FGS 2009 Grand Door Prize Winner Tuesday, Sep 15 2009 

Congratulations to Tim Pinnick, Gregath Company’s 2009 FGS Grand Door Prize Winner!

On Saturday at FGS, we had Greg Boyd of Arphax Publishing draw our winner. Timothy N. Pinnick, author of  Finding and Using African American Newspapers, was the name Greg drew out of the box. FGS 2009 Door Prize Winner

New Author Website Tuesday, Sep 15 2009 

Nancy L. Childress has, for many years, hosted her website through Geocities. Like many others, Nancy L. Childress Services, has moved her website before Geocities reorganizes in October. Visit her at her new domain:


September 2009, V8#9: Computer Tuesday, Sep 15 2009 

While there is good and bad that can be found with any software upgrade, did you know as an Microsoft Word user, the default file format changed between 2003 and 2007 versions? Fear not – if sharing files with someone who hasn’t upgraded yet, be sure to “save as” a .doc format, rather than the default format.

September 2009, V8#9: Marketing Tuesday, Sep 15 2009 

Do you think your project(s) can benefit from more information? Consider putting together a press/media kit. These can be sent to all media outlets, as part of a proposal to book stores, to those you are approaching for a book-related event, to bulk sale targets (such as a school system for children’s books), etc. Don’t prepare a press kit and reproduce it faithfully throughout your book promotion. If you get bad reaction to something, drop it or update it. If you keep getting the same questions, try to address them in future kits.

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September 2009, V8#9: Production & Genealogy Tuesday, Sep 15 2009 

Not in September 2009 Issue

September 2009, V8#9: Design Tuesday, Sep 15 2009 

School photos can be treated in a variety of ways. However, it is possible to show the group, as well as individual close ups – from the same photo. Captions can be informative, as well as add to the flavor of the book.

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September 2009, V8#9: Define Tuesday, Sep 15 2009 

Hard binding Spotlight #2

Adhesive binding: Soft or hard type binding. Pages held together by adhesive/glue, rather than any form or sewing or mechanical attachment (stapled).

Adhesive binding – Double-Fan: Hard type binding. Pages held together by adhesive/glue, applied first while binding edge is fanned in one direction, and second as finned in the opposite direction – may be notched. Meets library binding standard: ANSI/NISO/LIB Z39.78

Back/Backing (see round): The binding process of dispersing the swelling of the spine of a rounded text block and shaping it into a shoulder on each side of the spine of a text block.  Backing accommodates the thickness of the boards, and provides a hinge along which they can swing freely.  Backing also helps to prevent the spine of the text block from collapsing into a concave shape over time.

*Backbone (see spine): Center edge of a book perpendicular to and between its covers.

*Backing up: Printing a sheet after one side has already been printed.

Binding: Folded sheets (signatures) or single leaves (pages) secured on one edge (spine) and protected by a cover.

Binding Edge: Edge of text block that is attached by sewing or adhesive binding, etc.

Binding Margin (inner, gutter, or back margin): Margin where text block is attached: The distance between the binding edge of a printed page and the text area.

Book Block: Endpapers, text block and all other materials before hard or soft binding.

* denotes a term that Gregath Publishing doesn’t normally use.

For other writing, printing, publishing, marketing lingo, check our glossaries at http://www.gregathcompany.com/gloss.html and