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The latest e-book buying trends
Publishers Weekly    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
Dedicated e-readers as well as multifunctional devices continued to gain in popularity this spring as the favored way to read e-books, while computers continued to lose ground. That was one of the findings of the newest edition of the Book Industry Study Group's "Consumer Attitudes Toward E-Book Reading." More

Euphorbia polychroma 'Bonfire'
Unlike other spurges, 'Bonfire' smolders red all summer long and into fall – it’s still going strong! Glowing chartreuse-gold flowers contrast strikingly in spring. All the virtues of Euphorbia polychroma -- neatly domed habit, drought-resistance, ease of care -- plus maroon red foliage that really heats up the sunny perennial border. Works well in containers, too. From Blooms of Bressingham®.

The life (and salaries) of magazine and book editors
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According to the anonymous job website, Glassdoor, New York editors in the publishing industry (which includes books, magazines, and newspapers) have an average salary of $53,500 a year. An editor at Penguin averages $55,125 a year while an editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt averages $49,920 a year. An associate editor at Random House averages $44,920 a year; this figure is based on five different salaries ranging from $42,000 to $49,000. More

Garden Media GOLD Awards to be announced Aug. 29
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GWA will announce the highest honors for gardening communications recognitions when it announces the 2011 Garden Media GOLD Awards at the 63rd Annual Symposium in Indianapolis on Aug. 29. Eligible candidates come from the SILVER Award winners posted on the GWA website. More

Debut novels are big business again, but what are publishers shelling out for?
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Chad Harbach was, until March 2010, an under­employed freelancer whose biggest job, co-editing the journal n+1, was unpaid. He'd recently been laid off from a gig copy editing for McKinsey, the consulting firm, when, after nine long years, Harbach ­finally decided his first novel was ready for the market. The market agreed: Little, Brown beat seven other bidders and paid $650,000 for it. More

Poseidon 43 - Hybrid Tomato

What makes a great tomato? In parts of Asia pink tomatoes are are considered the best, as pink tomatoes are typically sweet to the taste with low acid levels. If you are looking for a mild tomato, this pink tomato is sure to please.

Facebook webinar recording available
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GWA members who missed the webinar on Creating A Compelling Facebook Page, presented by Jean Ann Van Krevelen of White Willow Media, can view a recording of the full presentation on the GWA website. More

Predicting the next 10 book trends
Julia Barrett's World (blog)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Erotic science fiction, paranormal and contemporary romance author Julia Barrett predicts the future. Expect to see a lot of books about vampires and demons, but nonfiction also has a bright future. More

Headed for Indianapolis? View symposium FAQs before you go
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Make your time and experience more productive at the symposium by reviewing these helpful hints. More

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US indies lead the way on digital royalty shift
The Bookseller    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
Publishers are becoming more flexible on e-book royalty rates, as U.K. agents receive offers of 30–35 percent of net receipts as standard from some U.S. publishers. A P Watt agent Caradoc King said he was recently receiving offers of 30–35 percent from some medium-sized independent publishers in the U.S. He said he expected the situation to shift to a similar position in the U.K. More

The state of the word is strong at WordPress
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WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg has given his 2011 State of the Word address, and the state of the word is strong. Nearly 15 percent of the world's websites are powered by WordPress, up from 8.5 percent last year. For every 100 new active domains in the U.S., 22 of them run the popular open-source blogging software. More

What's wrong with the tomatoes? Blame the weather
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"People are panicking about their tomatoes not ripening, either that or they're all getting some type of fungus and they're rotting on the stems," says Abby Davis, a master gardener in Brooklyn Center, Minn. Gardeners can blame the weather — a cold wet spring followed by an oppressively hot stretch of summer. "None of these things are conducive to plant health." More

Writing from Personal Experience
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Newspapers need a DNA transplant
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The tradition-bound and risk-averse nature of the newspaper culture is the single greatest reason publishers are losing readers and revenues while competing digital products run circles around them. With new technologies, media formats and business models emerging at an ever-quickening pace, newspapers must learn to think and act like start-ups — or risk falling to the margins of the media world. More

Why should you care about typography?
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If you think typography is simply about personal whim, you just haven't been looking at it the right way. ... "Don't try to be original, just try to be good" — Spoken, originally, by a master of typographic clarity, Paul Rand. And one to remember, always. More

2011 new varieties guide: Dazzling debuts from California Spring Trials
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Looking for something new to add excitement to your offerings next year? There's no excuse for growing the same old, same old, when you have this comprehensive directory of all the hot new varieties that were introduced at the California Spring Trials. More than 40 companies introduced hundreds of new plants this year. More

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