Special Author Offer – through Thanksgiving 2016 Thursday, Aug 25 2016 

Electronic Book Conversion – Discounts for all

Choose free electronic service, 50% off, or deeper discounts, depending on what is most helpful to you:

FREE: Submit a copy of your manuscript in MS Word and we’ll convert it to PDF at no charge. Electronic approval is required before using converted PDF for print production. These electronic book files are meant for personal and family use and enjoyment, as they will contain no Copyright or Digital Rights Management (DRM) protections.

OR Interested in a PDF book manuscript from hard copy? If it is document feedable, we will only charge a penny a page to convert (at least 50% savings)

OR EPUB file (more “traditional” EBook format) of interest? Basic file conversion is free, but seldom does a basic conversion result in a file authors are happy with due to the differences between the printed page and EBook formatting. If further services are desired, they can be billed at only $10.00 hour – over 50% savings.

Electronic file offers may be combined and files provided via Dropbox, Google Drive, or Box.com free of charge. Mailed file services available for a fee.

To qualify for your choice of special offer, you must do the following:

  • Send your manuscript (with production instructions and discount code), mailing information, and deposit to arrive at the publisher postmarked no later than 11-25-16 with code.

  • Use this Discount Code ONLY: “ENov16Conv”.

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

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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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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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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.

Catalog Sale: Robert Riley’s Work Monday, Jun 15 2015 

Orders must be postmarked before August 31, 2015
Copy of sale header must be sent with mailed order (PayPal should request Riley sale order billing billing with this link).

Books by Robert Riley Sale

Interested in CD Edition? Request $10.00 off each CD

History of the Ditto Families, 1700-2000, by Col. Robert Shean Riley (Ret.), 1996, Updated 2011. 688 pages, 6×9″, hardbound book, indexed, ISBN 978-1-936091-07-2. R3808-Regularly $90.00/Sale Price $86.00 IN STOCK | Also available on CD |  More about the book

Our European Origins, A Brief History of the Nations of Europe Written Especially for Genealogists and Family Researchers, by Col. Robert Shean Riley (Ret.), 2011 reprint of second edition. 654 pages, 6×9″, hardbound book, ISBN 978-1-936091-05-4. The aim of this book is to provide a brief, thumbnail history of the various nationalities of Europe, keeping in mind the particular interests of professional and amateur genealogists and family historians.  To appreciate this aim, the reader must realize that today many ethnic nationalities actually transcend current, established “national” borders and that the people they seek are not always to be found in the country which normally suggests their ethnicity.  For example, the Swiss-German and the Austrian are members of the Germanic race, but they are not to be found living in Germany.  Also, the people of Hungarian origin living in Transylvania do not live in Hungary; instead, today, they are citizens of Romania.  Thus, this history is about the many different peoples of Europe despite current borders. R3806-$80.00/Sale Price $63.00 Currently IN STOCK More Information l Also available on CD

Marc Hardoin (Mark Hardin [I]) and Descendents, by Col. Robert S. Riley (Ret.), 2011 revised, 2013 reprint. 1,066 pages, ISBN 978-1-936091-04-1, 6×9″, hardbound book. This book consists of three major parts. The first contains narrative chapters which provide a brief history of the French people, where the Hardouins/Ardouins lived in seventeenth century France, where they lived and to where they migrated: Colonial Virginia, Southwestern Pennsylvania, and Kentucky. The second contains Jack Hardin’s book about early Hardin pioneers who faced danger from Indian attacks and experienced many hardships in settling Kentucky. And, lastly, supporting documentation from France, British Isles, and official court records extracts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky. Also, in Part III contains a series of Family Group Charts by which the Hardins and their descendents may trace lineage back to the Immigrant Ancestor, Marc Hardouin (Mark Hardin [I]). Research for this Hardin book has spanned a period of approximately twenty-five years. R3805-$125.00/Sale Price $120.00 | Also available on CD |  More about the book

