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Sign up for the Post Symposium Photo Workshop
GWA
From Camera to Presentation: Using Digital Media to Achieve Professional Images. This workshop provides insights into garden photography and storytelling techniques. Using examples from presenter Mark Turner's extensive garden stock photo library, he will show the effects of different qualities of light, composition tools, perspective, point of view, juxtaposition and the elements of a photographic story. The sessions will include a field trip photographing the natural environment surrounding the venue, putting into practice the concepts from the first session. Then a session will demonstrate prepping your photos for use. Convert your camera's original file into a digital file with right size and resolution for each place it's going to be seen. Digital slideshows, social media, blogs and print publications have different requirements. Learn how to use Adobe Lightroom to adjust, crop, resize, add borders and watermark your photos so they're ready for any use. Bring your laptop with Lightroom installed to follow along and learn by doing.
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July 13-15 — Visit the GWA booth in Columbus, Ohio
GWA
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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July 14 — Columbus GWA Connect meeting
GWA
GWA Region III will conduct a GWA Connect meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, July 14, in room D245 of the Greater Columbus Convention Center following the AmericanHort media luncheon.
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July 24 — Toronto-area GWA Connect meeting
GWA
Region VII directors announce a GWA Connect meeting on July 24 at 9:45 a.m. There will be networking time in advance of the Sawaya container trials tour later that morning. The address for the connect meeting is the Tim Hortons at 15 Queensway Dr. E Simcoe, N3Y 4Y2. (Full details of the tour are in Region VII news in the latest Quill & Trowel.) The Tim's is about 10 minutes west of the Trials site. The site is in SW Ontario and may be accessible and of interest to some Region I & III members who would be most warmly welcomed.
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Revised exhibit floor plan
GWA
Prospective exhibitors are encouraged to review the revised exhibit floor plan for the 66th GWA Annual Symposium. Only a few spaces remain in the main exhibit area.
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2014 Election Ballots
GWA
Watch your e-mail for the 2014 GWA election ballots due out next week. Cast your vote early.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Amazon vs. Hachette: The battle for the future of publishing
Fair Observer
Amazon.com is getting a very public thrashing these days. Stephen Colbert flipped his middle finger at the e-commerce retailer on his Comedy Central TV program. Best-selling author James Patterson called Amazon a budding monopolist, while fellow writer Scott Turow described the company as the "Darth Vader of the literary world." Other writers and publishers have compared the company to a bully, the Mafia and even Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
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The world's 56 largest book publishers, 2014
Publishers Weekly
Although there was a fair amount of deal making among the global book publishing giants last year, those mergers and acquisitions did not have much of an impact on the top of Livres Hebdo/Publishers Weekly's annual ranking, based on annual revenue, of the world's largest publishers in 2013. Pearson came in first, with $9.33 billion in revenue, followed by Reed Elsevier, Thomson/Reuters and Wolters Kluwer. All four educational and professional publishers held the same respective positions on the list in 2012.
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The secret to writing stronger feature articles
Writer's Digest
To write a strong feature it's not enough to just give the facts. Your piece must have the most essential element in any story: It must be a story. In nonfiction, like fiction, what readers need more than anything is a reason to care, to want to know what happens next and how it will all turn out. Readers want stories. And stories are driven by tension. It's your job to give it to them. First you have to find it. Then you have to tell it.
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Publishing anticipated: 2014 trends reviewed
Guardian Liberty Voice
As 2014 passes the halfway point the publishing industry must review the trends that were anticipated as the year began. Resource allocation and business priorities are being accessed, and it is time to see what really came to pass and what may have been completely unforeseen just six months ago.
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Truth Goggles launches as an annotation tool for journalists
Poynter
When Dan Schultz first described Truth Goggles close to three years go, he deemed it a "magic button" that could tell you "what is true and what is false on the web site you are viewing." That concept — which Schultz refers to as the "fact-check the Internet approach" — attracted a decent amount of press and enthusiasm at the time. Schultz shipped some related code as a result of him developing the project while at the MIT Media Lab. Now, nearly three years later, he's released the first Truth Goggles product — and it's a departure from that original vision.
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Book revenues are up — but without ebooks; they'd be plummeting
Vox
The state of the book is in constant danger. The novel is constantly dying, and there is a fear that the publishing industry in general is maybe doomed. But if there's one sector of the publishing industry that's alive and well, it's e-books. According to data released recently by the Association of American Publishers, e-book sales continued a steady rise in 2013.
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5 reasons to wait and slow down when it comes to publishing your book
The Huffington Post
Among the many differences between traditional publishing and self-publishing is the turnaround time from book completion to book publication. A common distinction you hear between the two publishing options is that authors have to "hurry up and wait" in traditional publishing, while they "wait and hurry up" in self-publishing. In traditional publishing, the hurrying up and waiting stems from authors hurrying to make their deadlines and then waiting the inevitable six months-plus for the long-lead publicity campaign that their publisher is (hopefully) mounting. In self-publishing, the waiting and hurrying up refers to the tendency of self-published authors to have spent forever and a day writing and/or shopping their book to agents and editors, so that by the time they decide to self-publish they're anxious — hurrying to get their books out ASAP.
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