New POD program to help books get in print and stay there Thursday, Aug 29 2013 

New publishing program: Personal POD.
This new program joins long-standing Advertise and Sell and Royalty programs to better assist authors.

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Annual Ozarks Conference Canceled Monday, Aug 26 2013 

Springfield ExhibitWe were sorry to learn last week that the Ozarks Genealogical Society of Springfield, Missouri has been forced to cancel this year’s annual conference. We always have a great time with them, learn lots and get re-energized. We look forward to their plans for next year. For more information, see their announcement.

August, 2013 Electronic Magazine – What does it Mean? A-Z Wednesday, Aug 7 2013 

*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.

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For other writing, printing, publishing, marketing lingo, check our glossaries at
http://www.gregathcomany.com/info/dictionary and
http://www.gregathcompany.com/info/dictionary/writers.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!

August, 2013 Electronic Magazine – Book Design Wednesday, Aug 7 2013 

With eBooks, your insert possibilities are vast!

Contact us to discuss your needs and book vision!

Standard jewel case packaging will include a “front cover” with two sides printed. However, that standard insert could include 4 or 8 pages – even in slim line cases easily. Regular single disc jewel cases can include even thicker booklets.

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Taken from
http://www.gregathcomany.com/publish/design/insertitems.html#cd

August, 2013 Electronic Magazine – Production Wednesday, Aug 7 2013 

Some things you may consider when seeking permission to reprint:

  • Permission should be obtained in writing – perhaps even notarized of with a second family/estate signature. This can be difficult with people accustomed to corresponding by phone and email only, but sometimes sending a follow up sheet with SASE for “sign and return’ helps. Remember, protect those who reprint and  their decedents from whoever the Copyright holder may become, before it expires.
  • If the Copyright holder insists on having a document produced by a legal professional, know who will be paying for that service. If those seeking permission pay, that needs to be added to the total expense for reprint – thus all buyers share in the expense. Traditionally though, if you feel you need a costly service, you should pay for it. That said, never discourage legal work as this is a legal situation that impacts those beyond the currently living – better safe than sorry.

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Taken from
http://www.gregathcomany.com/publish/reprint.htm

August, 2013 Electronic Magazine – Marketing Wednesday, Aug 7 2013 

Online USPS priority clients for thin softbound books should consider using USPS flat rate bubble padded envelopes. This saves you further on packaging. This option is only available to online customers at this time.

August, 2013 Electronic Magazine – Genealogy Wednesday, Aug 7 2013 

As a reader or researcher how many times have you heard, “The book has been written on that”, only to find there is no access to it? Undertaking an authorized reprint is a way to benefit many, including the original author(s). Today, that book that has already been written, may have only had a handful of books published and none of them in public collections. For volunteer groups, this is also a way to begin working with publications that may not be as difficult or time consuming as producing original work.

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Taken from
http://www.gregathcomany.com/publish/reprint.htm

August, 2013 Electronic Magazine – Computer Aid Wednesday, Aug 7 2013 

No new material under this subject in August – see Marketing for more.

FGS 2013 Irwin Author Signing Thursday, Aug 1 2013 

Join us in welcoming Dr. Lyndon N. Irwin, Ph.D. to booth #125 Friday, August 23 from 3:30-4:00 PM where he will be signing his books. We look forward to seeing many of you in Fort Wayne, Indiana this year.

Lyndon Irwin is an Agriculture Professor at Missouri State University. He is a member of the St. Louis World’s Fair Society and a popular speaker on World’s Fair topics. His writing about the Fair has been included in documentaries and public television programs. He is also the author of several literary works.