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The resurgence of school gardens
Mother Earth News
For the last 20 years, we've found ourselves in another burgeoning school garden movement. Not so different from the early 1900s, there is increasing concern that young people have lost a valuable relationship to the natural world, and school gardens are seen as a part of the solution.
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Have a topic to share?
GWA
Sharing your expertise with fellow garden communicators is a great way to build your recognition in the profession. The GWA Symposium Program Committee is accepting presentation proposals for the 2015 Annual Symposium Sept. 18-21 in Pasadena, California. Proposals are due by Dec. 1.
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Advancing gardening communications
GWA
The GWA Foundation annually grants students in horticulture and journalism special scholarships for college, university and community college participation. Scholarship information may be found on the GWA website under the GWA Foundation tab, the application deadline for the 2015 spring term ends Dec. 1, 2014. If you know a qualified student who needs financial assistance, let them know about this valuable program TODAY!
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Meredith Corporation/MXM is seeking freelance garden writer
GWA
Looking for a garden communicator in Southern California to write 10 garden articles annually for a major retailer. Stories are regionally focused with assigned topics. Good horticultural knowledge and clear, concise writing style are required. Also, writer will provide digital images to accompany each article. Visit the GWA Jobs page for details.
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Soil & Mulch Producer News is seeking freelance writer
GWA
Seeking a freelance writer who can develop articles focusing on topics that would be of interest to companies that produce bulk and bagged organic (mulch, topsoil, compost and fertilizer) products. Interested writers must have some experience writing about topics related to this industry. Visit the GWA Jobs page for details.
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Survey: Library e-book growth slowing but still substantial
The Digital Shift
Ninety-five percent of public libraries currently offer e-books to patrons, up from 72 percent in 2010, and 89 percent in both 2012 and 2013. However, money remains the biggest impediment for libraries looking to add e-books or expand collections, according to Library Journal's fifth annual Ebook Usage in U.S. Public Libraries report, sponsored by Freading.
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The future of books is on your phone, not your tablet
The Verge
Subscription book app Oyster has come a long way since launching just over a year ago. The service has more than quadrupled its library of books to 500,000, landed big publishers like Disney, and released apps on several new platforms like the web. This week, the company debuted a new feature called Book Lists that's like GoodReads — except this time, the place to find new books is also the place to read them with one tap.
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Traditional publishing vs. self-publishing: What's the best route for entrepreneurs?
Forbes
Have you ever read a business book and thought, "I could write that," or imagined publishing a business book that would catapult you to the front of your industry? You are in good company. Whether to help lift their business profile, get more speaking opportunities or become industry trendsetters, many entrepreneurs wish to publish.
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Can writers make it without day jobs?
The Huffington Post
By Holly Robinson: My head is spinning after reading the latest letter by Editor-in-Chief Kevin Larimer in Poets & Writers magazine. Larimer makes some fair points in his piece, called "It's All about the Writing," saying that most of us don't write for the money, but because we love writing. Then he takes it one step too far.
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The psychological comforts of storytelling
The Atlantic
A recent study in Science magazine adds more support to the idea that stories can help people understand others, determining that literary fiction "uniquely engages the psychological processes needed to gain access to characters' subjective experiences." That's to say, if you read novels, you can probably read emotions.
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Preserving Britain's most famous gardens
The Telegraph
Being a nation of gardeners, it is not surprising that several significant gardens have been created in Great Britain in the past 50 years. So, what happens to them when their owner/makers pass away? The late Rosemary Verey once said that she wanted her world-famous garden at Barnsley House in Gloucestershire to be destroyed when she died.
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What are your writing habits?
Publishing Perspectives
"Writing needs routine. I carve out blocks of at least three to five days. The best writing happens between nine and noon, after plenty of sleep. In the days before starting I often find myself writing in my head, and I am as sure as I can be that similar preparatory work occurs while I am unconscious. My daily target is 2,500 words."
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Mass market paperback: Not dead yet
Publishers Weekly
When sales of e-books doubled in 2011 over 2010, it seemed as if the mass market paperback format might quickly sink into oblivion. Mass market sales in 2013 were down 52 percent from 2010 levels, according to BookStats. While sales are down again in 2014, the decline has slowed and there are signs that sales of the format are stabilizing.
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