2019 Black Friday & Small Business Saturday Offers Monday, Nov 25 2019 

This year, we’d like to offer a little something for those wishing for a little something extra from us on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday. To see what this is,  visit our Facebook page. There is something for both the book buyer in our catalog and for the author wishing to start publishing. Facebook will be rolling out these offers, so check back.

New Sales for Publishing and Catalog Ordering Wednesday, Nov 6 2019 

We are pleased to announce that our end of the year sale offerings are available for both catalog sales and your publishing needs. They can be found on our website at:

http://www.gregathcompany.com/catalog/general/sale/

and

http://www.gregathcompany.com/service/publish.htm

Please note that these are seasonal sales and will be over with the new year – if not before.

May, 2018 E-Zine Monday, Apr 30 2018 

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ARC (Advanced Reading Copy): A sample publication produced with author/customer submitted material.  Many times this is in an alternate binding (or unbound with small publications) than the main publishing.  The reproduction process is usually not the same as the main printing (100+) and therefore differences in quality, text block placement, etc. may occur between the ARC and the published book.  For POD, however, this gives the customer the chance to see the quality of photograph the supplied material will produce.  Since Gregath works mainly from submitted camera ready copy, an ARC is generally not necessary.  Our quality guarantee covers any printer error (such as upside down photos) that may occasionally occur.

Art(work): Non-text material (in our shop, this excludes photographs) – may include such things as decorative lettering (not font related), drawings, ornamentation, tables, charts, sketches, maps, reproductions of documents, decorative borders, etc.

Terms marked with an asterisk (*) are not generally used in our office.

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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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For each project there are both expensive upgrades, and sometimes changes that can be made more economically than assumed: This is why communicating effectively with a publisher is important. Did you know when printing a few copies changing a page with personalized content is very inexpensive, altering a color cover can be cost prohibitive (though there are a few options).

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Perfect if producing POD, consider personalizing each book’s cover. This can be done with a simple name, different backgrounds or photos, graphic and fonts. The cost differences depend on type of cover which may also make total quantity ordered a factor. For large hard cover orders, have personalization done by extra line stamps for the most economic. For soft cover, the economical personalized options are more suited for non-printed spine options such as comb and saddle.

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Never forget that the internet brings new resources and ideas every day – when we look.

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Have you considered using Skype, Facetime, or some other audio/video software to connect with other researchers?

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Gregath Company, Inc. is pleased to present information that may be of help to authors and genealogists on a monthly basis in this format.

If you have decided since you requested this newsletter that you prefer not to receive mailings, please go to the following page and fill out the subscribe/unsubscribe form to be automatically dropped from the mailing list:
http://www.gregathcompany.com/zine
This set of directions is also the way to subscribe to this e-zine to get your own copy in your box monthly (if not already a subscriber).
NOTE: If trying to unsubscribe, supplying a different email address then the one you signed up with will result in multiple copies rather then being unsubscribed.

Back Issue information available through http://www.gregathcompany.com/zine or https://gregathcompany.wordpress.com

February 2018 Magazine Issue Monday, Feb 26 2018 

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Fold out (gate fold): Any included material in a book that is larger than the text page. Inclusion in book, by definition, must be printed on oversized paper and folded smaller than finished book size to allow for unfolding.

Watermark: Mark traditionally produced during paper production within the structure of the paper. Digital watermarks may be produced by applying a ghosted mark during the printing process to paper or other media.

Terms marked with an asterisk (*) are not generally used in our office.

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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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Considering different formats to your index can make it more user friendly, reduce page count, alter the “flavor” of the index, and more. While it is hoped that all genealogy authors feel and index is required, it shouldn’t be looked at as “something I’ve got to do”. Visit our information page for more examples and ideas.

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Authors, did you know that if you only want a few pages in your book printed in color – say 10 out of a 200 page manuscript, you can order only those pages in color? No longer must they be together or in the front or back to produce this potential vast reduction in cost. Likewise, all your manuscript pages may be in color, but only the page numbers you specify will be printed (and charged) as full color.

