Welcome one and all! Monday, Dec 22 2008 

We are an independent publisher, specializing in genealogy and history. In business since 1970, we have been online since the 1980’s, but this is our first blog. First known as Gregath Company and more recently as The Gregath Publishing Company, we incorporated in 2010. Locally, our print shop is known as Timbercreek Limited. Feel free to poke around, visit the websites listed, and comment. We look forward to growing and expanding our service and support for the next 30 years – and beyond!

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Electronic Magazine – July 2014, V13#7: Defination Wednesday, Jul 23 2014 

What’s It Mean? A-Z
Coated Paper: Paper is traditionally coated on two sides and is broadly used for all types of printing, included multicolor work. Lately, paper coated only on one side has become available and widely used as an economical measure.
Coil Bound: Soft type binding. Like comb binding method except a coil or spiral secures the book instead of a comb. Click here for more information.
For other writing, printing, publishing, marketing lingo, check our glossaries at
http://www.gregathcomany.com/info/dictionary and


Run across a word that you don’t understand? Try us – email us your word, term or phrase and we will see if we can shed some light on the matter!

Electronic Magazine – July 2014, V13#7: Book Design Wednesday, Jul 23 2014 

Ever feel like you are hand selling your work? If you already handle all the marketing, especially for small publishing editions, consider setting your work apart further by designating a signed edition. These can additionally be numbered (hand or machine) and/or carry special pages such as color or bonus. Consider marketing the edition as signed and limited – even designating a special ISBN.
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Electronic Magazine – July 2014, V13#7: Production Wednesday, Jul 23 2014 

Book Manufacturing Concepts – inserting items
When deciding how to attach flat insert items into your traditionally printed book, sleeve options include one open end (side or top), a flap closure at an open end, a two sided sleeve (2 sides open), zipper bags and more.
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Electronic Magazine – July 2014, V13#7: Computer Aid Wednesday, Jul 23 2014 

If you choose to use social media, or multiple online presence, it is bet to keep them up to date. If you begin an account and don’t use it in a given time (perhaps 6 months), it’s time to write a note of why you are discontinuing and then follow through with actually shuttering it: Better to use communication than show you could care less.

Electronic Magazine – July 2014, V13#7: Genealogy & Marketing Wednesday, Jul 23 2014 

New material was not published in this issue. Marketing information will be found in this issue’s design section.

Electronic Magazine – June 2014, V13#6: Computer Monday, Jun 2 2014 

American Writers today have no excuse for not being “online”: This may sound harsh for those not there yet, but true. While many things can have a steep learning curve, basic usage of today’s technology shouldn’t be viewed as an insurmountable skill set. The rewards far outweigh the cost in time, patience, and added “utility bills”. It is part of the cost of doing business in the 21st century. Don’t want to invest in hardware of your own? Head somewhere with public access computers, such as a library or internet cafe, and ask for assistance. Whether you choose a free email account, or use social networking as the extent of your online empire, it is something that today’s readers have come to expect from living authors.

Electronic Magazine – June 2014, V13#6: Genealogy Monday, Jun 2 2014 

Visit http://www.30thinfantry.org and click on roster for a great new resource. Not previously available, Frank W. towers and Jim West have compiled a comprehensive, all-inclusive World War II roster for the 40th Division. The combat records were destroyed in a 1973 fire. A living document, corrections or changes should be sent to Frank W. Towers. The above website contains lots of other great data.

Electronic Magazine – June 2014, V13#6: Marketing Monday, Jun 2 2014 

Priority express mail (any weight) is the most expensive USPS option for mailing, but generally overnight delivery with money back guarantee.  Additionally, it is easy to add extra insurance ($100.00 already included) and other add on features such as signature notification. Tracking is provided free of charge and flat rate packaging is available.

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Electronic Magazine – June 2014, V13#6: Manufacture Monday, Jun 2 2014 

Alternatives to adding material to your book in envelopes include adding photographs in “old-fashioned” picture corners. These are available in archival grade, but are harder for the unskilled to place in a book (4 small individual corners versus a single envelope enclosure).

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Electronic Magazine – June 2014, V13#6: Design Monday, Jun 2 2014 

Whether you choose to add electronic material to a traditionally printed book, or produce a fully electronic book, think outside the box on what you may wish to include:

  • Think of the value added to the book for signature collectors to have electronic copies of family correspondence.
  • What will family members who are philatelic (stamp) collectors say about scans of handwritten envelopes with stamps and postmarks?
  • Help set the stage of history by including copies of newspaper and other publication items from the family, geographical area, or culture.

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