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.

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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.

E-Magazine Volume 12 Issue 6: Design Thursday, Jun 6 2013 

Ribbons can be sewn into hard cover books easily. Because of the extra handling however, they are not always considered economical. Basic prices average $3.00-5.00 per book

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This section is drawn from http://www.gregathcompany.com/binding/hb/special#ribbon

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

Not all soft bindings are created equal. Know the standard options of the publisher. If the standard offerings don’ already do so, can they include elements that you are interested in? This should be a factor in choosing your publisher/binder.

April 2009, V8#4: Design Monday, Apr 6 2009 

There is no “silver bullet” for proper publication design or format. However, there are some very basic rules to get you ready to go:

Some basic ideas to make your publication special (some ideas for Hardbound {HB} or Sofbound {SB} only)

  • Use colored paper (to match cover) as section dividers.

  • Use clipart or stock photography to liven up pages where you don’t have personal items.

  • Do add other things besides text.

  • Place information you might otherwise place on the endpapers (HB) or inside of cover (SB) as the frontice piece and the last printed page in the book for economy.

  • Add a CD or DVD of extra material – even color photos for printed b/w in book.

  • HB: Match your end papers to the cover (main) color.

  • HB: Use custom printed end sheets (end papers).

  • HB: If offered, use stock pre-printed end papers such as marbleized, etc.

  • HB: Consider dust jackets versus color covers.

  • SB: Print on the inside of the cover.

  • Post Publication: Hand number (or stamp) each book.

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

March 2006, V5#3: Production Thursday, Jan 29 2009 

There are those who like the ascetic look of a finished side stitch (tape and staple) book.  For those, we now also offer, upon request, the fastback cloth tape method to eliminate the acidity/rust factor of the wire stitch through the years.

February 2006, V5#2: Production Thursday, Jan 29 2009 

Among the various types of soft bindings, material placed in a three ring binder is considered softbound. Some might consider it hard binding however, due to it’s low durability, it is generally considered soft binding.

September 2005, V4#9: Design Thursday, Jan 29 2009 

Splitting binding types for economy: Final book publishing costs can be reduced by the types of bindings that are chosen.  While a full project of hardbound books (standard, deluxe, or color) may not be affordable, a publishing of softbound books are.  Depending on the project, it may be possible to hard bind a few of these special to accommodate special paid pre-orders, special gift and family books, collector editions, etc.  By printing the text blocks at the same time, offset orders even saves on printing, versus publishing a hand full of hardbound books separately.

May 2005, V4#5: Design Wednesday, Jan 28 2009 

Too many choices to decide?  Consider choosing a color (scheme) that matches a favorite color, allow the publisher to select something, or take the color (scheme) from family crest or tartan.

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This section is drawn from information online at http://www.gregathcompany.com/bindings.html

January 2005, V4#1: Production Wednesday, Jan 28 2009 

Binding: A new standard soft binding possibility, especially with small quantities is the Fastback cloth tape method which is a bridge between tape and staple and perfect binding:  The block of the book is glued like it would be for a perfect binding with front and back covers attached.  Then to cover the glued edges and for further reinforcement a strip of cloth binding tape is used for the spine. 

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This section is drawn from information online at http://www.gregathcompany.com/sb/index.html

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