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Good day sunshine for writers
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This is the best time ever to be a writer. Especially for those in the vanguard: the self-publishing writers at the cutting edge of the brave new turbulent world of literary art and commerce. More

Join Adrian Bloom during OFA

Join Adrian Bloom at OFA for lunch on Monday, July 11th at the Blooms of Bressingham® luncheon at OFA. There will also be a Blooms reception on Monday from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on the OSU campus. To RSVP for either event, e-mail Christine Kelleher.

Locke becomes first self-published author to sell 1 million Kindle books
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While self-published authors are widely acknowledged as a growing force in e-book sales, only a few have reached superstar status. One of those is John Locke. Locke recently became the first self-published author to sell more than 1 million books on Kindle. There are only seven other members of the "Kindle Million Club." More

GWA Region VI meeting to mingle with APLD on July 21; registration ends July 7
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Connect with preeminent Northwest landscape designers in a singular hillside garden above Puget Sound. GWA writers, photographers and bloggers will meet one-on-one with APLD members from Washington State and beyond. Designers will share project highlights, portfolios and insights about the latest trends in plants, materials and environmentally sensitive design solutions. More

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How to read a book contract — non-competition
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Once more, Passive Guy dips into his Contract Collection for another little horror. PG doesn't disclose who, what or where regarding the sources for his contracts and he has modified today's tidbit to maintain the anonymity of its sources. While the paragraph heading says, "Conflicting Publications," it's really a non-competition clause. More

GWA Region I & II to Storm Willowwood Arboretum July 22; registration ends July 8
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The agenda includes a tour of Willowwood Arboretum, which includes 130 acres of rolling farm land and has about 3,500 kinds of native and exotic plants, many of them rare. More - Hosta & Heuchera Retailer and Information Source

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Quora: A Twitter for journalists
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No need to cram your thoughts into 140 characters on Twitter. The social media website Quora allows users to ask and respond to questions in depth, without the restraints of character limits. Journalists can probe for story ideas the same way they have in the past with Twitter but can now follow not only people — but topics as well. More

Silver Recipients of Garden Media Awards announced
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For more than 25 years, the GWA has conducted an annual awards program for talent and products published or aired in the field of garden communications. The purpose of the program is to provide recognition for the vast talents of the GWA membership in the area of writing, photography, graphic design, illustration and electronic media such as radio, television and Internet programming. More

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Stop the presses: Financial Times sees sunset for print in five years
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For years, even many in the online realm had countered digital prophesies of "the death of print" with cautious reservation. But now — as newsprint costs rise, digital operations grow their importance to publishers and driving delivery trucks around the place begins to seem anachronistic — printing on paper may increasingly look like just another cost that, soon, could be removed from the balance sheet. More

The history of email
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Email, you've come a long way, baby. In its 40-year tenure as a form of communication, email has run its course from the domain of uber nerdy computer scientists to one of the most common ways to keep in touch, both personally and professionally. Although email as a mode of communication was around for 10 years before the term "email" was actually coined, we now count on it in our daily lives. More

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Revised Google settlement can wait — but can the judge?
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What's going on with a revised Google settlement? Some talking, but probably not very much progress, say court-watchers, noting that the odds of seeing a revised settlement proposal in 2011 may be long. "You never know what is going on inside the [negotiations]," says Patrick J. O. Connor, an experienced copyright and intellectual property lawyer with Florida-based firm Harper Meyer. "But this is a complex issue, as Judge Chin acknowledged." More

Google partners with British Library to read and copy
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The British Library and Google have struck a spectacular deal. The BL will allow the search and media company to scan and index 250,000 texts dating from between 1700 and 1870. The two organizations will make the historical books, pamphlets and other periodicals available both on the library's site and on Google Books. More

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Congress must combat online theft
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Lawmakers in Congress is often compared to sausage-making — messy, unedifying and best hidden from the children. Partisan rancor in recent years has added new unpleasantness, making some ask if Congress can function at all. On many issues, though, our legislature works like the Founding Fathers intended. More

GM: Economic value lies in original journalism, not live tweeting or blogging
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Frederic Filloux continues his exchange with Jeff Jarvis over the importance of articles vs. live news coverage such as tweeting and blogging. It started with Jarvis' post a few weeks ago suggesting that articles are sometimes unnecessary byproducts of the journalism process. More

How to set up a brand page on Facebook without a personal profile
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As Facebook approaches the 700 million user mark, it's easy to take for granted that pretty much everybody you know is a member of the social networking behemoth's site. Although the total number of Facebook users continues to climb, many people simply don't want to have a profile on the site, whether because of concerns over privacy, information overload or their marriage-crippling Farmville addiction. More

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