Hard Cover Publishing Package Price Reductions Tuesday, Feb 3 2015 

If you missed the hard cover publication sale for our package pricing, have we got a deal for you. It’s not quite as good as the sale price, but we have been able to lower all of our hard cover package pricing. Visit our website for current details.

http://www.gregathcompany.com/publish/package/HB

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Newest Soft Cover Publishing Package Wednesday, Jul 31 2013 

Take our expanding family of publishing packages as a good starting point, or use them as is! The newest package available is our Soft Cover Mini-Mailer. It covers 8.5×11″ books and smaller of no more than 200 pages, digital manuscript preparation, soft cover graphic art design, publishing, 50 mailing boxes (or 100 priority mail boxes with $30.00 credit), promotional flyers and more. Visit the package page for more details.

Hardbinding services increase Wednesday, Feb 13 2013 

General hardbinding service prices have increased, and we fear they will do so again fairly soon.

Good news is the oversized fee has been slashed from 60 cents per book to 25 cents.

Remember that information found on this site is not a binding quote, but actual quotes are good for 30 days after issue.

Catalog Updates Monday, Mar 9 2009 

Catalog upgrades include shopping cart links for most scrapbook and coloring books. Some titles increased in price, including assorted coloring books, Kentucky, North Carolina and Tennessee books. Easter Egg Sale: As the shopping cart links get updated, you can still find the old prices on some titles. If you find an old price through online ordering, enjoy it with our complements.

Go to our catalog – click here.

October 2004, V3#10: Design Wednesday, Jan 28 2009 

Overall colors: Even if you don’t have a full color budget, you can consider color on a bigger scale.  What colors of cover are offered and what colors of imprint are included in the base price?  What colors of end sheets and text paper can be used economically? A brown suede-look book might really be enhanced with cream text and end papers.  Then, to use gold or bronze foil or even cream ink?

Red foil on carmel suede finish.

Red foil on carmel suede finish.

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

July 2004, V3#7: Marketing Tuesday, Jan 27 2009 

Keeping in mind shipping costs while setting a book’s price, many choose to send their mailings USPS Media Mail.  As with any class of mail, this one has some rules you may not be aware of.  One of which is that no billing invoice or advertisement may be placed in the box.  As always when sending through the post office, packing slip/inventory with arrival address is still encouraged.

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

When figuring pricing, remember shipping material costs.  If you choose to send your books via USPS Priority mail, you can order your boxes and tape free of charge directly from the post office online at http://www.usps.com.  Find the shipping materials area and the boxes, tape you need, the “price” is $0.00.  There are stipulations you’ll need to adhere to that are listed on their site including you must use these items for priority class only.

December 2002, V1#4: Marketing Friday, Jan 9 2009 

Pre-publication price/sale:  If you don’t already know who your target audience is for your book, it’s not to early to start finding out.  Once you know who your audience (potential buyers) are, contact them before your book is back from the publishers.  Extend them the courtesy of a special price (we suggest at least $10 off) if they send you a paid order by the publication date.  We find that giving people around a month works well for postal contacts.  Email and phone contacts wouldn’t need quite as long.  If you decided to go with a wholesale price as discussed last issue, you could offer the same price as pre-publication or a higher one. 

By extending a pre-publication special, you single out customers and make them feel special in addition to helping out in the wallet!  This is especially good for the author who is funding their own publication.  Our company even offers 200 free flyers with any offset printing order to help with this effort.  

September 2005, V4#9: Genealogy Tuesday, Jan 6 2009 

Don’t forget as fuel prices rise and we turn to our computers more and more, to document.  Sometimes there is no substitute for a research trip.  Sometimes volunteers, such as the network at http://www.usgenweb.org can help.

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