History of the O’Ferrall-Shaen Families of Ireland, England and the United States, 1500-2002, by Col. Robert Shean Riley (Ret.), revised edition, 2011. 958 pages, 6×9″, hardbound book, ISBN 978-1-936091-06-5. R3807-$105.00/Sale Price $83.00 Also available on CD |  More about the book

The Colonial RILEY Families of the Tidewater Frontier (1635-1999), by Col. Robert S. Riley (Ret.), 1999, 2011 revised, 2014 reprint. Volume 1 ISBN 978-1-936091-02-7, 6×9″, Hardbound 2 volume set totaling 1,878 pages (Volume 1 – 918, Volume 2 – 960). The earliest known Riley immigrants to the Chesapeake Bay Area were the three brothers – Garrett, Miles, and Thomas – who arrived in Northern Virginia in 1635.  Many of the oldest, surviving Riley Colonial Records and Land Grants of Maryland and Virginia, which are dated in the late 1600s and early 1700s, pertain to these immigrants and their descendents.  Many early Colonial Rileys used Christian names taken from the Bible, such as Samuel, Pharoah, Jeremiah, and Eliphaz.  Moreover, the early Rileys in Colonial America passed down many traditional given names used by the O’Reillys (Anglicised as Reyley or Riley) in Ireland, such as Brian (Briain), Farrell (Ferghail), Hugh (Aodh), John (Seaán), and  Miles (Maolmordha).  And, in Colonial days, many Rileys of the Tidewater Frontier were related and moved in and out of the Colonies now known as Maryland and Virginia.  In addition to the three Rileys mentioned by name above, there were other Riley immigrants who came to Maryland and Virginia in the late 1600s and early 1700s.  In this book, the writer discusses all known individuals of the early generations of eight different Riley lines from the time of arrival of their immigrants to approximately 1850.  By 1850, all of these Riley lines had multiplied so greatly that tracing their descendents to those living today is almost an impossible task.  From 1850 to the present day, the writer discusses only his own branch of Rileys.  Prior to this publication, such a comprehensive analysis of the early Riley families of Colonial Maryland and Virginia did not exist, and the writer believes that this project will be helpful to all persons, who claim descent from an early Riley family of the Tidewater Frontier and are interested in learning their Riley family history. R3802-$200.00/Sale Price $190.00 |  Also available on CD |  More about the book

History of the Shumate Family Kentucky Pioneers, 1475-1992, by Col. Robert S. Riley (Ret.), 1982, revised 2011, reprint 2013. ISBN 978-1-936091-01-0, 6×9″, Hardbound book, 898 pages. This Shumate family history consists of two major parts.  The first is a narrative account of the family in seventeenth century France and their battle to be free of religious persecution; the immigrants–Jean de la Chaumette and his three sons–John, Samuel, and Daniel–who settled in early Stafford County (now Fauquier), Virginia; the first five generations to include the descendents of John [II] and Daniel [I] in Virginia; and Daniel Shumate [V] and his descendents, many of whom living today are widespread throughout the United States.  The second part of this book contains supporting documentation for the narrative account and genealogical lineage charts.  There are twelve appendices which document and clarify the lines of descent contained in part one.  They consist of church and other records of the family in France and England; extracts of primary and secondary records of Virginia and Kentucky to include probate, deed, tax, and marriage documentation; Federal Census extracts; gravestone inscriptions; and lineage charts constructed to trace one’s own particular line of descent.  I want to assure the reader that professional researchers and I, myself, obtained the documentary extracts appearing in these appendices from the Federal Archives, the Virginia and Kentucky State Archives, and various county court files in the United States; from the official national and department (provincial) archives in France; and from well known Huguenot libraries or societies in France and England.  A complete reference has been provided for each of the documentary extracts, indicating where it can be found in the official files of those records depositories. R3804-$110.00 Back in Stock |  Also available on CD |  More about the book

History of the Woolfolk Family Their English Origins and Early Generations in America Volumes I & II, by Col. Robert Shean Riley (Ret.), 2011. 6×9″, 2 volume hardbound book set (V1-826 pages, V2-678 pages), Volume 1 ISBN 978-1-936091-08-9. Volumes not sold separately. R3809-$220.00/Sale Price $131.00 | Also on CD |  More about the book
Orders must be postmarked before August 31, 2015
Copy of sale header must be sent with mailed order (PayPal should request Riley sale order billing billing with this link).
 

