Front Offices Closed for Conference Monday, Apr 27 2009 

Our front offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, April 30-May 1, 2009 as our staff attends the Oklahoma Writer’s Federation Conference. See ya there!

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Change in publishing ISBN fees Monday, Apr 27 2009 

Spring shift in publishing prices: Where we once charged a $45.00 to us a Gregath ISBN, we have split the fee and service:

Using Gregath ISBN – $20.00

Generate ISBN Barcode for use on publication (Gregath or other) – $20.00

Family Book Special Offer Tuesday, Apr 14 2009 

Does your library want to add to their family books? Now might just be the time to do so. We are offering the following at only $5.00 each, while supplies last:

Song with a Tenor Lead – The Story of Joseph William Boyd and Mary Cerena Hampton with Ancestors and Descendants, by Jim Boyd, 2002. Retail-$25.00

Mary, Mary Nine Generations of Hollingsworths, by Mike Smith, 1989. 8½x11″, perfect bound book, 182 pages, indexed, includes photos, documents, and charts. Retail-$15.00

With such a savings, we do charge regular S&H. If ordering either one or both of these books, ask about getting another family book, free of charge.

April 2009, V8#4: Genealogy Monday, Apr 6 2009 

Q. There is a pre-existing work on the subject material I’d like to publish a book for. Is there a way to further the work done in that book, if I don’t have a Copyright release?

A. If you are working on new material to complement an original book, your  first step is to try contacting the author or her estate. You can work with them as to how much of the original content you may use in your new book. Even if you don’t wish to use any of their original content, establishing a relationship will help spread the word about your project.

 
If unable to obtain Copyright release, your new book should not be presented as an update. However, your new material can fully cross-reference previous works that you don’t own. For instance, you add more information on “Sally” and “Jerry”, who were children  in the original work. They both have families of their own now and Jerry has a new grandbaby. All this factual information can be included in your new book – just no “stories” as printed in the original book. You would then make a note that these two were listed on page XX in The book. Your new material can reference many previous works in this way.Visit our Copyright web page or the Library of Congress for more information on Copyright.

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April 2009, V8#4: Marketing Monday, Apr 6 2009 

Tear sheets are traditionally printed pages that were wasted in the set up of first rate book printing. Availability was generally limited to waste that was good enough to use in marketing. Tear sheets are actual book pages, and are a great way to allow book buyers to “get a taste” of your work. With digital printing, and the elimination of traditional “make ready” waste, digital tear sheets are generally purpose printed.

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April 2009, V8#4: Production Monday, Apr 6 2009 

If a formal copyright is desired, visit the Library of Congress Copyright Office website, or write to the Register of Copyright, Library of Congress, 101 Independence AVE SE, Washington, D. C. 20599-6000, requesting a free copy of General Information of Copyright and the necessary application form, with instructions for completion.  They will send you up-to-date copyright information.  If the author doesn’t wish to do their own registration, Gregath would be happy to help. For a traditional mailed application, the full service charge is $60.00: includes filling out the form (mailed to you to sign), the actual registration fee, and USPS Priority mailing of the 2 required books to the Library of Congress (production of books not included in this service charge).

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April 2009, V8#4: Design Monday, Apr 6 2009 

There is no “silver bullet” for proper publication design or format. However, there are some very basic rules to get you ready to go:

Some basic ideas to make your publication special (some ideas for Hardbound {HB} or Sofbound {SB} only)

  • Use colored paper (to match cover) as section dividers.

  • Use clipart or stock photography to liven up pages where you don’t have personal items.

  • Do add other things besides text.

  • Place information you might otherwise place on the endpapers (HB) or inside of cover (SB) as the frontice piece and the last printed page in the book for economy.

  • Add a CD or DVD of extra material – even color photos for printed b/w in book.

  • HB: Match your end papers to the cover (main) color.

  • HB: Use custom printed end sheets (end papers).

  • HB: If offered, use stock pre-printed end papers such as marbleized, etc.

  • HB: Consider dust jackets versus color covers.

  • SB: Print on the inside of the cover.

  • Post Publication: Hand number (or stamp) each book.

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New March Catalog Listings Wednesday, Apr 1 2009 

The Gregath Publishing Company is pleased send you this review of new genealogy/history listings from March below.  Visit http://www.gregathcompany.com/catalog/catadd.html for general history, children, and scrapbook resources.

Garrard County, Kentucky Volume 1:  4760 Deaths Reported in and Chronological Index to Selected Articles from Lancaster, The Central Record, by Kenneth E. Weant, 2009. 8.5×11″, 210 pages, softbound/fastback book, covers April 5, 1895 to December 31, 1914. AD2278-$28.00

Family Maps of Whitman County, Washington, Deluxe Edition, by Gregory A. Boyd, 2009. 8.5×11″, softbound/coil book. 776 pages, with 383 total maps. There are 3 maps for each of the 126 Congressional townships that make up Whitman County. Each Township has a Patent Map, Patent Index, Road Map, and a Map we call an Historical Map, which includes Waterways, Watercourses & Railroads. The Road and Historical Maps also include the City-centers and cemeteries that can be found at NationalAtlas.gov. There is also a Surname/Patent Index and a Surname/Township Index to help you dive into the right area of the County. Included Appendices identify multi-Patentee buying groups and also list the numerous Aliquot (section) parts you might find. ADAR375-$52.00

