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

With GCI new base set-up fee of $25.00, don’t forget that one easy way to reduce the cost per book is to order more books. If you publish 25 books, the set-up cost adds $1 per book, if you order 250 books the per book share of the set up fee is only a dime ($.10). While the set up fee is a flat rate, it divides into the quantity for a per book share. Additionally, as your publishing gets larger, you’ll save on printing and binding as bulk discounts are realized.

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

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

It may seem like USPS is forever changing their rates. However, they are bound by US law not to increase more than consumer inflation (average across increases) without special permission. This means that rather than getting infrequent large prices increases, there seems to be annual moderate ones instead. Other carriers are not bound by this law. This makes choosing USPS a more stable long range sales cost/fee.

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

Change in publishing ISBN fees Monday, Apr 27 2009 

Spring shift in publishing prices: Where we once charged a $45.00 to us a Gregath ISBN, we have split the fee and service:

Using Gregath ISBN – $20.00

Generate ISBN Barcode for use on publication (Gregath or other) – $20.00

Publishing Prices Update Monday, Feb 23 2009 

    Small run publishing fees have had the following changes:

    • Manuscript check has changed from a flat $10.00 to $20.00 for up to 300 pages. Spot checking is still available at $10.00.
    • For full color bindings, we are instigating a design deposit. If a camera ready file doesn’t need any work during production, it will be applied toward the balance or refunded. If adjustments are necessary, the deposit will be used.

    • For ultra-small run soft bindings (less than 100), a setup fee may apply. This used to be $125.00. we are pleased to announce that most will now only be $75.00. If we can group projects, we will do so and return the fee to you.

June 2005, V4#6: Design Wednesday, Jan 28 2009 

Sometimes, the choice of index format is governed by economics of a printed book.  We suggest that an index format is used that the author would like to see in a reference book.  Regardless of one’s ultimate choice of index format, it is sometimes tempting to disregard – even a completed index – to save the cost of printing the extra pages.  With the strong growth of personal computers in the home, a suggestion is placing that 50 pages (not uncommon for a large book) of index on CD to include in all book sales.  Offer a print out upon request for a print out fee – this can be staple bound, 3-hole punched, etc.

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This section is drawn from information online at http://www.gregathcompany.com/indexing.html

Gregath ISBN Update Tuesday, Jan 20 2009 

 As always, we suggest you obtain and use your own ISBN. However, if you prefer to use one of the Gregath ISBN, the fee is now $40.00, per number.

July 2008, V7#7: Genealogy Wednesday, Jan 7 2009 

If you haven’t looked into www.footnote.com yet, take a look. They have lots of plans and are growing all the time. Some things you can see for free, others are subscription.

December 2007, V6#12: Genealogy Wednesday, Jan 7 2009 

Two UK Newspapers Now Available Online

The “Guardian,” a famous UK newspaper, and the “Observer,” the world’s
first Sunday newspaper, are going digital.

So far, issues of the “Guardian” from 1821-1975 and the “Observer”
from 1900-1975 are available. In early 2008, both of the newspapers
will be online in their entirety (from 1821 for the former and 1791
for the latter). Both newspapers are searchable. Searching is free,
but you must buy a timed access pass to view entire articles.

Visit the “Guardian” website for more information:
http://archive.guardian.co.uk/Default/Skins/DigitalArchive/Client.asp?Skin=DigitalArchive&enter=true&AW=1194298449025&AppName=2

Previously published in RootsWeb Review: 7 November 2007, Vol. 10, No. 45

Retreat on the Lake Update – Schedule and Registration Monday, Jan 5 2009 

 Retreat on the Lake 2009 has more topics and speakers set. Visit for more information – http://www.gregathcompany.com/workshop/2009. The first money saving deadline has passed. The full registration cost is now $180.00 (available only through July 15 before the cost rises further).