally claim they do their best thinking when walking," said Marily Oppezzo, PhD, of Santa Clara University. "With this study, we finally may be taking a step or two toward discovering why."
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When an author should self-publish and how that might change
The Idea Logical Company
There is a question that every agent and publisher is dealing with, because authors surely are. And that's this: when should an author self- (or indie-) publish? The answer is certainly not "never," and if there is anybody left in a publishing house who thinks it is, they should think a little harder. For a number of reasons, the belief here is that most of the time for most authors who can get a deal with an established and competent house, their best choice is to take it.
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How to set up your writing area
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Thinking about writing? The best way to begin is to make a writing area. So look around your home. Is there an untapped corner you could claim? Sure, you can use the kitchen table. But I'm from the school of thought that says writing needs to have its own little area.
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Amazon's revenue grew 23 percent in first quarter, nearing $20 billion
The New York Times
Amazon defines corporate prosperity in terms of sales growth rather than profit. By its definition, which has been embraced on Wall Street, the big Internet merchant had a strong first quarter. Amazon's revenue grew 23 percent to $19.74 billion, up from $16.07 billion in the year-earlier quarter. Its growth surpassed analysts' average estimate of $19.4 billion, as compiled by Thomson Reuters.
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On their death bed, physical books have finally become sexy
The New York Times
The Death of the Book has loomed over so many other eras, but today it seems more certain, at least when it comes to the physical book, because the e-book has been outselling the paper kind on Amazon since 2011. With reading, we all know what direction we're now going in — it's bright-at-night, it's paved with e-paper, it's bad for focus, it's incredibly convenient.
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Look ahead: For readers, by readers
Editor & Publisher
Instead of scrolling through dozens of irrelevant story links and updates on a news feed, Trove streams in news from thousands of sources so readers can follow topics they care about, pick stories to highlight for others and get the best news stories picked by people who share the same interests. Created by the former Washington Post Labs team (now the technology and innovation division of Graham Holdings Co.), Trove is a revamped version of the Post's social news app and website Social Reader.
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