February 2017 E-Zine Tuesday, Feb 7 2017 

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What’s It Mean? A-Z
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Paper Grain: The direction most of the fibers within paper generally lie, corresponding to the direction of their flow on the papermaking machine.

Paper Opacity: Nontransparent property which prevents or reduces “show through” of printing from the book side of the next sheet.

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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Design Inspiration
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Via digital watermark consider adding monograms, coats of arms, or book subject/part wallpaper designs to some, or all pages.

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This section is drawn from
http://www.gregathcompany.com/service/printing/watermark.html
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Book Manufacturing Concepts
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Too much of a good thing: While technology exists to jam pack content on a page, and layer it with digital watermarks, don’t use it in such a way that it splits the reader’s attention too much. You don’t want readers feeling like they have a puzzle book that is hard to read.

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This section is drawn from
http://www.gregathcompany.com/service/printing/watermark.html
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Marketing advice
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When using book content online (marketing or sharing), do Copyright protect yourself by placing information in a watermark on each page/image. Visit a few examples on our website: Alexander Index (PDF), Green Index (PDF), Chute Cover (JPG)

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Genealogy ideas
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Did you know the Library and Archives of Canada is digitizing (and making available) WWI soldier information: http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/canadian-expeditionary-force.aspx

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Computer aid!?!
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Looking for other ways to have your manuscript “at hand”? A tablet may be a better compromise between a desk or laptop and a phone. Again, Android users can download MS Word app for free, while Windows users can access MS Word for free, while online. Many of today’s tablets can also attach keyboards, mice and wireless printers with ease while having robust memory (both speed and capacity).

Electronic Magazine – September, 2014, v13#9: Define Thursday, Sep 4 2014 

What’s It Mean? A-Z
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*Copyright page: see verso
Corners – Library: Each corner of the cover material is folded at a 45-degree angle that permanently affixes to the cover boards. All glued-off overhang shall be turned into the case. Meets library binding standard: ANSI/NISO/LBI Z39.78
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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!

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

Don’t forget that any clipart used in a book sold for profit may be subject to Copyright restrictions. Even books sold by 5013c organizations as “fund raisers” should keep this in consideration and check all sources accordingly.

November, 2013 Electronic Magazine – Production Friday, Nov 1 2013 

Just the Facts

While actual fact is not copyrightable, everything in a book that supports facts are. Because of this, if a new book of genealogy is produced, it is able to state that Uncle Harry was born on his birthday, whether that fact was previously published in  copyrighted work or not. As long as the author has done their own research and arrive at the same fact, it may be used.

What it does not cover is wholesale reuse of facts as previously published. Standard examples of copyright abuse involving facts can include (but not limited to):

  • Adding photocopies of someone else’s data forms.
  • Transcribing facts from a book without permission or research.

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Taken from
http://www.gregathcomany.com/publish/reprint.htm

October, 2013 Electronic Magazine – Design and Production Tuesday, Oct 8 2013 

If the original work, for reprint, needs updating and it is preferred that new material be included within the original work, the copyright release being sought should indicate updating is expected or acceptable. Once the groundwork has been laid, decisions as to whether to insert new pages, leaving original pages untouched (except perhaps for renumbering), or updating an electronic copy should be made. Even if open ended, unlimited  copyright release is given, it is never recommended original material be altered – much like cropping a photo for publication should not involve scissors on the original photo or negative. Technology has advanced sufficiently that original material never need be destroyed.

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Taken from
http://www.gregathcomany.com/publish/reprint.htm

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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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.

August, 2013 Electronic Magazine – Production Wednesday, Aug 7 2013 

Some things you may consider when seeking permission to reprint:

  • Permission should be obtained in writing – perhaps even notarized of with a second family/estate signature. This can be difficult with people accustomed to corresponding by phone and email only, but sometimes sending a follow up sheet with SASE for “sign and return’ helps. Remember, protect those who reprint and  their decedents from whoever the Copyright holder may become, before it expires.
  • If the Copyright holder insists on having a document produced by a legal professional, know who will be paying for that service. If those seeking permission pay, that needs to be added to the total expense for reprint – thus all buyers share in the expense. Traditionally though, if you feel you need a costly service, you should pay for it. That said, never discourage legal work as this is a legal situation that impacts those beyond the currently living – better safe than sorry.

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July 2009: V8#7: Computer Friday, Jul 3 2009 

Creative Commons is a non-profit organization that helps you through the legal snarl that can develop in today’s society when you wish to retain your rights to Copyright, but wish to have your information shared freely. The Gregath Publishing Company does not endorse or recommend any non-governmental Copyright service. However, this service is quickly becoming the standard for those who want to share their work. As a non-profit, their online tools can get you up and running trying to cover all the legal points on your own. Additionally, taking the verbiage into your lawyer for the final approval may result in lower legal fees than if the legal professional had to start from scratch.

http://creativecommons.org

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

June 2009, V8#6: Design Friday, May 29 2009 

No book is required to have large headers or footers. This area is generally where the page number goes, but it is not required.

Other ideas for information in headers or footers:

  • Webpage address

  • Other contact information

  • Quotes

  • Copyright statement/Release of Copyright statement

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http://www.gregathcompany.com/publish/design/headerfooter.html
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May 2009, V8#5: Production Wednesday, May 6 2009 

Online Copyright Registration

If you have you manuscript fully digitized, online registration is the suggested method. We can do it for you, or you can do it easily on your own. Some sort of high speed internet connection is suggested, for ease. You complete the form, pay, and submit your digital manuscript through the Library of Congress secure server. The registration fee is less than registering by mail, and you don’t have to surrender two published books for their shelves.

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