Genealogists Amatuer and Professional Can
Publish PDF Genealogy Books Electronically & Affordably!!
LD Pierce Services provides the genealogist with the capability To publish your genealogy in PDF Electronic format. We use a GEDCOM or FTW file which your provide to us, then we use an Electronic Publishing method which produces very high quality output including top quality images of photos and documents. Other document file formats are accepted-call for more info. A secondary hardback or softback version can be printed simply and inexpensively if desired.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
PDF electronic book
publishing by LD Pierce is a service for genealogists to enable them to publish the
results of their genealogy research simply and inexpensively. Most genealogists would like
to be able to share their research with family members, other researchers, and libraries.
Working from a GEDCOM file provided by the genealogist, LD Pierce uses state-of-the-art
software to produce beautiful,
Electronic PDF books in National Genealogical Society Quarterly Modified Register Format,
complete with full name index, ready for your relatives, co-researchers, libraries,
and customers to print on their own printer at their home or office. Or they can download
the book and just read it onscreen and no need to print it since it works just like a
book.. In other words, this process converts a GEDCOM file to a Electronic PDF copy of the book.
Using a GEDCOM as input, we produce output to a MSWord 97, Quark Express, or Pagemaker file in a variety of formats. This output file is then edited to include necessary introduction, preface, and headers for the book. The software automatically produces a complete full name index at the back of the book. We then print the book using an electronic printing process which allows us to produce the electronic document.. Printing an electronic document helps minimize the initial cash outlay required. The procedure is much more complicated if you have an existing out of print book, which is not inputted into a computer genealogy program. Call or Write for information about this conversion. If normal publishing methods are used, the genealogist must decide in advance how many copies of the book is to be printed. If 50 books are published in this manner, the genealogist incurs an initial cost of approximately $1,500 (50 copies times $30 per typical copy cost). Electronic PDF , publishing enables the genealogist to minimize the initial cost of publishing, plus allows immediate distribution via internet download. The books can be purchased with mastercard or visa in a secure transaction environment. The books can be purchased and downloaded and ready to read and enjoy in 20 minutes!!
Here are the steps to convert your GEDCOM or FTW file to a Electronic PDF book:
The genealogist can select from a wide variety of formats plus a wide variety of numbering systems. These include: 1. Descendants or Ancestors using the Register System developed by the New England Historic Register System. 2. Descendants or Ancestors using the Modified Register System refined by the National Genealogical Society Quarterly. 3. Descendants by the Henry numbering system. 4. Descendants by Generation 5. Descendants in Sequential Order
Photos or images of original documents can be included for a small additional charge. We will scan the photos and documents and return the originals to you by mail in a few days. Or if you already have scanned images, you can send them to us by E-Mail.
You will be surprised at the low cost of this service. Our initial setup charge is $500. We have a one-time charge of $10 per image to be included in the book. The Electronic Books are then printed the the PDF electronic book format. Additional hard bound quantities of the book can be printed for a cost as small as ten books for 12 cents per page. Thus a 200 page book can be printed for $22 per copy including unlimited photos and documents. Hard or soft binding is available for an additional charge. You will begin making money when your relatives start downloading the Electronic Versions, and there are no printing costs!! There will be a continuing charge or fee for the Electronic Commerce, i.e charges associated with people buying your book via a Credit Card through a secure transaction mechanism.
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