December 2012 E-Zine (V11#12): Production Wednesday, Dec 19 2012 

Consider using an archival photo mounting sleeve to place an actual photograph within your book. Today’s options can be easy to use and self-adhesive. Dedication to a special individual? Give your book buyers a special keepsake by placing a real picture within their book. This can “upgrade” a book by placing the photo and sleeve over a printed photo. Just one of many things that can go into producing a deluxe or keepsake edition. A lower lifetime idea would be to place on the book cover.

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http://www.gregathcompany.com/publish/design/insertitems.html

July 2006, V5#7: Design Tuesday, Feb 24 2009 

Some interesting items we has seen go into genealogy and family history books include: WWII Ration book and what was left of the family stamps, photos of boot camp (including the bugler), military unit photos, listing of cemeteries (and locations) in the book, advertisements from family business, Railroad Card, etc.  Anything that someone may have (or currently do today) kept in/for a scrapbook should be considered.

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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