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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June 2015 Magazine – Design Saturday, Jun 6 2015 

Will you make an electronic edition available as well as printed books? Consider your formats in each to decide if one manuscript can be used without modification or by adding functionality to the electronic edition. Sometimes dual manuscripts for dual format editions are best.

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

March, 2015 Magazine – Marketing Wednesday, Mar 4 2015 

Online book content (offered as promotion) can be offered for a limited time (then “removed”) – but beware totally deleting information from online is not as easy as it sounds.

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This section is drawn from
http://www.gregathcompany.com/service/marketing/freeadvertising.html

February, 2015 Magazine – Production Monday, Feb 2 2015 

Electronic books published on removable media format can include memory cards or chips.
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http://www.gregathcompany.com/publish/electronic/media.html

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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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 – December 2014 v13#12: Production Thursday, Dec 11 2014 

General Advantages of Ebooks
Manuscript may be produced that is much more interactive with the reader than traditionally printed books.
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http://www.gregathcompany.com/publish/electronic

Electronic Magazine – October 2014 v13#10: Design Monday, Nov 3 2014 

Consider offering true print on demand (POD) hard copy editions to complement all electronic editions you may publish. Produce a manuscript suitable for production, on the page size of your choice, choose your binding preference(s), and keep a current quotation for single books. Offer POD for all electronic editions based on your cost.

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http://www.gregathcompany.com/publish/electronic

Electronic Magazine – October 2014 v13#10: Production Monday, Nov 3 2014 

Is your electronic book chocked full of color photos and graphics, audio, video, and more? Use the internet to support printed and bound editions: Provide links to color and additional content. This online content may also be used for promotional purposes, and may be placed in public access areas, or restricted areas.

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http://www.gregathcompany.com/publish/electronic/ebook.html

Electronic Magazine – June 2014, V13#6: Design Monday, Jun 2 2014 

Whether you choose to add electronic material to a traditionally printed book, or produce a fully electronic book, think outside the box on what you may wish to include:

  • Think of the value added to the book for signature collectors to have electronic copies of family correspondence.
  • What will family members who are philatelic (stamp) collectors say about scans of handwritten envelopes with stamps and postmarks?
  • Help set the stage of history by including copies of newspaper and other publication items from the family, geographical area, or culture.

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http://www.gregathcompany.com/publish/color

January, 2014 Electronic Magazine – Production Tuesday, May 20 2014 

General Advantages of Ebooks

  • Manuscript may be produced that is much more interactive with the reader than traditionally printed books.

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http://www.gregathcompany.com/publish/electronic

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