E-Magazine Volume 12 Issue 3: Marketing Tuesday, Mar 5 2013 

Lost our marketing pages on the GCI website? They’ve moved to http://www.gregathcompany.com/service/marketing

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Catalog postage raise in effect Sunday, Feb 3 2013 

As previously mentioned, our standard S&H for catalog orders now reflects USPS’s 2013 price increase: $12.00 for first item and $2.00 each additional to same domestic address.

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

Some basic pages (any category may be multiple pages) you may wish to have include in an author/book website include:

  • Bonus content or special features not included in printed book –
    • Forum or Elist about the book content
    • Updated from author
    • Book buyer special offers

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Moundville, Missouri History book now available electronically Saturday, Jun 23 2012 

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Originally published in softbound edition, this historical publication is now available in multiple formats for electronic readers:

MOUNDVILLE, Missouri 1869-1910, by Lyndon Irwin, Ph.D., 2005, Click here for Smashwords Edition 2012.   Over 890 surnames, includes photos, illustrations and documents. The book is thoroughly researched and documented.  Illustrations by Barbara Jean Marlow Irwin. Dr. Irwin’s book is a comprehensive look at one of the older towns in  Vernon County, which pre-dates the Civil War.  This book, which took over 5 years to research, includes information on schools, churches, coal mines, people, and businesses which all added up to the successes of the town.  Read forgotten stories such as the “Whiskey Wars” and the Murder of Ella Wray, granddaughter of Noah Lafayette Caton.  The town fires and post office robberies are included.  Additionally, there are records from the Moundville Lutheran and Methodist Churches, Cooper College, and the pioneer Moundville Cemetery. Smashwords edition does not contain academic references or illustrations available in the softbound edition. $15.99

August 2009, V8#8: Marketing Wednesday, Aug 5 2009 

Small cards can be great small promotional pieces – even if they are never meant to be mailed via USPS. Great for cover-flat items, book marks, oversized business, trading, rolodex, book plates, and more. Cards fill a variety of uses including gaming cards, flash cards. place cards, trading cards, and more.

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July 2005, V4#7: Production Thursday, Jan 29 2009 

Paper opacity is the lack of transparency that allows a sheet to conceal print on the opposite side.  weight, brightness, type of fiber and filler in testing can all greatly influence opacity.  Reflectance of paper is measured when backed successfully by a white body and a black body.  The ratio of these two measurements determines the opacity reading.  Typical opacity of 50# white offset is 88-90; 20# business paper is 84-88.  A quick and very basic “home” test is to print something large and black (black and white clip art and or various sized of bolded text) on a sheet of paper, place a blank sheet of the paper to be tested over this printed sheet.  Any print that happens to show through, will show a bit more if actually printed on the currently black paper.  For book printing, take your darkest page and try this test.  Many manuscript designers will change their manuscript elements to decrease the opacity needed for a nice book rather than pay the difference for higher opacity.

May 2008, V7#5: Genealogy Wednesday, Jan 7 2009 

Back to basics: Consider buying a box of #10 envelopes. They fit inside a standard business envelope (#12) without folding. A folded SASE adds more thickness than a folded letter in a flat SASE. This sometimes causes envelopes to get caught in automated machinery. This is a good addition to your “tool box” for queries and SASE.

January 2006, V5#1: Genealogy Tuesday, Jan 6 2009 

While no staff has tried this resource, a group of researchers have started a business to help locate and obtain UK (England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) birth, marriage or death certificates.

http://www.bmd-certificates.co.uk – no longer a good link

This is a Pay Service, and we do not endorse this site and their services in any way.  This is an FYI resource listing.