EZine Vol 9#10: Computer Aid Wednesday, Oct 20 2010 

A website of your own – part 1
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Do you already rent space?

What does it cost to have a website? You are probably already paying for web space and don’t even know it. Most dial up and high speed providers package web space into their fees. While the address (domain) may not be http://www.mynewbook.com or http://www.ImaAuthor.com, what do we expect for free? There are also several free service providers such as Bravenet, Webspace, and Angelfire, but they dictate your address (based on user name) and commonly add extra ads to the site and restrict you from actually selling anything on the pages. An address (Universal Research Locator or URL) provided by your internet service provider (ISP) or at a free server, are generally their address with your username added in such as:

www.neok.com/~ccorner
(Old Grand Lake, OK area provider – now defunct address)
or
www.geocities.com/carriescorner
(geocities was a free service provider powered by Yahoo that discontinued service October, 2009)

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

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EZine Vol 9#10: Genealogy Wednesday, Oct 20 2010 

Wayne Vaughn in the Carter County (Oklahoma) courthouse maintenance department was helping move some old ledger books in the old jail (above the election board) and ran across something interesting.  He first thought the book had a rock or something underneath the back cover, but upon opening the 1919 Civil Cases book found a bullet lodged in the back cover and pages.   We have no idea when the incident might have happened.  Sometime right after statehood (not likely) or more recently, like 50 or more years ago?  Or maybe even a later date?  Anyway, if this book could talk, I bet it would have an interesting story to tell.

http://www.oklahomahistory.net/ttphotos10a/CivilBook1919BookBullet1.jpg

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http://www.oklahomahistory.net/ttphotos10a/CivilBook1919BookBullet4.jpg

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This item from Butch Bridge’s “This and That Newsletter”
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EZine Vol 9#10: Marketing Wednesday, Oct 20 2010 

 

Some basic pages (any category may be multiple pages) you may wish to have include in your author/book website include:

  • Book content –

    • excerpts or chapters (on page or PDF, etc. format)

    • thumbnails of cover or select pages

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

 

EZine Vol 9#10: Production Wednesday, Oct 20 2010 

When Gregath Company, Inc. receives a camera ready manuscript (hard copy or digital) for printing, the project is checked in to the system by our cross-trained office staff, beginning the pre-press process. If a client requests in  their manuscript package notification of delivery (via email, SASE, or telephone), it is done at no additional charge.

The author/submitter is contacted about the book if there are any problems/discrepancies between quotation and manuscript, including any projected difficulties or additional charges as the check-in process progresses. 

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This section is drawn from http://www.gregathcompany.com/gen.html

EZine Vol 9#10: Design Wednesday, Oct 20 2010 

An index adds two valuable things to any research or reference book. The index makes the book easier to use and adds to its marketability. We offer indexing with our manuscript preparation, and for those customers who have prepared their own manuscripts.

Each manuscript varies in the amount of time required. We try to find the least expensive and acceptable index method for our customer needs. Almost everyone has their own idea what a complete index is.  We suggest at least a complete surname index for genealogical books.  Content and format is up to you!

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This section is drawn from http://www.gregathcompany.com/indexing.html

 

EZine Vol 9#10: Define Wednesday, Oct 20 2010 

Font (Type or Typeface): The actual type/style of lettering used in an item.

Sans Serif Type: Without serif.  Example: Arial. Though uncluttered, the lack of serif separates the letters and words for the reader.

Serif Type: Finishing strokes (usually horizontal) at the ends of letters. Examples: times new roman, alaska, etc. Considered easiest to read as the serifs draw the eye along during reading.

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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!