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Haven’t double checked new pricing through USPS yet? Remember pricing on many things changed January 21. Go to https://pe.usps.com/text/dmm300/notice123.htm at any time for full pricing. More information, including easier to use guides can be found at postalpro.usps.com – search “2018 price change”.

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You’ve had a month to settle into the new year: Have you set you set your 2018 genealogy goals? If not, no better time than the present to set at least one. If so, it’s not a bad idea to review them and note your progress or plans to implement.

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Attempting to utilize any of the services USPS offers on their website? Information gathering (zip codes, tracking, pricing, “how to”, etc.) can be done without an account, but many other great things are available to you once you set up a free account through USPS: Informed Delivery, change of address (fee for this service as a way of ID protection), mailing supply (including stamp) ordering (fees for “shipping” and face value), click-n-ship, a variety of other services for businesses, more automated tracking, etc. Go to http://www.usps.com and click the sign in/register link in the upper right of the screen – then follow the instructions.

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Gregath Company, Inc. is pleased to present information that may be of help to authors and genealogists on a monthly basis in this format.

If you have decided since you requested this newsletter that you prefer not to receive mailings, please go to the following page and fill out the subscribe/unsubscribe form to be automatically dropped from the mailing list:
http://www.gregathcompany.com/zine
This set of directions is also the way to subscribe to this e-zine to get your own copy in your box monthly (if not already a subscriber).
NOTE: If trying to unsubscribe, supplying a different email address then the one you signed up with will result in multiple copies rather then being unsubscribed.

Back Issue information available through http://www.gregathcompany.com/zine or https://gregathcompany.wordpress.com

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Copyright and reprint information

Gregath Company, Inc. is happy to give permission to forward this e-zine in its entirety, INCLUDING all contact information, to any person or group. To excerpt this e-zine for any form of reproduction, you must contact us to request permission. All material is copyright by Gregath Company, Inc., as staff members are responsible for the content.

September 2018 E-Zine Thursday, Sep 7 2017 

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Print on Demand (POD): Usually, single copies of complete books produced upon request through a variety of processes.

*Print Type: See Font – Serif & Sans-Serif

(Standard Gregath) Publishing Basis: see standard printing or companion

Terms marked with an asterisk (*) are not generally used in our office.

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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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If considering publishing in electronic and printed formats, considering more than one manuscript may serve your readers and customers better.

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Whether you use web services or your own program to produce webpages, you may wish to find additional resources online. One such free service contains scripts (snippets of code that accomplish specific things) that can be used with most programs and other services: http://www.scriptarchive.com/.

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Gregath Company, Inc. is pleased to present information that may be of help to authors and genealogists on a monthly basis in this format.

If you have decided since you requested this newsletter that you prefer not to receive mailings, please go to the following page and fill out the subscribe/unsubscribe form to be automatically dropped from the mailing list:
http://www.gregathcompany.com/zine
This set of directions is also the way to subscribe to this e-zine to get your own copy in your box monthly (if not already a subscriber).
NOTE: If trying to unsubscribe, supplying a different email address then the one you signed up with will result in multiple copies rather then being unsubscribed.

Back Issue information available through http://www.gregathcompany.com/zine or https://gregathcompany.wordpress.com

August 2017 E-Zine Monday, Aug 21 2017 

Did you miss a back issue? Check out our website or Facebook Page!

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Printing: See Offset Printing

Print Run: Defines the number of copies printed.  With our system, usually anything under 100 will be digitally “printed”, and anything 100 and over will generally be offset printed.

Terms marked with an asterisk (*) are not generally used in our office.

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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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You can use QR codes to offer exclusive content: Not available any other way to the reading public. This makes the edition that contains these codes (over other editions that do not) valuable in a different way. This may even encourage purchase of more than one edition by the same reader.

