Electronic Magazine – June 2014, V13#6: Computer Monday, Jun 2 2014 

American Writers today have no excuse for not being “online”: This may sound harsh for those not there yet, but true. While many things can have a steep learning curve, basic usage of today’s technology shouldn’t be viewed as an insurmountable skill set. The rewards far outweigh the cost in time, patience, and added “utility bills”. It is part of the cost of doing business in the 21st century. Don’t want to invest in hardware of your own? Head somewhere with public access computers, such as a library or internet cafe, and ask for assistance. Whether you choose a free email account, or use social networking as the extent of your online empire, it is something that today’s readers have come to expect from living authors.

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Electronic Magazine – June 2014, V13#6: Genealogy Monday, Jun 2 2014 

Visit http://www.30thinfantry.org and click on roster for a great new resource. Not previously available, Frank W. towers and Jim West have compiled a comprehensive, all-inclusive World War II roster for the 40th Division. The combat records were destroyed in a 1973 fire. A living document, corrections or changes should be sent to Frank W. Towers. The above website contains lots of other great data.

Electronic Magazine – June 2014, V13#6: Marketing Monday, Jun 2 2014 

Priority express mail (any weight) is the most expensive USPS option for mailing, but generally overnight delivery with money back guarantee.  Additionally, it is easy to add extra insurance ($100.00 already included) and other add on features such as signature notification. Tracking is provided free of charge and flat rate packaging is available.

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Electronic Magazine – June 2014, V13#6: Manufacture Monday, Jun 2 2014 

Alternatives to adding material to your book in envelopes include adding photographs in “old-fashioned” picture corners. These are available in archival grade, but are harder for the unskilled to place in a book (4 small individual corners versus a single envelope enclosure).

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This section is drawn from
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Electronic Magazine – June 2014, V13#6: Design Monday, Jun 2 2014 

Whether you choose to add electronic material to a traditionally printed book, or produce a fully electronic book, think outside the box on what you may wish to include:

  • Think of the value added to the book for signature collectors to have electronic copies of family correspondence.
  • What will family members who are philatelic (stamp) collectors say about scans of handwritten envelopes with stamps and postmarks?
  • Help set the stage of history by including copies of newspaper and other publication items from the family, geographical area, or culture.

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This section is drawn from
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Electronic Magazine – June 2014, V13#6: What Does it Mean? A-Z Monday, Jun 2 2014 

Chicago Screw (brand name)/Post Bound: Soft type binding. Pages and cover stock are three hole punched and plastic or metal screws (posts)  are inserted to fasten the book.  Click here for more information.

CMYK: Full Color model (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Key Black) for digital files. Other standard model is RGB.

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