E-Magazine Volume 12 Issue 3: Design Tuesday, Mar 5 2013 

Top reasons to publish electronically by disk:

  1. Accessible without internet connection.

  2. More easily definable and traceable sold “copy” then pure electronic file.

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

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November 2006, V5 #11: Production Friday, Mar 20 2009 

Hybrids Continued:  Disks can be placed in envelopes or slim-line jewel cases to be delivered (or shrink wrapped) with printed books, or spindles may be attached to the end sheets to secure a CD in a hybrid book. Content ideas for this include:

  • Containing GEDCOM files (alone, or in addition to other formats) so readers can update and add information in a variety of genealogy programs including Family Tree Maker

E-books fitting this have also been known to be sold as a stand alone book or even as an “add on” price to the standard book retail.

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

August 2006, V5 #8: Production Friday, Mar 20 2009 

Add to your printed book for pennies

Regardless of your final disk/internet format and file type, E-books are now being marketed as not only a stand alone body of work, but also published in conjunction with a printed and bound (paper) book as a further service to the reader/buyer.

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

March 2009, V8#3: Production Monday, Mar 2 2009 

If sending file(s) online, contact us for full information – do not send by email.
The basic process is to  contact us for login information, then log into www.box.net using the information we will provide you. Next, you will double click open the file folder designated for you and then follow the upload directions on the screen. The final step is to email us explaining the upload is complete and how you are handling payment.

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

March 2009, V8#3: Define Monday, Mar 2 2009 

Camera-Ready Digital File (Manuscript): A digital file or files, stored on the internet or removable media, that contains Camera Ready Manuscript to be printed.

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For other writing, printing, publishing, marketing lingo, check our glossaries at http://www.gregathcompany.com/gloss.html and
http://www.gregathcompany.com/glosswrite.html

Now accepting digital manuscripts online Tuesday, Feb 24 2009 

As we continue to improve our services, we are pleased to announce that we can now accept and share digital files online – at no additional charge. We continue to discard email attachments, but we have arranged for a SkyBox where digital manuscripts and cover art files can be uploaded and allow customers to download full resolution files for viewing.

April 2004, V3#4: Production Tuesday, Jan 27 2009 

Mixed Media Books: Authors who have opted for a traditionally printed book should not overlook the possibility of including additional material on CD with their books.  This can be done totally separately or with an envelope (or spindle) affixed to the book itself (generally inside the back cover).  The author can include files of anything that was “cut” from the book, more reference, further stories & details, links to favorite places, artwork, GEDCOM, etc.

November 2003, V2#11: Production Saturday, Jan 17 2009 

Digital/POD

Once the digital manuscript has cleared pre-press it is ready for production.  The file or files are sent to the digital machine directly from the front office computers.  The book block is printed out already collated.  Depending on the size of the book and publication quantity, the digital files may be printed out in smaller page sequences and hand collated in preparation for binding.  Additionally, special items such as 4-color, slick inserts and card dividers are added by hand as well – as required.

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.

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