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Amazon, the company that ate the world
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Jeff Bezos is channeling Steve Jobs. It's mid-September and the wiry billionaire founder of Amazon.com is at his brand-new corporate headquarters in Seattle, in a building named Day One South after his conviction that 17-year-old Amazon is still in its infancy. Almost giddy with excitement, Bezos retrieves one by one the new crop of dirt-cheap Kindle e-readers — they start at $79 — from a hidden perch on a chair tucked into a conference room table. More



GWA training guide on Writing for the Web now available
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The fourth training guide in the Working the Web educational series provides tips and guidelines for writing for the web. GWA members may review their free copy as a member service on the GWA website. More

Apple iPad killer: 10 reasons one will never see light of day
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The tablet space is heating up. Companies from Apple to Amazon, and every other firm in between, are lining up to see who can be the leader in the extremely lucrative space. So far, the leader is Apple's iPad 2. The company's tablet, which comes in at a starting price of $499, is the also the device by which all others are compared. So far, no single tablet has been able to come close to matching the iPad's sales. More

Anemone 'Pretty Lady Emily' lights up the fall garden
This adorable dwarf form of the popular Japanese Windflower is naturally compact – growing to just 16”. It also has amazing flower power with showy masses of large, 2” double blooms of light pink. Reliable and sturdy, offering a big improvement in garden and container performance over older, taller varieties. From Blooms of Bressingham®.


GWA 2012 Media Awards entry form now available
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We are pleased to announce that entries are being accepted for the 2012 GWA Media Awards program. The GWA Media Awards program is an excellent opportunity to be recognized for your outstanding work in gardening communications and is a well-respected resume builder for all gardening communications professionals. More

At the intersection of reading and retail
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Sometimes your point of view depends on where you're standing. Publishers and booksellers focus on price points, bestseller lists and reorders to figure out what their customers want. Those on the editorial side of the equation look to customer reviews, direct feedback (when they can get it) and author-and-genre loyalty among buyers for insight into their readers' preferences. More

Hansel - Hybrid Eggplant

Hansel’s non-bitter fruit are tender and grow from true miniature sizes. The stunning, glossy, dark-purple fruit are borne in finger-like clusters and display a contrasting, bright-green calyx color. Maturity averages 55 days from transplant, nearly 10 days earlier than open pollinated varieties in the same category. more


Tell your schools about GWAF scholarships
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The GWA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable subsidiary of the Garden Writers Association, has committed funding to provide financial assistance to deserving students for the SPRING TERM 2012. More

Early signs suggest strong holiday sales for Kindle Fire
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Early evidence suggests that Amazon's $199 touchscreen Android tablet, the Kindle Fire, will be a strong seller this holiday season. The tablet, which goes on full sale Nov. 15, is currently the bestselling and "Most Wished For" device in the electronics category on amazon.com, followed by Amazon's lower-priced line of ereaders. More


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October is National Book Month
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October is National Book Month, and Writer's Digest is asking everyone to pick up that book they've been "meaning to read" and read it. Or go to your local bookstore, roam around a section, pick a book with the most interesting cover, and read it. Or drop by your local library, ask the librarian for a suggestion and read it. More

Publishing your news content on the Kindle
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Amazon made big news in late September with the announcement of its new family of Kindle devices. The new Kindle now comes in touchscreen and non-touchscreen versions, both of which no longer have the QWERTY keyboard found on previous versions of the device. And of course, there is the introduction of the new Kindle Fire, which bundles Amazon's multimedia services, web services and the new Amazon Silk browser into a compact handheld tablet. More

One Size Fits All

The Frost Protek Flat Sheet plant cover keeps the growing season going. Wrap a trellis. Stretch one over your raised beds. Drape another over planter boxes. It's your one solution to insulate vegetables, flowering vines, annuals, and other sensitive plants when nights turn cold. 
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How to finish what you start
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Do you have a bunch of first chapters tucked away in a drawer — for seven different novels? Is there a folder full of abandoned short stories on your computer? Have you left a trail of abandoned blogs around the internet? Did your ebook fizzle out after a few pages? Most writers have been there — again, and again and again. More

Sales per book
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This is the dark secret of the book industry, and one of the new truths of the music business. Every year, total book sales have been relatively flat, growing just a bit. But, the price of books has been rising, so that means that unit sales, the number of books sold, is flatter still. More

Mark the Date!

The talk of the industry, The IGC Show continues on into its record 6th year! Make your plans now. August 21-23, 2012.
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Garden centers struggling to access peat
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After the Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss Association announced that the peat supply in Eastern Canada will be 15 to 30 percent of historically targeted requirements, Greenhouse Grower polled its readers about whether or not they're struggling to access peat for next spring. More

Rasberry crazy ants invading Southern states
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In what sounds like the intro to a low-budget horror film, millions of "hairy crazy ants" are invading the states of Texas, Louisiana, Florida and Mississippi. The flea-sized reddish-brown ants, covered in small hairs that give their abdomens a "fuzzy" appearance, are called crazy because of how quickly they scramble around when disturbed. More
 


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