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Gregath Company e-zine 
Volume 16, Number 10
October, 2017
Helping writers, genealogists and computer users of all kinds
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Please note that while an effort to generalize much of this text has been made, some references to "we, our, etc." still occur and much of the information provided applies to Gregath Company, Inc. and may not with other printer/publishers.  ALWAYS double check with your printer/publisher on every detail.

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Table of Contents
You may click on each department below to go directly to that article.  At the end of each article (if supported) is a link back to this contents.

What's It Mean?
Design Inspiration
Book Manufacturing Concepts
Marketing Advice
Genealogy Ideas
Computer Help

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What’s It Mean? A-Z
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Raw Material: Term used to identify different formats of information such as handwritten material, posters, bills of sale, certificates and documents, typed pages, etc. that are to be used in preparing a camera ready manuscript.

Relative Humidity: Ratio of water vapor in the air to the amount present at the same temperature if the atmosphere were fully saturated. This effects durability and permanence.

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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Quite often folks labor under the misconception that a smaller sized book is less expensive. Others feel that they save money by extending margins and page length. More often than not, the end result is not what was anticipated. There are several format sizes available and there are pros and cons for all of them. In the final analysis - manuscript preparation to finished book - the 8½x11 inch format (with 1" margins*) has proven the best balance between cost effective and visually appealing. It allows more impression area for text, photos, documents and artwork, in a book that is relatively easy to handle and fits nicely on the library shelf. This may be altered somewhat based on the binding type, thickness of the book, and author's taste.

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This section is drawn from
http://www.gregathcompany.com/info/tips/crdprep.html
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Book Manufacturing Concepts
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It may be surprising what there is to learn by verifying what words in a conversation mean. This is why we maintain both a publishing and writing glossary areas online and it's the first section in our electronic magazine.

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Marketing advice
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Is the spirit willing, but the budget weak for publishing? Check into available grants and/or solicit local underwriter/sponsors:

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This section is drawn from
http://www.gregathcompany.com/publish/groups/index.htm
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Genealogy ideas
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Are you preserving your genealogy work? Preservation oftentimes means more than one method of sharing the work. Don't assume if you "write the book" and publish a few copies that it will survive for postarity.

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Have a tip?
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Computer aid!?!
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Did you realize that you can still purchase single and group licenses for the Microsoft Office software? Microsoft seems to be promoting their online Office "software", but they've not quit making stand alone programs.

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Have a tip?
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About this e-zine
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