Follow this link to a great article: It reminds that, though genealogy is a major hobby, there are both good and bad ways to get others involved in your interests.
November, 2013 Electronic Magazine – Genealogy Friday, Nov 1 2013
November, 2013 Electronic Magazine – Marketing Friday, Nov 1 2013
Use a virtual book tour to assist in setting and keeping PR goals
A lot of authors that don’t live off their writing may let leave their own promotional needs unfulfilled. It’s easy to promise yourself to get that press release done by next week, but sometimes easier to choose to do something else instead. By setting up a virtual book tour, you are out little to no expense, but have set dates that you will generate material that can be used for other promotional work.
Virtual book tours are no great mystery – they are actual tours that you can conduct from anywhere that go anywhere. To set up a tour, find places online that have guests, or may be interested in “hosting” a guest that seem to have traffic that are people who would be interested in your book/subject(s). While it would be great if they are all buyers, someone who doesn’t buy, but shares with all their friends may net you more than a single original order! Also, if you discover places that would like to host you, but the dates will not match your tour, consider a stand alone virtual event.
November, 2013 Electronic Magazine – Production Friday, Nov 1 2013
While actual fact is not copyrightable, everything in a book that supports facts are. Because of this, if a new book of genealogy is produced, it is able to state that Uncle Harry was born on his birthday, whether that fact was previously published in copyrighted work or not. As long as the author has done their own research and arrive at the same fact, it may be used.
What it does not cover is wholesale reuse of facts as previously published. Standard examples of copyright abuse involving facts can include (but not limited to):
- Adding photocopies of someone else’s data forms.
- Transcribing facts from a book without permission or research.
November, 2013 Electronic Magazine – Define Friday, Nov 1 2013
Bleed: A printed image that extends beyond the trim edge of a sheet of paper or cover.
*Blueline: For Gregath use, see ARC. Below is a definition from “The What Shall I Write Handbook”, Corrine Russell, 1992, that is a good addition to our ARC entry:
“Bluelines are page proofs. They represent your last chance to review copy looking for errors. Depending on the printing process your printer uses, bluelines may be expensive to produce, and many printers will not provide them unless you request them. If printers do provide them, they may be expensive, so ask first. Bluelines may be a good idea if you have a lot of photographs, for bluelines present your only opportunity to see photographs in place. Check them carefully. Make sure they are in the correct position, and that they are not upside down or turned backward. Because bluelines are so expensive to produce, now is the time to start editing and proofreading. Unless they are printer’s errors, changes made at this point cost you dearly.”
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