The employee-owned members of Thomson-Shore are pleased to
announce that our Board of Directors has hired Peter Shima to be our President
and CEO of Thomson-Shore effective on Tuesday, January 8.
Pete has over 35 years
of industry experience as an outstanding leader in book manufacturing and
related services including senior positions with Malloy Incorporated, and most
recently with the combined operations of Edwards Brothers Malloy. His extensive
background in book manufacturing operations, client sales, support services,
and technology innovations for digital solutions will be instrumental in
enhancing Thomson-Shore client opportunities and customer expansion.
We are also pleased to announce
Tight paper market and price increases still plagued the industry.
Be sure to consult with your Thomson-Shore team on paper options on your next title to avoid unexpected delays or expenses.
Paper mills are seeing higher prices for raw materials which is one of the contributing factors causing the increase in prices. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Producer Price Index for pulp, paper, and allied products has risen from 177.2 in June 2017 to 219.0 as of July 2018. Meaning over the last year, the industry has seen
Does your book have a forward foreward foreword?
Unless your book is about sports, it’s much more likely to contain a foreword than a forward. Forwards play offense in basketball, hockey, etc. Meanwhile, a foreword is a short introductory section in a book. It is typically written by someone other than the author; however, when it is written by the author, it is then called a preface. Calling this a forward is a common, though rookie, mistake. While this is the direction that you want your project to go, it is not the way to begin your
Thank you to everyone who came out to our Book Tasting educational evening on June 28th! Publishing Services @ Thomson-Shore hosted and presented a fun, relaxed and informative evening for writers and individuals who wanted to learn about the importance of good book design and to get a taste for the fun and joy in the book designing process.
Attendees were presented with an overview on the process of creating a book and learned how cover design, interior layout, and materials effect the look and feel of your book. We had a
It’s Friday afternoon and you’re getting ready to hole up at home for the weekend. You’re walking down the wine aisle, what are you going to go for? Your tried and true favorite, something new that catches your eye, or something that someone recommended that you MUST try.
The same applies to books. Almost 50% of book sales happen because of personal recommendations, which means word of mouth is key. You can have the best book in the world, but if nobody knows about it, no one will ever find it.
Since May of 2017 we’ve experienced unexpected and historic changes within the Paper Industry. 3 months into 2018 we continue to see activity that suggests that these industry realities will continue throughout the year and perhaps for years to come. We want to share with you, as best we can, what is happening within our collective industry.
What is happening within the Paper Industry?
Paper making capacity continues to be taken out of the market place in North America. This overall reduction has affected Uncoated Freesheets, Coated Freesheets, Coated Groundwood and Uncoated
Each year, The ESOP Association presents awards in several categories:
-ESOP Company of the Year
-Employee Owner of the Year
-Chapter of the Year
-Outstanding Chapter Officer
-Member Recruitment Award-for a Professional Member who excels at recruiting Corporate Members
This year’s Employee Owner of the Year Award goes to our very own, Scott Debusk!
Five years ago, in 2013, Thomson-Shore gained an extremely valuable member to its family. Scott Debusk came on board as a member of our Building Maintenance Team - benefiting the full span of departments and employees. It is common to find Scott anywhere and
Thomson-Shore’s Printer’s Ink newsletter includes all the latest news, updates and general information from Thomson-Shore. Plus you’ll find helpful tips, guides and information for your printing, binding, and publishing needs and a whole lot more! Read the latest edition of Printer’s Ink by finding the link below.
Printer’s Ink 2018 Issue 1 is here! (if only a tad later than we had desired).
What you’ll find in this issue:
From Kevin’s Desk - Cyber Hacked! Paper, Paper, Paper. