Current Publishing Sale Thursday, Feb 19 2015 

DeeBachelorSBp discounts over our soft cover publishing packages – until mid-April only. Visit the website for further details.

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.

April, 2015 Magazine – Genealogy Tuesday, Mar 31 2015 

The Oklahoma Historical Society has a YouTube channel for full clips of everything that  OHS is digitizing in their archives – http://www.youtube.com/user/OHSfilm

April, 2015 Magazine – Marketing Tuesday, Mar 31 2015 

Consider including in your marketing plan forward action, of some type (website/blog/social media post, personal or broadcast email, etc.), every week (or every day).

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

April, 2015 Magazine – Production Tuesday, Mar 31 2015 

Collages may cover entire families, or specific time period or geographical area. Be careful your scale doesn’t overwhelm the reader or lose the detail (due to size) that was wanted.

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This section is drawn from
http://www.gregathcompany.com/binding/art/collage.html

April, 2015 Magazine – Design Tuesday, Mar 31 2015 

Turning the back cover into a collage can accomplish many things including:

    • Highlight content within your book, or add photographs not included in the manuscript.

  • If color binding, this may be a value-added way to include some color photographs that were discarded or “downgraded” to black and white in the interior of the book.

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This section is drawn from
http://www.gregathcompany.com/binding/art/collage.html

April, 2015 Magazine – Define Tuesday, Mar 31 2015 

Fastback Binding: Soft type binding. Similar to perfect binding method – cover consists of separate front and back covers with a reinforced cloth spine.

Finish: Term that describes the surface characteristic of a particular paper.  i.e. antique, cockle, eggshell, embossed, English, felt, leatherette, linen, machine, pebble, vellum, wove, etc.

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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!

March, 2015 Magazine – Define Wednesday, Mar 4 2015 

End Sheet(s) (*leaf*end papers): The element of a hardbound book that consists of the “inside” of the covers and the first and last sheet of paper in the book.  The end sheets are adhered to the inside of the binding boards and attach to the book via a double hinge that includes a sheet of paper.

*Engraving: See Cover Plate

Terms marked with an asterisk (*) are not generally used in our office.

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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

March, 2015 Magazine – Design Wednesday, Mar 4 2015 

If you project is over 600 MB in size, we suggest looking toward DVD, as storage varies from about four and a half gigabytes to just under 18 GB – regardless of file type. If the book contains strong video components, DVD also lends itself well as it can be configured to be played on a home entertainment system rather than a computer. Some large book projects may be better suited to USB or memory cards – depending on your audience.

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This section is drawn from
http://www.gregathcompany.com/publish/electronic/media.html

March, 2015 Magazine – Production Wednesday, Mar 4 2015 

Even if not “going online” the information found on the noted page should be produced – as it will be invaluable to book promotion. Once produced, it can also be used (or re-used) as a press kit basis.

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This section is drawn from http://www.gregathcompany.com/service/markting/website.html

March, 2015 Magazine – Marketing Wednesday, Mar 4 2015 

Online book content (offered as promotion) can be offered for a limited time (then “removed”) – but beware totally deleting information from online is not as easy as it sounds.

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

March, 2015 Magazine – Genealogy Wednesday, Mar 4 2015 

Researching in the Revolutionary War 1776-1783 period? Look in both military records and cemetery!

Revolutionary War records

  • Pension applications
  • Bounty Land Warrant Applications
  • Revolutionary War rolls 1775-1783
  • Locating records
  • Loyalists
  • Hessians

Cemetery

  • Department of Veterans Affairs National Gravesite Locator
  • Historical society headstone symbolism

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This section is drawn from Genealogy by Berry

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