Current Publishing Bonus Offer Thursday, May 22 2014 

Free drop-shipping service (order fulfillment/pick and pack/blast shipment) for all orders at time of publication

Through November 24, 2014 only:USPSPriorityBox

You pay only the actual cost for mailing USPS Priority – all handling and all mailing material (tape/label, etc.) at no charge. You provide the order information electronically (Word, Excel, in-text email, etc.), we’ll pack the individual orders into the appropriate packaging that cost the least Priority postage safely possible, then take them to the post office. Any books above this are then shipped to you (or a single address of your choice). Each order’s tracking will be emailed to you or the end customer at no additional charge and includes up to $50.00 insurance, per package.

Other shipping methods and services vary – may include additional mailing material charges.

To qualify for this special offer, you must do the following:

  • Specifically request this offer with your manuscript/deposit mailing.
  • Send your manuscript, mailing information, and deposit to arrive at the publisher by 11-24-2014.
  • Include the code “Blog listed special” in your letter of instruction.

August, 2013 Electronic Magazine – Marketing Wednesday, Aug 7 2013 

Online USPS priority clients for thin softbound books should consider using USPS flat rate bubble padded envelopes. This saves you further on packaging. This option is only available to online customers at this time.

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

Mailing packages through Priority USPS? Save up to 25% (or more with Regional boxes) by learning their online payment/label print functions “click and print”.

July 2009: V8#7: Marketing Friday, Jul 3 2009 

The USPS now has three different “shoebox” sizes of priority boxes for your convenience. This works extremely well for small format books, as the small box costs less to ship.

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

March 2005, V4#3: Marketing Wednesday, Jan 28 2009 

Marketing is promotion!  To promote a book, good things about the book contents, yourself, your family (if genealogy) or area (if research tool), and history, as well at the physical form the book takes will be pointed out. These are all selling points.  Don’t overlook something that is positive because it wasn’t the main publishing focus.  For instance, archival quality is becoming a much talked about and sought after element in reference book publishing.  Whether this was of high priority for the author personally, it may contribute to sales if it is publicized.

Catalog order S&H Update Tuesday, Jan 20 2009 

 US Post Office increased prices, so we have increased our standard S&H to $10.00 (Priority). Ask about reduced shipping – many times media mail. Reduced shipping is given freely, if asked about.