Index now searchable online: Crews family book Wednesday, May 16 2012 

As the following book was readied for reprint, we thought it would be a good time to make available – for personal use only – the original surname index in a searchable PDF format. Follow the links below for more information. Note, all book excerpts available through GCI are for personal use only and are not for reprint or further broadcast.

Searchable PDF Index

More about the entire book for sale: Metes & Bounds II: David Crews, Ancestors & Descendants, by Donna Hechler Porter


May 2012 E-Zine (V11#5): Define Monday, May 7 2012 

Writer’s Lingo

*Exceptions list: A list of elements that are “exceptions to the rule” – the writer’s and/or editor’s rule for the publication.  For example, it may be decided that county and married will be abbreviated, however for transcribed documents, all spellings and abbreviations should be left the same.

*Flush left/right: See justify

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

For other writing, printing, publishing, marketing lingo, check our glossaries at and

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!

May 2012 E-Zine (V11#5): Design Monday, May 7 2012 

Digital color is now more economical than ever. If choosing to produce an entire book in color, the cost will run less than a quarter a page, per book. Visit our new color price lists for examples.

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May 2012 E-Zine (V11#5): Book Production Monday, May 7 2012 

When deciding to produce a full color book, or add a few color pages, remember that placement counts – a color section results in less insertion costs than the same number of pages sprinkled through out a book.

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May 2012 E-Zine (V11#5): Marketing Monday, May 7 2012 

Especially if speaking at an event that you are not otherwise compensated for, don’t forget to ask those in attendance to, not only spread the word about your book, but also if they can think of any other groups who might enjoy you as a speaker.  Don’t be shy about taking contact information and following up the leads.

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May 2012 E-Zine (V11#5): Computer Monday, May 7 2012 

Be prepared during large software updates for any computer to “run” slower than normal. If you are on a limited or “fair share” internet connection, it may be a good idea to let the update run without placing any other usage demands on it until download is complete. Above all – try not to be frustrated.