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GWA sponsors Garden Bloggers Conference
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GWA is a supporting association sponsor of the September 22-24, 2013 Garden Bloggers Conference in Atlanta. Your membership gets you an extra $50 discount on Early Bird registration and $100 off the regular registration. Use promo code GWA13A.
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GWA Region II Connections Meeting — July 12
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This connections gathering is being held for those attending the Region II Quaker Routes to Horticulture Tour during the day and all GWA members, family, friends and possible new members who might be interested in networking with a larger group. For more information:
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Register for the 65th GWA Annual Symposium TODAY
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Two easy ways are available to you to register to attend the 65th Annual Symposium in Quebec City, August 16-19. You can download a PDF version for you to complete and submit to the GWA office, or you can complete the online registration process. Complete whichever way is easier for you and reserve your spot today!
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Detailed tour descriptions available online
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Interested in participating in an optional tour while attending this year's symposium? Detailed tour descriptions are now available online giving you a detailed description of the Tour IIe d'Orleans and North of the City Tour. Check out the descriptions and register today while there's still time!
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Marketing Photography Workshop — Last chance to register!
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Whether you write books, articles, and blogs, or you speak to live audiences, It's a Visual World and you are called upon to be a photographer as well. Photographs are no longer used just to illustrate a story; they often generate the narrative and greatly assist in marketing your expertise. Marketing your expertise is a key component in your success as a garden communicator no matter the media in which you work.
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GWA Meets at IGC Hosted by Region V — August 21
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If you are participating in the GWA Annual Symposium in Quebec City, why not make a stop in Chicago on your way home? Join fellow garden writers at Navy Pier in Chicago Wednesday, August 21, 2013 for a day at the Independent Garden Center Show and a GWA Meeting. IGC, one of the largest garden-related trade shows in the Midwest, boasts over 1,000 vendor booths.
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Check out the jobs posted on GWA
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Looking for work? Check out the jobs posted on the GWA page to see if there is an opening that's a fit for you!
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Apple executive defends pricing in case on e-books
The New York Times
Just days after Apple introduced the iPad and opened an e-bookstore, the biggest player in the e-book market, Amazon, changed the way it sold digital titles. Steven P. Jobs shot off an e-mail to the Apple executive who had negotiated deals with the publishers. "Wow, we have really lit the fuse on a powder keg," Jobs wrote in the e-mail dated Jan. 30, 2010, to Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet software and services.
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Are e-books good for your eyes?
Business Day
Do you think it's better for your eyes to read a digital book or the old-fashioned type, printed with ink on paper? It took me ages to warm to my Kindle (I have technophobic tendencies and an iPad still seems adventurous). What sold me was the convenience when traveling abroad. It made so much sense to lighten my load by no longer lugging books in my luggage (the excessive alliteration is unintentional).
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Digital news is finally starting to pay
The Guardian
Newspaper publishers beleaguered by digital developments for the past decade are starting to believe that business models to support digital journalism have emerged. Their increasing optimism is driven by a number of factors: the growing revenue from paywalls and digital apps for tablets and smartphones, as well as a more favorable shift in public attitudes toward paying for online news.
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How 8 famous writers chose their pen names
The Week
Some pen names are fairly well-known for what they are. Most people know that Mark Twain was the alias of Samuel Langhorne Clemens. The outing of Richard Bachman as a pen name used by Stephen King was well-publicized and inspired King's novel, The Dark Half. Some pen names you don't see coming, though, and assume the name on the book cover is the real deal. Here, eight that threw me for a loop when I first heard about them.
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Apple: We have 20 percent of the US e-book market
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Apple now holds about 20 percent of the U.S. e-book market, director Keith Moerer said in court. Moerer was a government witness in U.S. vs. Apple, in which the Department of Justice accuses Apple of illegally colluding with book publishers to set e-book prices at the launch of the iBookstore in 2010.
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