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If you wish to produce your own website, but don’t wish to use internet service “cookie cutter” offerings, you may decide to use a program specifically for web design. We utilize Microsoft Expressions (after FrontPage was no longer supported) for all work through 2016. The feedback we are getting from Adobe Dream Weaver is wonderful, with a bit of a steep learning curve. There are many others as well.

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Check out Genealogy by Barry for a good basic primer on using Google for genealogy research

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Don’t discount your software company for assistance if you are upgrading software: From operating systems and other “old standard” programs that upgrade, to starting to use a brand new program – many software publishers realize the more stand alone assistance they can provide online makes for fewer help calls. Another source? Have you tried You Tube for how to videos yet?

July 2017 Electronic Magazine Thursday, Jun 29 2017 

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Preservation Photocopying: See preservation photocopying webpage.

Print Margin: Presses cannot print edge to edge on a page (impression area). Binding requires trimming also. Proper margin allowance ensures a pleasing end product. The gripper margin includes space that, while impression will take, it is not always quality.  Additionally, for books, a sizable clear margin makes a more eye appealing book.  (White space all around)

Terms marked with an asterisk (*) are not generally used in our office.

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http://www.gregathcomany.com/info/dictionary and
http://www.gregathcompany.com/info/dictionary/writers.html

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Consider using QR codes within your traditionally printed black and white book to allow access to any full color photos you have. This can be just color over the printed black and white, or instead of taking page space with a printed photo.

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If you are not already a member of genealogical e-lists having to do with your subject matter, join and double check their rules: Next step – formulate promotional material for the list that will be of benefit to the readers, send, then follow up. Rootsweb has compiled a list of genealogy book e-lists they host.

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Having trouble finding anything in local records? Have you considered the “alternate” federal records to the standard (10 year) census? In addition to military and pension ancestors may have homesteaded or even purchased federal property. Also, there are some special schedules to the federal census. Most federal records are available from or through the National Archives in Washington DC, or their regional archives. Be sure you learn all the types of records (local, state and federal) are available when you are at a brick wall.

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June 2017 E-magazine Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 

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Post binding:  See Chicago Screw

Point: Unit of thickness, one thousandth of an inch (0.001″).

Terms marked with an asterisk (*) are not generally used in our office.

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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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When designing mailing tools, consider the number your are mailing at one time as well as the number of times you may mail over the next year. Utilizing a permit imprint saves you time placing stamps on each item as well as saving money. There are several things you can do with an imprint that will have to be added to your camera ready layout. *******

In addition to retail postage (stamps), if you are mailing more than 200 at one time, Gregath can get you a marketing discount and you can skip the stamps. If mailing more than 500 at one time, first class mail imprint (no stamps) may be an economical option.

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For your information – in case you hadn’t noticed yet: USPS has renamed their business class mail rate again. Add standard mail rate to history along with third class, second class, and bulk mail. For business imprint, Standard Mail is still current, with USPS instructing the change to Marketing mail in the future.

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The Connecticut State Library is producing a fine online resource for WWI information: http://ctinworldwar1.org/. This is an ongoing effort that may be a goldmine for some.

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As we all continue to look at getting newer operating systems (OS), like Windows 10, keep in mind that not all of your old programs may work on the new OS – even anti-virus subscriptions.

A Band of ANGLEAS Reprint Thursday, Mar 2 2017 

We are excited to announce the return to print ofangeleaftcvr

A Band of Angleas with Index (2017 Omnibus reprint) and the original index only

By Robert W. Anglea

Revised from original 1991 book and includes supplemental index (sold separately in early edition), this 460 page book carries an hardcover ISBN 978-1-936091-32-4. The original large format of 8.5×11″ has been preserved in this  full-color hard cover book. Contents include photographs, charts, documents and artwork.

Softbound and CD editions also available. Visit the website or contact us for more information.

 

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