For those of you who missed it, a special edition of The Countertop Industry Insider newsletter was issued in mid-December, sharing the "Best" of 2013 - a very cool edition of this countertop newsletter.
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Speaking of freebies, Countertops & Architectural Surfaces magazine is also apparently giving out free print subscriptions, according to an email that was sent out around the holidays. This is a great printed publication, so you may want to sign up for your free subscription here while they are still giving it away for free! This publication is full of solid information for the countertop pro and well worth reading each quarter (with a 5th Buyers' Guide issue). I know I am an avid reader myself.
And, while definitely not free, another great resource you may want to consider purchasing is the Stone and Tile Field Guide, put out by Stone & Tile Pros. It has a lot of great, expert information, although it is a bit pricey.