Family Maps of Curry County, New Mexico, Deluxe Edition, by Gregory A. Boyd. 8.5×11″, softbound/coil book. 502 pages, with 146 total maps. There are 3 maps for each of the 47 Congressional townships that make up Curry County. Each Township has a Patent Map, Patent Index, Road Map, and a Map we call an Historical Map, which includes Waterways, Watercourses & Railroads. The Road and Historical Maps also include the City-centers and cemeteries that can be found at NationalAtlas.gov. There is also a Surname/Patent Index and a Surname/Township Index to help you dive into the right area of the County. Included Appendices identify multi-Patentee buying groups and also list the numerous Aliquot (section) parts you might find. ADAR374-$45.00

Family Maps of Lawrence County, Illinois, Deluxe Edition, by Gregory A. Boyd. 8.5×11″, softbound/coil book. 202 pages, with 50 total maps. There are 3 maps for each of the 15 Congressional townships that make up Lawrence County. Each Township has a Patent Map, Patent Index, Road Map, and a Map we call an Historical Map, which includes Waterways, Watercourses & Railroads. The Road and Historical Maps also include the City-centers and cemeteries that can be found at NationalAtlas.gov. There is also a Surname/Patent Index and a Surname/Township Index to help you dive into the right area of the County. Included Appendices identify multi-Patentee buying groups and also list the numerous Aliquot (section) parts you might find. ADAR371-$30.00

Family Maps of Kootenai County, Idaho, Deluxe Edition, by Gregory A. Boyd, 2008. 8.5×11″, softbound/coil book. 562 pages, with 149 total maps. There are 3 maps for each of the 48 Congressional townships that make up Kootenai County. Each Township has a Patent Map, Patent Index, Road Map, and a Map we call an Historical Map, which includes Waterways, Watercourses & Railroads. The Road and Historical Maps also include the City-centers and cemeteries that can be found at NationalAtlas.gov. There is also a Surname/Patent Index and a Surname/Township Index to help you dive into the right area of the County. Included Appendices identify multi-Patentee buying groups and also list the numerous Aliquot (section) parts you might find. ADAR373-$47.00

The 49ers’, As Reported By The Brunswicker, Chariton County, Missouri 14 April 1849 to 13 August 1853, Volume 5, by Kenneth E. Weant, 2009. 8½x11″, softbound/fastback book, 132 pages. 1193+ names indexed by state, includes counties for Missourians. Brunswick was a major Missouri River town during the “Era of Riverboats”. AD2277-$28.00

Family Maps of Wadena County, Minnesota, Deluxe Edition, by Gregory A. Boyd. 8.5×11″, softbound/coil book. 192 pages, with 53 total maps. There are 3 maps for each of the 16 Congressional townships that make up Wadena County. Each Township has a Patent Map, Patent Index, Road Map, and a Map we call an Historical Map, which includes Waterways, Watercourses & Railroads. The Road and Historical Maps also include the City-centers and cemeteries that can be found at NationalAtlas.gov. There is also a Surname/Patent Index and a Surname/Township Index to help you dive into the right area of the County. Included Appendices identify multi-Patentee buying groups and also list the numerous Aliquot (section) parts you might find. ADAR372-$29.00

Civil War Records Missouri Confederate Infantry – Volume 3, by Kenneth E. Weant, 2009. 8½x11″, 134 pages, softbound/coil book. 12th through 16th Regiments Plus Miscellaneous Regiments an Battalions – 3840 names. AD2276-$28.00

Civil War Records Missouri Confederate Infantry – Volume 2, by Kenneth E. Weant, 2009. 8½x11″, 216 pages, softbound/coil book. 8th through 11th Regiments Plus 8th an 9th Battalions and Clark’s Infantry Regiment – 8867 names. AD2275-$28.00 

Family Maps of Carroll County, Mississippi, Deluxe Edition, by Gregory A. Boyd. 8.5×11″, softbound/coil book. 330 pages, with 89 total maps. There are 3 maps for each of the 28 Congressional townships that make up Carroll County. Each Township has a Patent Map, Patent Index, Road Map, and a Map we call an Historical Map, which includes Waterways, Watercourses & Railroads. The Road and Historical Maps also include the City-centers and cemeteries that can be found at NationalAtlas.gov. There is also a Surname/Patent Index and a Surname/Township Index to help you dive into the right area of the County. Included Appendices identify multi-Patentee buying groups and also list the numerous Aliquot (section) parts you might find. ADAR196-$39.00

All orders are subject to standard shipping and handling: online payment $10 for first title/item and $2 each additional. Orders of “G” or “R” books sent Priority USPS unless otherwise noted or requested. “AD” orders not guaranteed a carrier or class. Local pick ups are always free of s&h, by arrangement.
 
We do accept purchase orders from libraries.  Libraries may request media mail/lower shipping. All book orders, except library purchase orders must be pre-paid.
 
Please contact us with any further questions,
Carrie Cook, VP/Webmaster
The Gregath Publishing Company
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918-542-4148

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