June E-Magazine Thursday, Jun 2 2016 

What’s It Mean? A-Z
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Library Binding Institute (LBI): The main trade associating representing the binding industry. They collaborated with the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) to produce the American National Standard fro library binding.

Line Spacing: Actual space between lines of text characters on a page.  The standard computer default of “single” can be “squeezed” or “expanded” as space allows.

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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Here are what are considered standard industry terms with approximate heights:

Double elephant folio 50″
Atlas folio 25″
Elephant folio 23″
F = folio 15″ (coffee table book)
Q = quarto (4to) 12″ (telephone book)
O = octavo (8vo) 9″ (standard hardcover)
D = duodecimo (12mo) 7″ (standard paperback)
S = sixteenmo (16mo) 6″
T = twentyfourmo (24mo) 5″
thirtytwomo (32mo) 5″
fortyeightmo (48mo) 4″
sixtyfourmo (64mo) 3″

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This section is drawn from
http://www.gregathcompany.com/publish/design/size.html
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Book Manufacturing Concepts
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Benefits of our POD Publishing Offerings

  • True 600 dpi digital reproduction for high quality books.
  • Basic promotional pieces are easily designed, produced, and mailed as specified.

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This section is drawn from
http://www.gregathcompany.com/publish/pod
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Marketing advice
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The same people claiming direct mail doesn’t net enough return also claim print is dead. Don’t discount direct mailing for promotion. Some content ideas include:

  • Offer free information that is of service to buyers (tips, tricks, hacks, advice, etc.)
  • Invite them personally to an event or to take advantage of your services
  • Further promotion: think of things you can do for your customers!

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This section is drawn from
http://www.gregathcompany.com/service/shipping/businessmailuses.html
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Genealogy ideas
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The Online Catalog for the California State Archives

Online access to summary descriptions of the vast documentary treasures maintained by the California State Archives. A division of the Office of the Secretary of State, the California State Archives is responsible for the management and preservation of state government records. Within the more than 300 million items in its collections are documents from the state’s first constitutional convention in 1849, land grant records of the Spanish and Mexican eras, campaign contribution statements, State Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal case files, legislative committee files, original laws, papers of many of the state’s leading politicians, and large collections of photographs, maps, drawings, and audio/visual materials.

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Computer aid!?!
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Trying to locate something using an old bookmark/favorite that is no longer there? One of many options to try is the Wayback Machine at Archive.org. Currently in a handy search box at the top of the page, it searches previous versions of a lot of the internet. It’s not comprehensive, but is a user friendly way to “recover” material that has gone “missing.

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

E-Magazine Volume 12 Issue 6: What does it mean? A-Z Thursday, Jun 6 2013 

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.

Basic Size: Standard sheet size per type of paper that determines the weight.

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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

New Book Design Examples Available Friday, Mar 13 2009 

New examples of book design have been posted in photos, documents, fonts and maps.

February 2005, V4#2: Production Wednesday, Jan 28 2009 

Include all your photos in a hybrid “printed” book: For the author that would also love to see every photo available in print – a book with accompanying CD may be the answer.  Select the “cream of the crop” to be printed into the actual book.  The CD – which can be attached to the book via envelope or spindle – can contain a wealth of digital information.  Photos galore and/or original document scans, GEDCOM files, author notes on theories, etc.

December 2004, V3#12: Define Wednesday, Jan 28 2009 

Credit lines: text that indicate where material came from.  Generally used for “extra” elements such as photographs and copies of original items.  i.e. “Courtesy of…,” “Permission to reprint this material comes from…,”, etc. a type of caption

September 2004, V3#9: Design Wednesday, Jan 28 2009 

Top Design Ideas that COST, and some options that don’t: In today’s economy, there are lots of suggestions devoted to producing a quality book with as little cost involved to the author as possible – this issue is no exception.  However, many family projects are the culmination of a lifetime of work, many times where the author has been setting aside funds for publication for years.  Additionally, as a labor of love, some families can’t put a price on such a keepsake.  This month we’d like to offer a few suggestions if “money is no object” – and ways to make the book look that way.

  • Have a sheet for each book that is the edition number.  Each book will be 1 or 100, 2 of 100, 3 of 100, etc. (more economical – have a page “_____ of 100” and hand number in the blank once you have books.)

  • Add a photo, document, notes, etc. CD to the book.  Printing black and white photos? Include the color on on CD, etc.  The CD is a cost saver due to the fact that you don’t have to pay for the color printing, nor printing for everything you can stuff on a CD.

  • See Book Manufacturing Concepts V3#9 Production

January 2009, V8#1: Computer Thursday, Jan 8 2009 

working with templates in Word (see also V5#5 and #11)

Do you have correspondence that is often times similar? Are you working on reports or a book? If so, making template files can save you a lot of time. But what about updates? Instead of typing in the dates every time, set the template for this year, or even this month. At the end of that time, update the template and save it as a different name such as “coverletter1-09” instead of coverletter. Once this is done, go into the template area and clean up – right click the old file and choose delete. Sorry, templates won’t let you save over the same file name, nor will they allow for a rename from the right click/shortcut menu – at least in XP and older versions.

January 2008, V7#1: Genealogy Wednesday, Jan 7 2009 

The Registry of War Ration Books, including 83 Canadian books can be found at the link below. For those of you not familiar with food rationing, during World War Two the government issued ration stamps in books to each family member. There were four series of books, and there was a
complicated maze of instructions (typically published in the newspaper) as to which stamps were valid at any given time.

Prior to this project at Genealogy Today, the largest known private collection of ration books was a 900-book collection housed in Colorado. The registry was approaching 5,000 books (early October 2007), and is expected to double again in 2008. In addition to the books being collected,
contributions from visitors to the web site are helping expand the database and ensure these interesting genealogical documents get properly archived.

To view the images, visit this page and search for surnames:

Index of War Ration Books
http://genealogytoday.com/guide/war-ration-books.html

September 2005, V4#9: Genealogy Tuesday, Jan 6 2009 

Don’t forget as fuel prices rise and we turn to our computers more and more, to document.  Sometimes there is no substitute for a research trip.  Sometimes volunteers, such as the network at http://www.usgenweb.org can help.

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