2017 Save The Date Thursday, Oct 13 2016 

Our 2017 genealogy seminar event will be Saturday, April 22, 2017. Keep up to date with the plans and registration information as it becomes available by visiting and bookmarking the webpage http://www.gregathcompany.com/workshop/2017

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Retreat 2016 Date Update Monday, Jun 6 2016 

Apologies to all who have seen our printed flyers. We just found out from a lovely lady in Topeka that we’ve been printing the wrong dates on the flyers! While we will have bonus pre-retreat activities on Sunday, October 2 for full package attendees – the 2 day retreat starts on Monday the 3rd. Please feel free to share the corrected flyer far and wide. A fill-able PDF format flyer is available at our website.FlyerPhoto

Retreat 2016 New Speaker Tuesday, Mar 8 2016 

Joe Bott will be joining us at the retreat to discuss and enlighten us about many positive facets of his free web project Dead Fred. His online photo archive has harnessed the power of networking to put identifications to photographs for many years – since before crowd-sourcing was popular. Visit the Retreat online for more information.

October 2016 Retreat Updates Wednesday, Jan 13 2016 

Prices and registration have now been set!

For 11 hours, we will focus on genealogy and research skills in a more luxurious setting than past events. Full slate of speakers and topics should be available by the end of March. Check the website as plans take shape.

Standard Retreat Package is $225.00 (by September 1, 2016), with an Early Bird Discount of $205.00 available until May 1, 2016. This includes 5 meals, overnight lodging, at least 11 hours instruction, taxes, gratuities, and more. Single or +1 supplement is $60.00, payments are possible, and additional nights can be added through Gregath as well.

Day trips are available for either day at $100.00 each – by September 1, 2016.

Please share this information with others who may want to attend – or even speak. Potential speakers should check out the call at the 2016 Retreat website.lobby1

January 2016 E-Zine: Complete Monday, Jan 11 2016 

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What’s It Mean? A-Z
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Headband/Footband (also header/footer in binding terms): A strip of embroidered cloth at the end (top/bottom) of the spine, extending beyond the book block. Optional ALA element included in Gregath deluxe binding. Now available as upgrade in color hard binding.

Hinge In: A paper or cloth strip may be adhered along the binding edge of the a page, or pages, to be added after the book has been bound, so that the strip extends beyond the binding edge. This can then be “hinged” into a “finished” book by pasting up the part of the paper or cloth strip that extends beyond the addition, and adhering the strip to the binding edge of a sheet (or leaf) in the text block.  This may also be used to change a given published page: cut the page to be replaced out of the existing book leaving as wide a bound paper strip as the binding margin will allow; follow instructions as above or – trim the replacement page to fit the published book (with extra paper to overlap bound strip); using an archival quality media, attach replacement page to bound strip.

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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!
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Design Inspiration
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Consider adding extra material to a book through QR codes, removable media (CD/DVD, USB, memory card), or cloud links.

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Book Manufacturing Concepts
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If budget is a watch word, consider the weight difference between hard and soft cover books when shipping.

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Marketing advice
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Take into consideration USPS price and standards changes (effective 1-17-2016) when figuring book shipping prices.

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Genealogy ideas
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It takes a village: Don’t discount getting together with other like-minded people for education and reinforcement. Gregath is hosting a retreat in October that may be of interest.

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Computer aid!?!
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Do you have something (format) you use over and over again from MS Office – maybe with just a little bit of tweaking? Consider making the format (blank without personalized information) into a template. In your MS program, make a file that contains all the repetitive format and information. When you save as (save if not already saved), click the down arrow by format (under file name) and choose template (word template, excel template, etc.). To make it easier to use, save it where your other templates for that program are saved – or make a dedicated template file folder that is easy to find.

2016 Retreat Save the Date Friday, Dec 25 2015 

Retreat 2016 Save The Date!
Monday and Tuesday, October 3-4, 2016, in Northeast Oklahoma. More details to follow.
http://www.gregathcompany.com/workshop/2016

Current Publishing Sale – until June 15, 2015 Only Saturday, Jun 6 2015 

Title Set Up Fee Special – $25.00 Value

If publishing in quantity, the flat title set up fee, applied to all orders, doesn’t alter overall costs that much. However with today’s ultra small publishing, it can add up to $25.00 or more per book. With this special, wave the set up fee for projects:

  • Binding in any soft cover, at any quantity.
  • Printing-only projects – unbound book blocks shipped or delivered – in any quantity.
  • Binding at least 25 books in hard cover – color or standard.

Visit current price lists for more information.

To qualify for this special offer, you must do the following:

  • Specifically request this offer with your order/payment mailing.
  • Send your manuscript, mailing information, and payment to arrive at the publisher before June 15, 2015.
  • Include a copy of the “page one” (first page off the printer, the entire printout of this web page is not needed).

Cool Savings for Color Hard Binding Tuesday, Nov 25 2014 

Let us help you make the decision to go into hard cover a bit easier, we’d like to offer an additional $1.00 off our list price for publishing color hard cover books: This is good in any quantity. To qualify for this special offer, you must do the following: Specifically request this offer with your manuscript/deposit mailing. Send your manuscript, mailing information, and deposit to arrive at the publisher postmarked no later than 1-15-15. Include a copy of this post, or the top of our sales offer webpage.

Thanksgiving 2014 Catalog Special Monday, Nov 24 2014 

Thanksgiving week catalog orders = free delivery!

For every paid order received before midnight, Saturday, November 29th, 2014, receive a full refund for paid S&H with your order delivery, plus a little “thank you”. To take advantage of this offer, include the discount code ShipThanks14 with your order.

Fine Print: Orders that do not include this code may not receive this offer. This offer may apply only to in stock and drop ship only. If your order doesn’t quality, you will be contacted with the option of canceling before shipment.

Also, check out our reasonable gift services at http://www.gregathcompany.com/catalog/general/giftservices.html

2013 Retreat Canceled Tuesday, Sep 3 2013 

ImageUnfortunately, after booking to near capacity for our October Retreat, Sky Ranch at Cave Springs informed us our ranch house availability was reduced by at least 5 hours, due to a new group’s needs. This was unforeseen as our 2013 schedule mirrored 2011, and the completed SRCS contract did not address time frame. While still welcome on this Christian campus, alternatives would have drastically reduced the retreat experience.

We are sorry to announce that have found no comparable alternative and have canceled. We thank Julie McClain, Guest Services Specialist and Doug McClain, Camp Director for their efforts of August 28, 2013.

We have enjoyed our relationship with Cave Springs, since 2003, and everyone seems to have a wonderful time there. We wish all those attending SRCS during our originally scheduled dates the best.

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