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TOMORROW: Early bird rate ends on May 15 — GWA regional meeting in Philadelphia
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Join fellow GWA members as they tour the grounds of the Morris Arboretum, get exclusive access to Bloomfield Farm and see PHS's Pop Up Gardens in Philadelphia. Educational programming will focus on "Behind-the-Scenes of Growing Morris" and the "Greening of Philadelphia for the Pope's Visit this Summer."
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TOMORROW: Early bird rate ends on May 15 — GWA regional meeting in Holland, Michigan area
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"It's all about the Plants!" Join fellow Garden Writers as they tour gardens in Michigan! Tours will include: Lake Cliff Gardens, Walters Gardens, Spring Meadow Nursery, Proven Winners Color Choice trial gardens, Dale Deppe's private garden, Garden Solutions research greenhouses (optional on Saturday) and Great Garden Plants (optional on Saturday). Four meals are included!
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Region VII Connect meeting: Friday, July 17
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Come join Kathy Wood and Marnie Wright for an evening spent visiting gardens in Muskoka, Ontario. Join Marnie and Kathy for drinks and appetizers in Marnie's garden, followed by dinner in the garden at the home of Kathy and Peter Wood. Enjoy a chance to relax and reconnect with Region VII GWA members in beautiful Muskoka. Why not make a weekend of your visit and check out the many other local events happening this weekend?
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Press pass access — GWA membership benefit
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A key benefit of your GWA membership card is recognition and press pass access to major industry shows at no cost. For a list of shows and events who offer standing invitations to GWA members, and for more information, visit ...
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S&S tries geo-targeting in new marketing outreach
Publishers Weekly
In the latest effort to enhance book discovery, Simon & Schuster is partnering with mobile content delivery service Foli to offer customers complimentary access to a selection of full-text e-books in airports, museums and hotels around the country. Beginning May 15, David McCullough's The Wright Brothers will be a feature selection at the National Air & Space Museum and 50 venues around the country.
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Fixed book price in foreign book markets
Publishing Trendsetter
Earlier this year, France made publishing news headlines when its court ruled e-book subscription services like Kindle Unlimited illegal. The law cited was the Lang Law, which gives publishers the exclusive right to set the price of a book. Retailers are not allowed to discount more than 5 percent from this set price.
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Despite some setbacks, Amazon Publishing marches on
Publishers Weekly
Amazon Publishing may have scaled back its plans to have a major New York City trade publishing presence since the departure of Larry Kirshbaum in early 2014, but the company still continues to expand its overall operation. The division is now composed of 14 imprints, based in six cities, and it's set to publish about 1,200 titles in 2015.
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Authors debate digital-first publication
The Bookseller
Publishing digitally first can help authors to learn about the publishing process, make writers more critical of their own work and help reinvent an author. However, the author Stark Holborn warned that the format should only be used in the right context as there is "a difficulty in marketing something that has no physical presence."
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Copyediting or proofreading? Getting the most for your editing dollar
The Book Designer
As a self-publishing author, it’s next to impossible to manage all aspects of publishing a book by yourself. Inevitably, you’ll need to seek help with at least some stages of the process. And there’s a bevy of providers out there, eager to offer their assistance. Porter Anderson observed last month on the FutureBook blog that "the complexity exploding around decisions facing authors today ... is boggling."
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17 behind-the-scenes secrets of bookstores
Mental Floss
For book lovers, there's no more magical place than the local bookstore. Endless shelves of stories and characters, all at your eager fingertips. And while most of us have probably spent a significant amount of time wandering the aisles, few of us know what goes on behind the scenes. Here, some insights into the life of a bookstore, gleaned from the people who keep the shelves stocked.
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Two spaces after a period
Quick and Dirty Tips
If you learned to type on a typewriter, you're going to hate what I say next: Do not put two spaces after a period. Don't do it. Just use one. I know. I was taught to use two spaces after a period in my high school typing class too, but you know what? It's not that hard to break the habit. I haven't been tempted to type two spaces for decades. It's not like quitting smoking.
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Elle Casey's advice for aspiring writers
Elle Casey (blog)
I've always known that many of my readers are also aspiring writers because they contact me for advice and encouragement (which I'm always happy to give). Just recently I realized how many members of my Street Team have manuscripts they're working on, and I really want to encourage all of them (and you) to GO FOR IT! Since the requests for help that I get are increasing now, and I tend to give out the same advice over and over, I thought the best way to share my knowledge would be through a blog post.
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