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Registration Deadline Approaching — Region VI Regional Meeting: Santa Barbara Garden and Nursery Tour
Santa Barbara is a garden and plant lover's Eden. It's a city of intense garden history, beautiful gardens, wonderful nurseries, classic architecture and so much more. Join fellow members of Garden Writers on Sunday, Feb. 2 for a day of touring the gardens of Santa Barbara. You'll be amazed and inspired by what you see.
These gorgeous pericallis plants are cool. In addition to thriving in lower temperatures down to 35ºF, Senetti provides high-impact color when we need it the most in vivid blues, magentas, purples and striking bicolors. Another unique quality is its ability to rebloom. Watch this video to see the beautiful benefits.
Region VI Regional Meeting: At the Yard, Garden & Patio Show in Portland, Ore.
Reinventing Yourself: Thriving in a Climate of Change — Join a panel of experts who will share their insights into the new world of writing, editing and photography on Friday, Feb. 28 at the Oregon Convention Center.
PA Garden Show of York seeks Garden Speaker
Make a half hour presentation on some aspect of Zone 6 gardening, or English Gardening. Use Photo/video to general public. May give two presentations if so desired. Visit the GWA Jobs page for details.
Garden Artisans, LLC seeks Freelance Garden Writer
Looking for garden writers to write a monthly newsletter and four blog posts per month. The topics can range from general gardening to landscape design — very open to this and would help to create a schedule of articles. Visit the GWA Jobs page for details.
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10 phrases great speakers never say
While it's really hard to immediately win over a crowd, it's really easy for a speaker to lose the room within the first few minutes of a presentation. To make sure you don't lose your audience, here's Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, serial entrepreneur and founder of TwitterCounter and The Next Web, with 10 things you should never say during your presentations.
Study: Two-thirds of kids now reading digitally
Digital Book World
When it comes to digital reading, kids are way ahead of adults. According to a new study from children's entertainment research and consulting group PlayCollective and Digital Book World, 67 percent of U.S. children aged 2-to-13 are now reading e-books. That's up from 54 percent, the number recorded in a similar study from last year.
Barnes & Noble's digital-content sales fell 27 percent over holidays
The Wall Street Journal
Barnes & Noble Inc.'s sales of digital content dropped 27 percent during the holidays, though the company's retail book stores showed signs of stabilizing after recording steep declines. Revenue at the company's retail group fell 6.6 percent for the nine weeks through December, driven by a 5.5 percent drop in sales at stores open at least a year and by store closings. But the decline was less than the 11 percent slide a year earlier.
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Apple loses bid to block antitrust monitorship
Apple Inc lost a bid to block an antitrust monitor appointed after a judge's finding that the company conspired to fix e-book prices. At a hearing, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan denied Apple's request to stay an order requiring an external compliance monitor pending the company's appeal. "I want the monitorship to succeed for Apple," she said.
Digital publishing: How it will evolve in 2014 and beyond
By Joe Hyrkin, Issuu: I recently attended Le Web in Paris, where the theme of the conference was innovation in the next decade. It got me to thinking about where we go with publishing. Even on Google, you won't be able to find an article on publishing trends from the 1440s, the decade after Johannes Gutenberg introduced movable type printing to Europe. But if you did, it would probably focus more on the gloomy outlook for the illuminated manuscript industry than on the then-unfolding print revolution.
What being a writer requires
The Huffington Post
By Amy Koko: I am a writer. Sometimes I just have to see the words so that I can make myself believe it. "Is it okay to call myself a writer?" I ask myself daily. What is it that actually makes me one? I mean yes, I have a writer's home office with a painting of people on the beach, because, well, I love the beach. Of course I have a MacBook Pro lap top with a zillion writing apps, of which I use one. I have a copier and scanner so that I can send pages to my writing coach to review and print out my latest chapters for my book group.
Is Facebook gearing up to launch its own news reader?
Is Facebook getting close to launching its own mobile news-reading app? The prospect has been rumored for some time, especially after a rival Internet giant, Google, disappointed many loyal fans by moving to kill its Reader service last year. Since then, those fans have migrated to a host of other services including Feedly, Flipboard and Pulse, which help Internet users collect and read articles and blog posts from a variety of sources.
How writers can stay productive even during sick days
All Indie Writers
By Jennifer Mattern: So far this year, I've had one normal work day. One. Just a day after returning to work from my holiday break, I needed a sick day. That turned into a "sick week." And it's now going on week two. Surprisingly though, those sick days have still been productive days. I launched several new features here on this site. I published several blog posts on various sites I own. I installed and customized a new theme on my business site. And I completed plenty of other smaller projects.
Spanish-language books flourish thanks to e-readers
Los Angeles Times
For decades, finding Spanish-language books in the U.S. was like tilting at windmills. Booksellers stocked few titles in the language of Cervantes, and those they carried came at a hefty premium. A paperback copy of "Don Quijote" in the original Spanish could easily cost triple the price of a deluxe hard-bound translation in English — if it could be found at all.
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