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Gregath Publishing e-zine 
Volume 8, Number 4
April, 2009
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 The Gregath Publishing Company 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? - none this month
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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!
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Design Inspiration
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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)

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This section is drawn from
http://www.gregathcompany.com/publish/design
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Book Manufacturing Concepts
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If a formal copyright is desired, visit the Library of Congress Copyright Office website, or write to the Register of Copyright, Library of Congress, 101 Independence AVE SE, Washington, D. C. 20599-6000, requesting a free copy of General Information of Copyright and the necessary application form, with instructions for completion.  They will send you up-to-date copyright information.  If the author doesn't wish to do their own registration, Gregath would be happy to help. For a traditional mailed application, the full service charge is $60.00: includes filling out the form (mailed to you to sign), the actual registration fee, and USPS Priority mailing of the 2 required books to the Library of Congress (production of books not included in this service charge).

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This section is drawn from
http://www.gregathcompany.com/copyright.html
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Marketing advice
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Tear sheets are traditionally printed pages that were wasted in the set up of first rate book printing. Availability was generally limited to waste that was good enough to use in marketing. Tear sheets are actual book pages, and are a great way to allow book buyers to "get a taste" of your work. With digital printing, and the elimination of traditional "make ready" waste, digital tear sheets are generally purpose printed.

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This section is drawn from
http://www.gregathcompany.com/service/TearSheets.html
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Genealogy ideas
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Q. There is a pre-existing work on the subject material I'd like to publish a book for. Is there a way to further the work done in that book, if I don't have a Copyright release?

A. If you are working on new material to complement an original book, your  first step is to try contacting the author or her estate. You can work with them as to how much of the original content you may use in your new book. Even if you don't wish to use any of their original content, establishing a relationship will help spread the word about your project.

 
If unable to obtain Copyright release, your new book should not be presented as an update. However, your new material can fully cross-reference previous works that you don't own. For instance, you add more information on "Sally" and "Jerry", who were children  in the original work. They both have families of their own now and Jerry has a new grandbaby. All this factual information can be included in your new book - just no "stories" as printed in the original book. You would then make a note that these two were listed on page XX in The book. Your new material can reference many previous works in this way.

Visit our Copyright web page or the Library of Congress for more information on Copyright.

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This section is drawn from
http://www.gregathcompany.com/FAQ\manuscript.html
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Have a tip? 
e-mail us
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Computer aid!?! - none this month
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About this e-zine
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