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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Click here for our catalog of books for sale.

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

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

What’s It Mean? A-Z
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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.
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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 – 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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This section is drawn from

http://www.gregathcompany.com/service/marketing/freeadvertising.html

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

Book Manufacturing Concepts – inserting items
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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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This section is drawn from

http://www.gregathcompany.com/publish/design/insertitems.html

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.

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