Electronic Magazine – August, 2014, v13#8: Definitions Monday, Aug 11 2014 

Collating: Pages of a publication are printed singly, the required amount of copies at a time. They are then arranged into the proper sequence (we request numerical order). Alt: Gathering or arranging printed sheets or signatures into the desired sequence, by hand or machine.
Comb Bound: Soft type binding. Your pages and cover are punched and a plastic comb secures the book at the spine. This is a favored cover for cook books and the like because they lay virtually flat on their own.
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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

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December, 2013 Electronic Magazine – Glossary A to Z Tuesday, May 20 2014 

Book Block: Endpapers, text block and all other materials before hard or soft binding.

Bonded Leather: A hard binding material that is made by mixing genuine leather fibers with an adhesive – bonding them into a viable cover material that is then embossed to reproduce the original texture. Less durable than genuine leather, it does retain it’s distinct smell.

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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!

Full September, 2013 Electronic Magazine Tuesday, Oct 8 2013 

What’s It Mean? A-Z
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Bar code: Symbol capable of being read by an optical scanner. Generally placed on back cover providing specific information about item.

Binding: Folded sheets (signatures) or single leaves (pages) secured on one edge (spine) and protected by a cover.

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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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Placing your eBook in a keeper case, usually used for DVDs, gives you an outer cover, as well as a space inside for a small booklet.

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Taken from
http://www.gregathcomany.com/publish/design/insertitems.html#cd
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Book Manufacturing Concepts
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Some things you may consider when seeking permission to reprint:

  • Copyright release can be anything from “sure, please keep this work in print and do whatever you want to with it” to very specific like “you may print 15 copies, with the attached disclaimer, but otherwise unchanged in hard cover with this publisher, at one time in the next six months, not to be used for profit”. Copyright release may require compensation in exchange for the release.

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Taken from
http://www.gregathcomany.com/publish/reprint.htm
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Marketing advice – variable data
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Microsoft Office users may be comfortable using mail merge to personalize each and every mail piece. If not, with a little bit of effort, learning the tricks can pay dividends. Instead of a general form letter/card – each one can be personalized. The days of hand addressing or running labels you have to stick down can be a thing of the past as well. Mail merge everything into a PDF to be sure it all prints exactly the way you envision (no additional charge) or send along your Excel spreadsheet or Access database with your camera ready mail merge file for a small service fee.

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Taken from
http://www.gregathcomany.com/service/cards/postcards.html
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Genealogy ideas
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You might be surprised what you can find useful in free federal publications: http://publications.usa.gov/USAPubs.php?NavCode=K

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Computer aid!?!
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Have you jumped on the social networking bandwagon, but don’t think it’s worth the time? Consider choosing 1 social networking platform and take the time to learn how to really use it. Then, don’t over use it. If you begin to see results, you may choose to grow into another platform, etc. but just having a user account won’t do much good unless you make it work for you.

E-Magazine Volume 12 Issue 6: Design Thursday, Jun 6 2013 

Ribbons can be sewn into hard cover books easily. Because of the extra handling however, they are not always considered economical. Basic prices average $3.00-5.00 per book

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This section is drawn from http://www.gregathcompany.com/binding/hb/special#ribbon

E-Magazine Volume 12 Issue 5: Production Thursday, May 2 2013 

Standard hard binding prices assume books bound on the long edge, however books can be bound on the short edge for as little as $1.00 extra (paper grain running parallel to binding edge).

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This section is drawn from http://www.gregathcompany.com/binding/hb

November 2012 E-Zine (V11#11): Define Thursday, Nov 1 2012 

Perfect (*adhesive, *notch) Binding/Bound: Soft type binding type that secures pages and cover together with glue at the spine (square backed). Stereotype paperback – think telephone directory or paperback novel.

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For other writing, printing, publishing, marketing lingo, check our glossaries at http://www.gregathcompany.com/gloss.html and
http://www.gregathcompany.com/glosswrite.html

September 2012 E-Zine (V11#9): Define Sunday, Sep 9 2012 

Adhesive binding: Soft or hard type binding – most associated with perfect soft  binding. Pages held together by adhesive/glue, rather than any form or sewing or mechanical attachment (stapled). Block then attached to paper (soft) or hard cover case.

*Mechanical binding: Bindings utilizing a mechanical medium of fastening such as wires, staples, or plastic. Gregath classified as soft or hard type binding.

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For other writing, printing, publishing, marketing lingo, check our glossaries at http://www.gregathcompany.com/gloss.html and
http://www.gregathcompany.com/glosswrite.html

September 2012 E-Zine (V11#9): Book Manufacturing Concepts Sunday, Sep 9 2012 

Softbound books can be bound in several available styles. Currently, the most popular is the Perfect Bound or wrap around cover. Perfect binding utilizes a hot glue process and allows for both front, back, and spine imprinting, in most cases. Note that because the adhesive adheres the cover directly to the pages, this is not considered a “lay flat” option. While these attractive softbound books may be done in any thickness, the durability of perfect binding declines in books containing more than 300 pages.  The perfect binding method for softbound books is commonly offered in no fewer than 100 book orders, as smaller runs are not cost effective utilizing this method due to set up charges.

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This section is drawn from
http://www.gregathcompany.com/sb/perfect.html

June 2012 E-Zine (V11#6): Produce Wednesday, Jul 18 2012 

Do the color hard bound books you see have something missing but you are not sure what? Turn the book on end and look at the spine edge – is it just cover and paper, or does it have head and foot bands? This is now a standard option at GCI.

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This section is drawn from
http://www.gregathcompany.com/hb/color

Leap Year 2012 Publishing Special Offers Monday, Jan 23 2012 

Occasionally, Gregath extends special publishing package offers. As leap year doesn’t happen every year, these special – limited time – offers triple the savings potential. Publishing orders received by February 29, 2012 may qualify for free ISBN, free Library of Congress Number and up to $10.00 per book savings on color hard bindings. Check out the full details and get your mailing ready!

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