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Mackenzie: Publishers don't take 'disproportionate profit'
The Bookseller
Publishers are not taking a disproportionate amount of profit from book sales, Little, Brown's CEO Ursula Mackenzie has said, and it is important that they remain healthy. Speaking at a Society of Authors panel on hybrid authors, Mackenzie defended publishers from criticism by audience members that they now only take on books that will make money.
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Deadline — Dec. 1: Student scholarship applications
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. If you know a qualified student who needs financial assistance, let them know about this valuable program TODAY!
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Deadline — Dec. 1: 2015 GWA call for presenters
GWA
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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Edible gardening trends
GWA
The Garden Writers Association Foundation released its 2014 October Gardening Trends Research Report. The report is the latest of a series of national consumer attitude surveys on gardening conducted by the GWAF since 2003. A review of consumer summer gardening activities using edible plants was the primary focus of the research. Copies of GWA Foundation garden trends reports are available to GWA members at no cost.
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2014 GWA Symposium speaker handouts and recordings
GWA
GWA's Annual Symposium speaker presentations, handouts and audio recordings are available. All program slide presentations and handouts are accessible to everyone for free downloading. See materials available shown under each session description.
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Planning your year-end gifts?
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Make a tax-deductible donation to the Garden Writers Association Foundation to help support education, research, scholarships, Plant A Row for the Hungry and other programs promoting gardening and gardening communications. Your donation is tax deductible as a charitable contribution under the IRS code for gifts to 501(c)(3) organizations.
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In Europe, slower growth for e-books
The New York Times
E-books have made impressive inroads into the English-reading world, but their success in Europe — even among wealthy, tech-savvy countries with robust publishing industries — remains spotty at best. In the United States and Britain, sales of e-books represent between a quarter and a third of the consumer book market and, by 2018, will edge out printed and audio books as the most lucrative segment, according to projections by the consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.
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London's garden bridge: The public park where groups and cyclists aren't welcome
The Guardian
"It will set hearts racing and calm troubled minds,"” according to the garden bridge's chief promoter, Joanna Lumley. "It will enchant everyone who uses it." But not, it turns out, if you're in a group of eight or more, or if you want to ride a bicycle, or visit Thomas Heatherwick's bridge by night — and certainly not if you're planning a protest.
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Glose is a new e-book reader that turns reading into a social experience
Tech Crunch
Meet Glose, a brand new e-book reader for your phone, tablet and laptop. Glose is like the Kindle apps, but on steroids. Reading a book in Glose becomes a collective experience as you can discuss quotes with your friends and other Glose users, keep notes and more. You can also browse a feed of your friend's annotations to get a taste of books you have yet to read. At heart, the team wants to create a small social network around inspiring books.
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Why Amazon will never lose the book war
Quartz
If you were looking for a simile to describe Amazon's relationship with authors, you couldn't do better than picturing Amazon as King Kong and the authors it desperately and clumsily wants to court as Fay Wray. One compelling reason for this analogy is that the courtship between brute and beauty was destined to leave a lot of collateral damage in its wake. The pointless, brutal fight between Amazon and Hachettte that ended somewhat abruptly late last week illustrates the point.
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Overseeing how the garden grows
The Washington Post
To most visitors, the U.S. Botanic Garden is a sanctuary for enjoying the sight and fragrance of thousands of exotic plants from around the world. It is that and more. Executive Director Ari Novy, a walking font of plant knowledge, oversees a multitude of programs and exhibits, including a seasonal exhibit, which this year is a display of 33 lighthouses constructed from plant materials, and opens Nov. 27.
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Self-publishing vs. traditional publishing: How to choose?
Miami Herald
By the time John Kennedy Toole won the Pulitzer Prize for his great American novel, A Confederacy of Dunces, he had been dead for 12 years. Toole reportedly killed himself in part due to years of frustration over unsuccessful attempts to get his outrageously funny book about New Orleans published. It was only after his mother browbeat author Walker Percy into taking up the cause that Louisiana State University Press published the book in 1980.
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Your Facebook News Feed is about to have fewer ads
CNET
Want to promote something on Facebook? Buy an ad. That's the logical conclusion for businesses after the social network said it will reduce the number of "promotional" messages showing up in users' information streams, known as News Feeds. Companies that previously sent advertisements from their free Facebook Pages now face a harder time reaching fans.
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The garden at the Frick, and how it grew
The New York Times
The Frick Collection's proposed expansion is the latest preservation argument to arise on the Upper East Side, as the addition would mean the loss of the intimate 1977 garden tucked away on 70th Street off Fifth Avenue. Although it originated as a private house in 1914, Frick's creation has evolved into twice its original size as part of its conversion to a museum in 1935, and the Landmarks Preservation Commission faces an unusual choice: Just which history is it that we want to preserve?
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