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Nov. 2 — Region V Connect Photo Shoot
GWA
Region V welcomes all members to its first GWA Connect meeting! Meet at 9:00 a.m. on Nov. 2 for a GWA Connect photo shoot at the 25th annual Fall Festival of Roses at the Antique Rose Emporium near Brenham, Texas. Details
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As summer winds down and transitions to fall, Suntory’s Sun Parasol mandevillas are still gorgeous in the garden. Hot new varieties include Red Emperor with giant red flowers and Pretty Deep Red and Pretty Deep Pink. See how Garden Crimson is used as a bedding plant in this video.
 


Nov. 6 — Final Chance for Solopreneur workshop
GWA
This is the last opportunity to jump into this great opportunity to map you options for the future as a garden communicator. If you wish you could be a full-time Writer, Photographer, or Speaker, this high-energy, highly interactive workshop is for you! This program is designed for independent workers who want to take charge of expanding their careers using targeted business planning. The deadline to register is past, but we still have a few seats available; so, take action TODAY!
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December Q&T Garden Tour Focus
GWA
The December issue of the Quill & trowel newsletter typically runs a feature listing of scheduled garden tours for 2014. If you are a member who is hosting, leading or organizing a garden tour anywhere, please send your tour information to Q&T Editor Carol Ledbetter at editor@gardenwriters.org. The deadline for submissions is November 15.
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An Eye for i: Phone Photos With Power
GWA
GWA member Mark Turner gave a highly rated presentation at the 2013 GWA Symposium on iPhones and other smartphones as ever-ready cameras, always ready to play. Learn how to get the most out of your phone camera at the time you tap the shutter and then how to enhance your photos using apps like Camera& and SnapSeed before sharing them on your blog or Facebook page. This and other great presentations are available to download now. Details
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GWA Outreach Task Force Web Page
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The GWA Outreach Task Force has a new Web page providing an overview of their activities. Check it out.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Amazon rolls out Kindle MatchBook: About 75k print books bundled with discounted ebooks
GigaOM
Amazon officially launched Kindle MatchBook, its previously announced program that lets publishers and authors bundle print books with discounted digital editions, on Tuesday. A little under 75,000 titles are included so far — up from the 10,000 announced in September. Readers who bought the included titles in print will have the option to buy the Kindle version for $2.99 or less.
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Analyst: Top exec's departure a sign Amazon has 'choked' in book publishing
Entrepreneur
It appears that Amazon is failing to establish itself as a big player in book publishing — at least to the degree expected by many industry watchers. After more than two years as the head of Amazon's book publishing operations, Larry Kirshbaum will be leaving the company in early 2014, as the retail giant beats a strategic retreat in publishing.
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No, writing for free isn't slavery, and other misconceptions about the economics of online media
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Even if you didn't know that the media industry was in turmoil, you'd be able to guess that something was wrong based on how often financial questions seem to intrude into discussions about journalism and writing in general — questions like "Who is going to pay us? How are we going to make money?" and so on. The most recent eruption along those lines occurred on the weekend based on an opinion piece in the New York Times entitled "Slaves of the Internet, Unite!"
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For major publishers, will print no longer be the norm?
Publishers Weekly
Format has been a long-simmering topic of debate in book publishing, and the question of when, and if, a title is published in hardcover, paperback, and/or digital has become even more pressing as bricks-and-mortar bookstores dwindle and e-book sales grow. The idea that any standard deal from a major publisher guarantees a print format release — which was previously a foregone conclusion — is something agents no longer take for granted.
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10 dos and don'ts for the aspiring novelist
Writer's Digest
By Chuck Sambuchino: Two months ago my first novel hit the bookstores. Since then, I've done a number of book talks/signings and have been a guest speaker at events. One of the questions I've frequently been asked is, "What tips do you have for an aspiring novelist?" Here is my list of ten "dos and don'ts."
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How users find, share and react to news on Facebook
Mediabistro
The Pew Research Center has released a study, in collaboration with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, on how Facebook users interact with news on the platform. The study found that while the majority of users still flock to the social media site to check up on family and stalk photos of their high school classmates weddings, this inevitably leads to news sharing.
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