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Zingerman's Guide to Good Leading, Part 3

A Lapsed Anarchist’s Approach to Managing Ourselves (Zingerman’s Guide to Good Leading, Part 3)

Thomson-Shore recently completed the eBook conversion of this great read.  We are particularly proud of the clean graphics and paragraphs, in addition to the useable Contents page. 


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World Wide Design Notoriety for Thomson-Shore and its customer The Church of Lon

Thomson-Shore printed and The Church of London created a brand book for Microsoft and ex-Nokia employees to mark Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s devices and services business. In an article in CreativeReview. TCO London is quoted to say: “We worked with an amazing printer in Michigan [Thomson-Shore] … we wanted the feeling of craft but with a modern twist.” 

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EMBARGOED FOR FEBRUARY 18, 2014 RELEASE – DEXTER, MICH. -- In a move that continues to build upon a world-class platform for book publishers, Thomson-Shore, Inc. has acquired PublishNext and its subsidiary, Seattle Book Company. Through these acquisitions, Thomson-Shore will now offer an end-to-end platform, including publishing, production, and distribution services that meet the evolving needs of their publishing customers around the world.   

The Bone Season

The book club craze may have hit its nadir. The big moment came a week ago when the NBC morning show ‘Today’ announced that it, too, was starting a book club, presumably because so many of its competitors have them, and anointed Samantha Shannon’s novel, “The Bone Season,” its first pick.

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Mark Twain Volume 2 is released.

Mark Twain’s complete, uncensored Autobiography was an instant bestseller when the first volume was published in 2010, on the centennial of the author’s death, as he requested. Published to rave reviews, the Autobiography was hailed as the capstone of Twain’s career. It captures his authentic and unsuppressed voice, speaking clearly from the grave and brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions.


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Stop By and Say Hi!

Look For Us at These Upcoming Shows!

Book Shows are a great way to see our current customers and meet new ones.Thomson-Shore will be available to answer all your questions about our company, what we offer and how we can help meet your offset and digital print needs. We look forward to seeing you there!

  • Writers Summit 2014  8/1-8/2
  • GenCon Indy  8/15-8/16
  • New York Books Show 8/22
  • Library of Congress National Book Festival  8/30
  • Kerrytown Book Festival  9/7
  • Southern Independent Booksellers Assoc. 9/19-9/21

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As an expert book manufacturer, Thomson-Shore prints and binds both perfect bound (paper back or soft cover) and case bound (hard cover) books. While our specialty is short to medium run books, we offer a full range of capabilities.

“Helping you put your best book forward” - it’s our mantra, and it represents our promise to provide exceptional customer service. Our customers are a diverse group of trade & professional publishers, university & religious presses, as well as self publishers. They all tell us that when they work with us, we make their jobs easier. Since we’re employee-owned, each person in our company is accountable for ensuring that our customers’ worries are alleviated, their needs are met, and their jobs are indeed a bit easier.


Ask Thomson-Shore

Q...   Why do you ask if there are any bleeds on the text pages of my project?

A bleed is a printed image that extends beyond one or more of the page margins. If bleeds fall on certain pages, based on the page count and trim size, it could cost more to produce because the bleeds may cause a double pass at press. To accommodate bleeds a printer may use a larger sheet size to print on.

Q...   Is your paper acid free?

Yes, Thomson-Shore stocks all acid free paper. Acid free paper can last up to 200 years where as acid papers last around 50 years. To read about Environmental options click here or contact your customer service representative.

Q...   Where is Thomson-Shore located?

We are located in Dexter, Michigan. You can get driving directions and other useful information on the Our Location page.

Q...   Is there a cost difference between White and Natural papers that you stock?

Yes, White stocking text papers are generally less expensive.

Q...   What are head and foot bands?

Head and foot bands are a small piece of silk or cotton which are glued to the top and bottom of a case bound book. These fill the gap normally formed between the spine of the book and the case. The only purpose is decorative. They come in a variety of solid and "striped" colors.