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!

Visit our full website – click here.

Click here for our catalog of books for sale.

Electronic Magazine – September 2014 v13#9: Genealogy Friday, Sep 5 2014 

Did you know about this free resource?

Original Databases UK – www.originaldatabases.co.uk

Over 169,000 entries, including:

# over 66,000 parish mag. entries from 94 locations (in GHD Database);
# 2,352 Family Bible entries (in GHD Database);
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Electronic Magazine – September 2014 v13#9: Marketing Thursday, Sep 4 2014 

CACTreeBusCards copyWhen ordering full color cards of a business or calling card size: Depending on the needs of the project, high gloss coating, available at extra charge, may be an important upgrade: Besides allowing the color layout to “pop”, this greatly improves the longevity of business cards.

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This section is drawn from
http://www.gregathcompany.com/service/cards/businesscalling.html

Electronic Magazine – September 2014 v13#9: Production Thursday, Sep 4 2014 

With GCI new base set-up fee of $25.00, don’t forget that one easy way to reduce the cost per book is to order more books. If you publish 25 books, the set-up cost adds $1 per book, if you order 250 books the per book share of the set up fee is only a dime ($.10). While the set up fee is a flat rate, it divides into the quantity for a per book share. Additionally, as your publishing gets larger, you’ll save on printing and binding as bulk discounts are realized.

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This section is drawn from
http://www.gregathcompany.com/service/marketing/bookselling.html

Electronic Magazine – September, 2014, v13#9: Design Thursday, Sep 4 2014 

Is your vision for your project not fully developed yet?

Consider looking over packages to decide what choices you may wish to make? GCI now offers several packages for hard cover, soft cover, and electronic in varying quantities. GCI packages are all fully customizable but contain popular options to get you started.

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This section is drawn from
http://www.gregathcompany.com/publish/design

Electronic Magazine – September, 2014, v13#9: Define Thursday, Sep 4 2014 

What’s It Mean? A-Z
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*Copyright page: see verso
Corners – Library: Each corner of the cover material is folded at a 45-degree angle that permanently affixes to the cover boards. All glued-off overhang shall be turned into the case. Meets library binding standard: ANSI/NISO/LBI Z39.78
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For other writing, printing, publishing, marketing lingo, check our glossaries at
http://www.gregathcomany.com/info/dictionary and

http://www.gregathcompany.com/info/dictionary/writers.html

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 – August, 2014, v13#8: Computers Monday, Aug 11 2014 

Don’t forget that any clipart used in a book sold for profit may be subject to Copyright restrictions. Even books sold by 5013c organizations as “fund raisers” should keep this in consideration and check all sources accordingly.

Electronic Magazine – August, 2014, v13#8: Genealogy Monday, Aug 11 2014 

When searching alternate census to the “standard” Federal, don’t forget to check out mortality.

Electronic Magazine – August, 2014, v13#8: Marketing Monday, Aug 11 2014 

Don’t lose sight of marketing (in any form or format) being an ongoing effort. Never look at a strategy as “one and done”. It should continue and plans evolve – unless you have sold out of a planned, definitive edition and have no plans of ever again republishing.

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This section is drawn from
http://www.gregathcompany.com/service/marketing

Electronic Magazine – August, 2014, v13#8: Design & Production Monday, Aug 11 2014 

If possible, it’s always a good idea to have your publisher selected before finalizing your color hard cover files. Though all cover art will need to allow for the thickness of the book board, as it folds around it and attaches to the inside (under the end sheets), variances in many other things will change the exact size and placement of elements on the cover layout. Additionally, even if returning to a publisher, don’t assume the cover process hasn’t altered in some way over time. For our current hard cover file information, visit http://www.gregthcompany.com/binding/art/hardcolorfiles.html

Electronic Magazine – August, 2014, v13#8: Definitions Monday, Aug 11 2014 

Collating: Pages of a publication are printed singly, the required amount of copies at a time. They are then arranged into the proper sequence (we request numerical order). Alt: Gathering or arranging printed sheets or signatures into the desired sequence, by hand or machine.
Comb Bound: Soft type binding. Your pages and cover are punched and a plastic comb secures the book at the spine. This is a favored cover for cook books and the like because they lay virtually flat on their own.
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For other writing, printing, publishing, marketing lingo, check our glossaries at
http://www.gregathcomany.com/info/dictionary and

http://www.gregathcompany.com/info/dictionary/writers.html

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