October, 2013 Electronic Magazine – Design and Production Tuesday, Oct 8 2013 

If the original work, for reprint, needs updating and it is preferred that new material be included within the original work, the copyright release being sought should indicate updating is expected or acceptable. Once the groundwork has been laid, decisions as to whether to insert new pages, leaving original pages untouched (except perhaps for renumbering), or updating an electronic copy should be made. Even if open ended, unlimited  copyright release is given, it is never recommended original material be altered – much like cropping a photo for publication should not involve scissors on the original photo or negative. Technology has advanced sufficiently that original material never need be destroyed.

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Full September, 2013 Electronic Magazine Tuesday, Oct 8 2013 

What’s It Mean? A-Z
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Bar code: Symbol capable of being read by an optical scanner. Generally placed on back cover providing specific information about item.

Binding: Folded sheets (signatures) or single leaves (pages) secured on one edge (spine) and protected by a cover.

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For other writing, printing, publishing, marketing lingo, check our glossaries at
http://www.gregathcomany.com/info/dictionary and
http://www.gregathcompany.com/info/dictionary/writers.html

Run across a word that you don’t understand?  Try us – email us your word, term or phrase and we will see if we can shed some light on the matter!
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Design Inspiration
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Placing your eBook in a keeper case, usually used for DVDs, gives you an outer cover, as well as a space inside for a small booklet.

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Book Manufacturing Concepts
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Some things you may consider when seeking permission to reprint:

  • Copyright release can be anything from “sure, please keep this work in print and do whatever you want to with it” to very specific like “you may print 15 copies, with the attached disclaimer, but otherwise unchanged in hard cover with this publisher, at one time in the next six months, not to be used for profit”. Copyright release may require compensation in exchange for the release.

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Marketing advice – variable data
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Microsoft Office users may be comfortable using mail merge to personalize each and every mail piece. If not, with a little bit of effort, learning the tricks can pay dividends. Instead of a general form letter/card – each one can be personalized. The days of hand addressing or running labels you have to stick down can be a thing of the past as well. Mail merge everything into a PDF to be sure it all prints exactly the way you envision (no additional charge) or send along your Excel spreadsheet or Access database with your camera ready mail merge file for a small service fee.

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Genealogy ideas
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You might be surprised what you can find useful in free federal publications: http://publications.usa.gov/USAPubs.php?NavCode=K

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Computer aid!?!
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Have you jumped on the social networking bandwagon, but don’t think it’s worth the time? Consider choosing 1 social networking platform and take the time to learn how to really use it. Then, don’t over use it. If you begin to see results, you may choose to grow into another platform, etc. but just having a user account won’t do much good unless you make it work for you.

August, 2013 Electronic Magazine – What does it Mean? A-Z Wednesday, Aug 7 2013 

*Backbone (see spine): Center edge of a book perpendicular to and between its covers.

*Backing up: Printing a sheet after one side has already been printed.

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For other writing, printing, publishing, marketing lingo, check our glossaries at
http://www.gregathcomany.com/info/dictionary and
http://www.gregathcompany.com/info/dictionary/writers.html

Run across a word that you don’t understand?  Try us – email us your word, term or phrase and we will see if we can shed some light on the matter!

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

Some things you may consider when seeking permission to reprint:

  • Permission should be obtained in writing – perhaps even notarized of with a second family/estate signature. This can be difficult with people accustomed to corresponding by phone and email only, but sometimes sending a follow up sheet with SASE for “sign and return’ helps. Remember, protect those who reprint and  their decedents from whoever the Copyright holder may become, before it expires.
  • If the Copyright holder insists on having a document produced by a legal professional, know who will be paying for that service. If those seeking permission pay, that needs to be added to the total expense for reprint – thus all buyers share in the expense. Traditionally though, if you feel you need a costly service, you should pay for it. That said, never discourage legal work as this is a legal situation that impacts those beyond the currently living – better safe than sorry.

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Pryor and Reed family book new reprints Tuesday, Jul 2 2013 

We are excited to have been able to work with John H. Cunningham III to bring two of his family books back into print. They will be shortly ready to ship and available in soft cover and CD:

The American Pioneers: the History of John Raleigh Pryor and Iva Beatrice Barnhart Pryor, with Histories of Allied Families, by John H. Cunningham III, 1989, 2013 reprint. 470 pages, 8.5×11″, softbound book. R3813-$40.00

The American Pioneers: the History of John Raleigh Pryor and Iva Beatrice Barnhart Pryor, with Histories of Allied Families, by John H. Cunningham III, 1989, 2013 electronic edition. 470 pages, 8.5×11″, CD-PDF. ER3813-$30.00

The Descendants of Amos C. Reed and Jemima Kennard with Histories and Genealogies of Allied Families, by John H. Cunningham III, 1992, 2013 reprint. 230 pages, 8.5×11″, softbound book. R3814-$28.00

The Descendants of Amos C. Reed and Jemima Kennard with Histories and Genealogies of Allied Families, by John H. Cunningham III, 1992, 2013 electronic edition. 230 pages, 8.5×11″, CD-PDF. ER3814-$25.00

The soft cover editions are also available for pre-publication paid orders at a slight discount: Order before August 1, 2013 and get $5 off Pryor retail soft cover and $4 off Reed retail soft cover.

Pre-Publication Sales Pricing on Lincks Reprint Thursday, Dec 8 2011 

Today a new reprint is announced:
Lincks’ Trunk and Branches, 1795-1985 Second Edition, by George Lincks, 2012 Reprint. 196 pages, 8.5×11″, softbound book, indexed, contains photo section, ISBN 978-1-936091-19-5. R3812-$35.00 – Retail
 
Order before January 1, 2012 for only $25.00 each – includes USPS Priority S&H ($11.00 Value)
 
Don’t forget about our Pre-Christmas Sale either – http://www.gregathcompany.com/catalog/sale.html
 
Brief Ordering Information:

By PayPal: Send us a request of what you wish to order and what email address to use. We will send you a direct billing via email/PayPal.

By Mail: Send full payment with order to Gregath Company, Inc., Box 505, Wyandotte, OK 74370. If wishing to order with funds not originating in the United States, an additional handling fee will be accessed. Please contact us for details. 

Cave Spring Henrys Book Reprint Now Available Tuesday, Feb 17 2009 

Reprint News: The Cave Spring Henrys, by Benita Shields, original 1994, reprint 2009. 6.5×9.5″, color hardbound book, 362 pages, indexed, includes coats of arms, photos, documents and artwork. R246-$51.00 Now In Stock!!