New Book Spotlight on Website Friday, May 21 2010 

 Our new book spotlight is our newest historical reprint. Watch for a bit more information to be posted. Hurry to take advantage of pre-publication pricing – only until May 25.

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New web design package Friday, May 21 2010 

For those people looking for a bit more out of basic web design service packages, we now offer a basic+ package. As always, we are happy to provide free, custom quotations to meet your needs.

2010 Tour Updates Monday, May 3 2010 

Dates for Independence, MO trip have been moved to June 21-22, 2010.

Overnight pricing for both Independence and Topeka, KS have been set at $150.00 per person.

http://www.gregathcompany.com/tours – Visit our tour page for more information!

April New Book Round Up Monday, May 3 2010 

Visit http://www.gregathcompany.com/catalog/catadd.html for any new general history, children, and scrapbook resource listings.

 Leaders and Leading Men of the  Indian Territory – Choctaws, by H. P. O’Beirne, Historical Reprint 2010. 8.5×11″, softbound (color perfect bound) book, 228 pages, name/place index, illustrated, ISBN: 78-0-944619-98-8. G088-$20.00 Click here for limited time Pre-Publication offer.

Fulton County, Kentucky Newspaper Abstracts, Volume 1: 1841-1843, 1/90/1880-12/24/1880 8½x11″, softbound (Side stitch) book. AD024-$15.00

Fulton County, Kentucky Newspaper Abstracts, Volume 2: 1/7/1887 – 4/20/1888. 8½x11″, softbound (Side stitch) book. AD2081-$15.00

Fulton County, Kentucky Newspaper Abstracts, Volume 3: 4/27/1888 – 7/26/1889. 8.5×11″, softbound (Side stitch) book. AD410-$15.00Fulton County, Kentucky Newspaper Abstracts, Volume 4: 8/2/1889 – 10/17/1890. 8.5×11″, softbound (Side stitch) book. AD2352-$15.00Fulton County, Kentucky Newspaper Abstracts, Volume 6: 2/26/1892 – 7/7/1893. 8.5×11″, softbound (Side stitch) book. AD2370-$15.00Fulton County, Kentucky Newspaper Abstracts, Volume 5: 10/24/1890 – 2/19/1892. 8.5×11″, softbound (Side stitch) book. AD2369-$15.00

The Dawes Commission Citizens (Allottee) and Intruders in Indian Territory (1901 – 1909), by John E. Ernest, 2010. ISBN: 978-0-944619-97-1, 8.5×11″, color hardbound (color fan-adhesive – libraries only may request unbound) book, 800 pages. An index of more than 17,000 persons whose names appear in the more than 6000 Cases (hearings) brought before the Dawes Commission to settle disputes between the Allottees and Intruders. Includes an analysis of each of the 6000 hearings and the action taken by the Commission to settle disputes between the Allottees and Intruders regarding leased or rented allotments. R506-$85.00  Click here for limited time Pre-Publication offer.

The Beauty of DeMents, A Collection of Family Treasures and McInnis/McDuffie/McDonald of Skye Scotland, “A Family Exiled”, by Don Runnels. 294 pages, 8.5×11″, hardbound (LBI oversewn) book. AD413-$55.00

Houston County, Tennessee Newspaper Abstracts, Volume 1. 8.5×11″, softbound (Side stitch) book AD412-$13.00

Bertie County, North Carolina Tax Lists, Volume 1 – 1775, 1778, 1779. 8.5×11″, softbound (Side stitch) book AD409-$18.00

Wilson County, Tennessee Deeds, Volume 1 (1800-1802), 8.5×11″, softbound (Side stitch) book. AD2365-$15.00

Lynch’s Account Book (Calloway County, Kentucky), 8.5×11″, softbound (Side stitch) book. AD2366-$10.00

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.
All orders are subject to standard shipping and handling: $11 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.

May E-Zine V9#5: Marketing Saturday, May 1 2010 

Give Social Networking it’s due – it is but one way to get the word out. It isn’t the end all, be all, but there is something to the old saying “any exposure is good exposure”. Just don’t expect social networking to be a high volume revenue stream. If it turns out to be, you’ll then be pleasantly surprised.

May E-Zine V9#5: Design Saturday, May 1 2010 

Titles
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Titles can mean many things to many people. Subject matter and scope of project can vastly effect what is “acceptable” and marketable for a given book. There are no hard and fast rules, but here is some food for thought.

Based on the project, consider:

  • Reflect the subject
  • Use keywords – This will help online marketing.
  • Simple and straightforward – The title is not a place to add mystery or restrict your audience by education level.
  • Length of title (including subtitles) – For some types of books longer titles are allowed for, even expected.
  • Considers the target reader
  • Set the hook – “Judging a book by it’s cover.”

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

May E-Zine V9#5: Define Saturday, May 1 2010 

CMYK: Full Color model (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Key Black) for digital files. Other standard model is RGB.

RGB: Full Color model (Red, Green, Blue) for digital files. Other standard model is CMYK.

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