October 2012 E-Zine (V11#10): Genealogy Thursday, Nov 1 2012 

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October 2012 E-Zine (V11#10): Define Thursday, Nov 1 2012 

Notch/Notching (may be used in perfect binding): Parallel grooves cut into the spine perpendicular to the binding edge. The depth and the distance between the grooves can be adjusted to suit the size and weight of the text block. Notching (vs. not notching) increases the amount of surface area on the spine that comes in contact with the adhesive and increases the strength of some type bindings.

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For other writing, printing, publishing, marketing lingo, check our glossaries at http://www.gregathcompany.com/gloss.html and
http://www.gregathcompany.com/glosswrite.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!

Free or Reduced Color pages with your publishing – limited time Monday, Apr 30 2012 

Publishing 100 or more this spring? How about 2 free color pages (restrictions apply) in your book?

Publishing fewer this spring? How about 2 color page (restrictions apply) for the price of black printing in your book?

Visit our website for the details!

February 2012 E-Zine (V11#2): Production Monday, Feb 20 2012 

The normal procedure for general manuscript preparation services through Gregath is as follows:

  1. Material arrives with instructions and retainer at GCI

  2. Instructions are followed to produce manuscript pages or sections

  3. GCI produced material is sent to author for proof reading, correction, additions, etc. – generally in small batches, unless otherwise instructed (format varies)

  4. Proofed material is then returned to us, in order that any changes can be made These annotated pages can be considered approved by the author.

  5. If any errors were made at Gregath, these are corrected free of charge.

  6. Should the author alter the work, GCI will make all authorized changes though there is an additional fee for rewriting.

  7. Additional digital author return/approval may be made at this time for no additional charge, or further steps as deemed necessary by customer or publisher. (return to step 3 and repeat)

  8. Finalized work and payment completed – material delivered in requested format, or used for publication.

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This section is drawn from
http://www.gregathcompany.com/manuscript

Free Seminar this September – Save the Date & Share! Wednesday, Dec 7 2011 

The 2012 Gregath Family History Seminar will be held Saturday, September 22, 2012 at the Baxter Springs History Center and Museum in Baxter Springs, Kansas. There is no charge to attend the lectures and no registration necessary.
More information and updates can be found at http://www.gregathcompany.com/workshop/2012
 
The national genealogy speakers on staff at the Gregath Company, Incorporated would like to help you be a successful family researcher.  In this economy, many researchers are forgoing attending these types of events because they feel the cost of attendance is too high. While the information you gain and networking available pays dividends far into the future, Gregath Company understands this way of thinking. We hope a day of free seminars and face to face networking will enrich everyone’s lives and researching skills.

December 2011 E-Zine (V10#12): Production Wednesday, Nov 30 2011 

Collaboration may need file exchanges. Online is the fastest, but email attachments can be a problem. Some online file exchange services include:
www.yousendit.com – free or paid services
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This section is drawn from
http://www.gregathcompany.com/publish/groups.htm

August 2009, V8#8: Define Wednesday, Aug 5 2009 

Hard binding spotlight #1

Mt. Zion, GA: Deluxe bindingHardbound (hard back, hard cover): Books that are Library Oversewn and covered with the binding material of your choice, over .98 binding boards.  Click here for more information.

  • Standard Buckram Hardbinding: see above – binding material is buckram with a free spine imprint and free single line front cover imprint – usually gold foil. Click here for more information.

  • Full Color Illustrated:  see above – 4-color imprinted laminated paper – free cover layout. Click here for more information.

  • Deluxe/Executive Hardbinding: see above – binding material is usually Lexitone with free spine imprint including bars and free custom (no larger than 6×9″) front imprint – variety of inks & foils available. Click here for more information.

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For other writing, printing, publishing, marketing lingo, check our glossaries at http://www.gregathcompany.com/gloss.html and
http://www.gregathcompany.com/glosswrite.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 2009, V8#8: Computers Wednesday, Aug 5 2009 

With group (publishing), unless you can get together at “the drop of a hat”, your group may find itself in need of a way to share files over the internet. The easiest way to do that is pick a format you all use and send email attachments. However, many people prefer to add another layer of anti-virus protection to this. Rather than basically computer to computer (email), computer to third party area where it can be scanned before downloading into computer. Basic needs can be fulfilled by having an electronic group online, like through Yahoo or Google. However, if more space is needed, here are a few suggestions:

  • www.box.net – free or paid services

  • www.drop.io – this is great because you can set the files to expire when they are loaded. When they expire, they are deleted from the internet.

  • Microsoft SharePoint – Robust paid service

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This section is drawn from
http://www.gregathcompany.com/publish/groups.htm

Change in publishing ISBN fees Monday, Apr 27 2009 

Spring shift in publishing prices: Where we once charged a $45.00 to us a Gregath ISBN, we have split the fee and service:

Using Gregath ISBN – $20.00

Generate ISBN Barcode for use on publication (Gregath or other) – $20.00

November 2006, V5 #11: Genealogy Friday, Mar 20 2009 

Check with your local library, even if they don’t have a large genealogy section, to see what online services they offer. Don’t stop with your hometown library! Check other libraries that neighbor your “home” library’s service area. Not all library’s are aware of what other near by library’s offer. It may be worth a trip to get a library card for the services the offer from their website that you can take advantage from your home computer.

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