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Gregath Company e-zine 
Volume 16, Number 5
May, 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
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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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Plates: In printing, a plate is made from the original manuscript page. The plate is then used on the offset press to re-produce the page. In binding, a plate is made of any artwork for embossing (stamping) covers, See Cover Plate.

POD: abbreviation - See Print on Demand

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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When making choices on how to put any direct mailing out, it may be a good idea to be sure valid address are delivered. If you are mailing something of regional interest, address the piece to your intended target or current resident (Ima Bookbuyer or current resident): This works with any class of mail. This way, your postage will be used to get your item into the hands of a potential book buyer - however if you've used an address USPS doesn't deliver to, first class items will still be returned to sender. If you are unsure of your mailing list, or don't think whoever lives in a particular house is a potential sale - allow your first class postage to return undeliverable mail to you so you won't use it again - and can try further to find that potential book buyer. Don't expect to get any returns with standard/marketing mail - the reduced mailing rate doesn't include return to sender.

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This section is drawn from
http://www.gregathcompany.com/service/marketing/tools.html
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Book Manufacturing Concepts
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If economy is a factor in publishing, be sure to look at the cost difference between a few books and more books: The overall bill on more books will be more, but the cost per book sometimes drastically reduces with size of publishing. If in doubt, include in your quote request a economical quantity suggestion based on initial quantity interest. Most people wouldn't be publishing if they didn't feel they could sell the work.

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Marketing advice
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Check into available grants to fund publishing:

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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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The Hawaii State Archives has sizable information available online: http://ags.hawaii.gov/archives/ .This includes some Chinese passenger manifests, land, tax, vital statistics, WWI service, probate, etc. Visit the site for full details.

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Have a tip?
  e-mail us
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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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