New Publishing Package Offering through the end of 2012 Thursday, Nov 1 2012 

Graphic Arts/Cover Design

Free first hour ($25 value), with second through fifth hours billed at only $10.00 each (half price). This graphic artist/design work can be used on the book element(s) of your choice. This is a total value of up to $65.00!

This includes the initial work and all time involved in digital consultation/proofing hours and placement in manuscript (if needed).

Cover Design: Many genealogy and history book covers can be fairly plan. Because of this, the cover design process can be completed within just a few hours. Design can be generic cover flats that can be used in any final files, or tailored to your specific binding needs.

Photo touch up/light restoration: Have dark, light or dusty photos, ones with folds in the sky, etc.? Maximize your savings by providing individual digital files at 600 dpi.

Just a little something extra: Special icons, custom bullet points, marked maps, tinted photos, color changes, etc. Sometimes a little thing can make a big difference in a book.

To qualify for this special offer, please do the following:

  • Specifically request this offer with your manuscript/deposit mailing.
  • Send your manuscript and deposit to arrive at the publisher by 1-1-2013. Excludes any manuscripts already in house or mailed by October 31, 2012.
  • Include a copy of this blog post.

November 2012 E-Zine (V11#11): Genealogy (Oklahoma Resource) Thursday, Nov 1 2012 

Oklahoma resource and request: Oklahoma History Center Research Library has an online listing of yearbooks and directories they have –
They request if you have any Oklahoma yearbooks or directories not listed in their holdings, please consider donating them (tax deductible). For more information call 405/522-5225.

November 2012 E-Zine (V11#11): Marketing Thursday, Nov 1 2012 

If not already active in the online community concerning your subject matter – become active: Post to blogs, social network, supply reviews, offer opinions and reference or link lists, and other activities to ‘become known’. Never make your activity feel like it is only being completed so you can have “free” advertising, but never forget to include your book title, a link, etc. so interested people can follow a breadcrumb trail.

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November 2012 E-Zine (V11#11): Production Thursday, Nov 1 2012 

Publishing electronically also opens up a new world of possibilities! No longer do you have to produce a single manuscript and call it done. Is there a format that supports video great, another that does links better and a third you love, but only supports formatting like bold, italics, and underline? Gregath can tackle the job of producing manuscripts tailored to each electronic format for you, or provide support to allow you to confidently to it yourself.

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November 2012 E-Zine (V11#11): Design Thursday, Nov 1 2012 

Many flat storage solutions can be bound directly into a hardbound book spine. To allow to items to be placed within, extra material is added to the spine. General ideas include envelope or sleeve of varying material, photo or document display page or CD/DVD keeper page. Budgetary restrictions commonly place these grouped together at the beginning or end of a book next to the end pages. However, they may be placed at intervals or wherever they are required – except between odd and the next consecutive even page (front to back on one sheet of paper).

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November 2012 E-Zine (V11#11): Define Thursday, Nov 1 2012 

Perfect (*adhesive, *notch) Binding/Bound: Soft type binding type that secures pages and cover together with glue at the spine (square backed). Stereotype paperback – think telephone directory or paperback novel.

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October 2012 E-Zine (V11#10): Genealogy Thursday, Nov 1 2012 

The internet can be a great tool. Keep an eye out for free trials of premium services that you don’t regularly subscribe to.

October 2012 E-Zine (V11#10): Marketing & Computers Thursday, Nov 1 2012 

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October 2012 E-Zine (V11#10): Production Thursday, Nov 1 2012 

Publishing an electronic book conjures visions of needing dedicated e-readers such as Kindle and iPad to access. While this may be the current popular way to access an e-book, how you choose to format and sell it can allow for a variety of electronic platform access – from desktop and laptop computers to Smart phones and Tablets. File (manuscript) preparation can allow readers to access your electronic book on anything, just one dedicated reader, or anything in between.

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October 2012 E-Zine (V11#10): Design Thursday, Nov 1 2012 

Content ideas for electronic content include:

  1. More design elements like full color spread including backgrounds, watermarks, etc.
  2. Direct links to additional information not included in original or electronic text layout.

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