March 2017 E-Zine Monday, Feb 27 2017 

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Perfect (*adhesive, *notch, *wrap around cover) Binding/Bound: Soft type binding type that secures pages and cover together with glue at the spine (square backed). Stereotype paperback – think telephone directory or paperback novel.  Click here for information web page.

pH Balanced Paper (see Acid Free): Our standard book paper: Chemically neutral paper with a pH of 7.0-10.  See Also Archival webpage.

Terms marked with an asterisk (*) are not generally used in our office.

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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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If already paying for color, use of color watermarks on an otherwise black and white page can add “pep” and dimension.

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This section is drawn from
http://www.gregathcompany.com/service/printing/watermark.html
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Book Manufacturing Concepts
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Did you know a digital watermark could be described as traditional ghosting of images? A well planned execution can produce much finer detail to much greater effect than many professional ghosting projects of yesteryear.

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Marketing advice
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Even in today’s world, print has still proven the most effective channel for sales – even when promoting electronic editions. Free PR promotion in publications (newspapers, newsletters, bulletins, circulars, boutique papers and magazines) may need follow up – the days of “if you write it they will print it” are, for the most part, long gone. In addition to brainstorming what publications to send them (alumni, your hometown, subject town[s], industry specific, church, organization, or other special interest), be sure to include all contact information (including electronic) in your cover letter.

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This section is drawn from
http://www.gregathcompany.com/service/marketing
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Genealogy ideas
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A taxing question: Are tax records standardized? No – different places and times produce different records. A quick listing of a few include: poll or head, quit-rent, income, real property (land), personal property. Documents may record these separately or in combination and the quantity of data varies as well.

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Computer aid!?!
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While there may be an app for so many things, what happens if there isn’t? For instance, one of our staffers has a Yahoo mail account and a Windows tablet. Yahoo has a seamless Android app, but there are security issues with the Windows system. Don’t get too caught up in needing an app for everything: Hopefully your appliance has enough memory, it can handle the traditional websites one might be used to visiting on a desktop or laptop.

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June E-Magazine Thursday, Jun 2 2016 

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Library Binding Institute (LBI): The main trade associating representing the binding industry. They collaborated with the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) to produce the American National Standard fro library binding.

Line Spacing: Actual space between lines of text characters on a page.  The standard computer default of “single” can be “squeezed” or “expanded” as space allows.

Terms marked with an asterisk (*) are not generally used in our office.

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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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Here are what are considered standard industry terms with approximate heights:

Double elephant folio 50″
Atlas folio 25″
Elephant folio 23″
F = folio 15″ (coffee table book)
Q = quarto (4to) 12″ (telephone book)
O = octavo (8vo) 9″ (standard hardcover)
D = duodecimo (12mo) 7″ (standard paperback)
S = sixteenmo (16mo) 6″
T = twentyfourmo (24mo) 5″
thirtytwomo (32mo) 5″
fortyeightmo (48mo) 4″
sixtyfourmo (64mo) 3″

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http://www.gregathcompany.com/publish/design/size.html
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Book Manufacturing Concepts
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Benefits of our POD Publishing Offerings

  • True 600 dpi digital reproduction for high quality books.
  • Basic promotional pieces are easily designed, produced, and mailed as specified.

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http://www.gregathcompany.com/publish/pod
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Marketing advice
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The same people claiming direct mail doesn’t net enough return also claim print is dead. Don’t discount direct mailing for promotion. Some content ideas include:

  • Offer free information that is of service to buyers (tips, tricks, hacks, advice, etc.)
  • Invite them personally to an event or to take advantage of your services
  • Further promotion: think of things you can do for your customers!

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This section is drawn from
http://www.gregathcompany.com/service/shipping/businessmailuses.html
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Genealogy ideas
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The Online Catalog for the California State Archives

Online access to summary descriptions of the vast documentary treasures maintained by the California State Archives. A division of the Office of the Secretary of State, the California State Archives is responsible for the management and preservation of state government records. Within the more than 300 million items in its collections are documents from the state’s first constitutional convention in 1849, land grant records of the Spanish and Mexican eras, campaign contribution statements, State Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal case files, legislative committee files, original laws, papers of many of the state’s leading politicians, and large collections of photographs, maps, drawings, and audio/visual materials.

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Computer aid!?!
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Trying to locate something using an old bookmark/favorite that is no longer there? One of many options to try is the Wayback Machine at Archive.org. Currently in a handy search box at the top of the page, it searches previous versions of a lot of the internet. It’s not comprehensive, but is a user friendly way to “recover” material that has gone “missing.

August 2015 Magazine – Genealogy Monday, Aug 17 2015 

Over 16 million Virginia Vital Records are now accessible online through Ancestry – though some are still “closed” due to privacy. When no access to Ancestry is available, visit www.vdh.state.va.us/vital_records/  for an index of what is available.

July 2015 Magazine – Genealogy Thursday, Jul 2 2015 

Do you make use of Google Scholar? Try out the database it was inspired by: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/index;jsessionid=7B3491E8104BB7B80C9236B19C23FCEB

June 2015 Magazine – Genealogy & Computer Saturday, Jun 6 2015 

Did you know the Arkansas Genealogical Society has free, proprietary database information in PDF online at http://agsgenealogy.org/databases/default.html?

February, 2015 Magazine – Genealogy Monday, Feb 2 2015 

As Google continues to drop and abandon services that have proven useful for the genealogist, don’t overlook Digital Archive as a possible new source: http://www.archive.org

January 2015 Magazine – Genealogy Friday, Jan 9 2015 

Have you checked Google Books to see if there is any free material that can help with your research? Sure, they’d like to sell you a copy, but you might be surprised how much free text you might use is available.
books.google.com

Electronic Magazine – September 2014 v13#9: Genealogy Friday, Sep 5 2014 

Did you know about this free resource?

Original Databases UK – www.originaldatabases.co.uk

Over 169,000 entries, including:

# over 66,000 parish mag. entries from 94 locations (in GHD Database);
# 2,352 Family Bible entries (in GHD Database);
# over 16,000 Monumental Inscription entries (in PMID Database).

Access permanently free.  (Only images/transcriptions are chargeable.)

Electronic Magazine – August, 2014, v13#8: Genealogy Monday, Aug 11 2014 

When searching alternate census to the “standard” Federal, don’t forget to check out mortality.

Electronic Magazine – June 2014, V13#6: Genealogy Monday, Jun 2 2014 

Visit http://www.30thinfantry.org and click on roster for a great new resource. Not previously available, Frank W. towers and Jim West have compiled a comprehensive, all-inclusive World War II roster for the 40th Division. The combat records were destroyed in a 1973 fire. A living document, corrections or changes should be sent to Frank W. Towers. The above website contains lots of other great data.

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