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June 6 — Last chance to save money on the symposium
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The 2014 GWA symposium is a tremendous opportunity to see great gardens, hear outstanding educational sessions, view new products from Green Industry companies and network with other garden communicators. Take advantage of early registration rates and save $70 over regular registration and $206 on late registration though June 6.
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July 12 — Post Longwood Preview Connect meeting
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Region II directors announce a GWA Connect gathering beginning at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday evening, June 12, at Applebee's restaurant, 815 E Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square, PA 19348 (610-444-8092). This Connect gathering will focus on sharing network opportunities and discussing the press preview opening of the Longwood Gardens Meadow Garden at 5 p.m. that evening.
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2014 GWA Silver Garden Media Awards announced
GWA
For more than 25 years, the GWA has conducted an annual awards program for talent and products published or aired in the field of garden communications. Awards Chair Geri Laufer is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 GWA Silver Garden Media Awards of Achievement.
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Donate to a great cause and get a chance at a prize
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Make a donation to the Garden Writers Association Foundation and have your name entered to win a laptop computer or a digital SLR camera or an iPad! Drawing will take place at the Annual Awards Banquet.
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Visit the GWA booth in Columbus, Ohio
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The Association OutReach TF will host a booth at Cultivate '14 in Columbus, Ohio, on July 13-15. For more information and other activity schedules for the show, please review the AOTF report on the web site.
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Space limited — Publicize your work at the Symposium
GWA
The GWA "book fair" is an opportunity for members to display their intellectual property works to other members for 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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INDUSTRY NEWS


Apple e-books damages trial to start July 14; appeals court refuses delay
GigaOM
An appeals court refused to halt a trial that could require Apple to pay hundreds of millions of dollars over price-fixing, even as the company continues to deny any wrong-doing and seeks an appeal. In a succinct order, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit said a trial can go forward on July 14 that will determine how much Apple should pay for brokering a conspiracy with book publishers to fix the price of e-books.
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Is Byliner about to close?
The Digital Reader
The self-pub e-book platform Byliner is having a rough time of late. Following only weeks after co-founder Mark Bryant stepped down as editor-in-chief, a newly leaked email reveals that the company might be about to shut down. This 3-year-old digital publisher launched the the goal of helping blogs and websites monetize their content via e-book sales, and over the years it had developed a reputation for quality.
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How book biz dug its own Amazon grave
USA Today
Books, perhaps not surprisingly, are the business of second-class businessmen, who twice in the last generation have lost control of their fate to retailers, allowing them to pretty much dictate pricing terms and product specifications. In the first go-round, the power passed to Barnes & Noble, the mall outlet that morphed into a chain of stand-alone book superstores, devastating independent sellers and, effectively, turning books into tenants in expensive real estate (instantly evicted if they failed to pay the rent).
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US goes back to publishers on prices
The Wall Street Journal
Two years after three major book publishers settled a major civil antitrust lawsuit with the federal government, the Justice Department has gone back to the publishers asking about any recent pricing discussions they may have had with others in the industry, say people familiar with the situation. The inquiries have created anxiety in the publishing industry.
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Some newspapers to staff: Social media isn't optional, it's mandatory
American Journalism Review
Over the past year, the editors of the Los Angeles Times led a newsroom-wide effort to better marshal the power of social media in efforts to distribute the paper's content more widely. They have begun to replace automated tweets on their brand accounts with staff members and have also started using a service called Simply Measured, which analyzes reporters' use of social media. And they set a goal to move all their bylined writers onto Twitter and Google+.
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PubMatch expands into buyer/seller transactions
Publishing Perspectives
Since launching some five years ago, PubMatch — the international online platform for rights catalog management — has attracted some 9,000 users from 151 countries and listings covering some 25,000 titles. Next week, the company —mdash; a joint venture between The Combined Book Exhibit and Publishers Weekly — will take its next big step, when it launches the ability to facilitate direct transactions between book rights buyers and rights sellers.
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