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

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What’s It Mean? A-Z
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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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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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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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Computer aid!?!
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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.

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March, 2015 Magazine – Design Wednesday, Mar 4 2015 

If you project is over 600 MB in size, we suggest looking toward DVD, as storage varies from about four and a half gigabytes to just under 18 GB – regardless of file type. If the book contains strong video components, DVD also lends itself well as it can be configured to be played on a home entertainment system rather than a computer. Some large book projects may be better suited to USB or memory cards – depending on your audience.

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This section is drawn from
http://www.gregathcompany.com/publish/electronic/media.html

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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This section is drawn from
http://www.gregathcompany.com/publish/design/insertitems.html

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

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

Add additional material to a book with an electronic assist:

Hybrid books combine traditional printed books with additional electronic media. Have lots of stuff you wish to include? Instead of producing multiple discs to bind into a book, consider attaching a USB drive to a bookmark ribbon: this can be sewn into hard cover books.

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