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Gregath Company e-zine 
Volume 16, Number 4
April, 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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Photo (picture) page(s): Any page that includes a photograph or photographic reproduction in the manuscript. See Also Photos webpage.

Photocopying (Preservation): See preservation photocopying 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 & Book Manufacturing Concepts
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Marketing advice
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While the urge to be polite and couch all marketing requests in neutral language is strong in older people, however today’s marketing strategies may require a bit more: Calls to action are common. That said, balance is good - consider producing a mix of material from “hard sell” to neutral information in your ongoing marketing interaction. You don’t want 100% blunt promotion in all your communication. In the 21st century, avoid using much passive language in promotion as it may encourage potential buyers to set the information aside to deal with later. Save neutral and passive voice for longer format informational pieces such as your manuscript instead of ads, bullets/blurbs, or customer service.

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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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Did you know that many colonial (and newer) newspapers published name lists of people who had letters waiting at the post office? If available to you, never underestimate the information newspapers may contain. If you locate an ancestor with mail at the post office, you’ve placed them in a general location at a specific timeframe and can focus on what other records may be available in that area/time. Even if you don’t find an ancestor, you may locate others who have demonstrated ties with your family. If searching online, consider adding terms such as “mail list”, “dead letter”, “lost mail”, etc.

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Have a tip?
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Computer aid!?!
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Have a tip?
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About this e-zine
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