February, 2015 Magazine – Define Monday, Feb 2 2015 

What’s It Mean? – A-Z
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*Dummy: Rough layout of how one envisions the final publication will look.
E-book (Electronic Book): Any book or manuscript that is reproduced for distribution electronically on the Internet or disk – 3½” floppy or compact (CD).
Terms marked with an asterisk (*) are not generally used in our office.
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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!

February, 2014 Electronic Magazine – Design Tuesday, May 20 2014 

Top reasons to publish electronically by disk:

  1. Physical product to give to paying customers –  for something concrete “in hand”.

  2. Easily update customers by including update links, cloud access, and/or emailing customers with provided update contacts for ongoing, value added, bonuses.

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August, 2013 Electronic Magazine – Book Design Wednesday, Aug 7 2013 

With eBooks, your insert possibilities are vast!

Contact us to discuss your needs and book vision!

Standard jewel case packaging will include a “front cover” with two sides printed. However, that standard insert could include 4 or 8 pages – even in slim line cases easily. Regular single disc jewel cases can include even thicker booklets.

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Pryor and Reed family book new reprints Tuesday, Jul 2 2013 

We are excited to have been able to work with John H. Cunningham III to bring two of his family books back into print. They will be shortly ready to ship and available in soft cover and CD:

The American Pioneers: the History of John Raleigh Pryor and Iva Beatrice Barnhart Pryor, with Histories of Allied Families, by John H. Cunningham III, 1989, 2013 reprint. 470 pages, 8.5×11″, softbound book. R3813-$40.00

The American Pioneers: the History of John Raleigh Pryor and Iva Beatrice Barnhart Pryor, with Histories of Allied Families, by John H. Cunningham III, 1989, 2013 electronic edition. 470 pages, 8.5×11″, CD-PDF. ER3813-$30.00

The Descendants of Amos C. Reed and Jemima Kennard with Histories and Genealogies of Allied Families, by John H. Cunningham III, 1992, 2013 reprint. 230 pages, 8.5×11″, softbound book. R3814-$28.00

The Descendants of Amos C. Reed and Jemima Kennard with Histories and Genealogies of Allied Families, by John H. Cunningham III, 1992, 2013 electronic edition. 230 pages, 8.5×11″, CD-PDF. ER3814-$25.00

The soft cover editions are also available for pre-publication paid orders at a slight discount: Order before August 1, 2013 and get $5 off Pryor retail soft cover and $4 off Reed retail soft cover.

Patriotic Catalog Sale Thursday, Jun 6 2013 

Current catalog sale includes a $2.00 per book savings on a War of 1812 and select Alabama titles. Special shipping and handling ranges from $5 flat rate for Ebooks to totally FREE. All orders must be completed or postmarked before July 9th. Visit the full sale page online for details.

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

Many flat storage solutions can be bound directly into a hardbound book spine. To allow to items to be placed within, extra material is added to the spine. General ideas include envelope or sleeve of varying material, photo or document display page or CD/DVD keeper page. Budgetary restrictions commonly place these grouped together at the beginning or end of a book next to the end pages. However, they may be placed at intervals or wherever they are required – except between odd and the next consecutive even page (front to back on one sheet of paper).

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July 2012 E-Zine (V11#7): Produce Thursday, Jul 19 2012 

Consider a “hybrid” printed book and CD/DVD combo package for lots of material!

CD or DVD can also be placed in sleeves attached to a hard bound book. Sleeves are generally attached at the back or front, but may also be attached within the book block and may accommodate up to 4 discs on an 8.5×11″ book format.

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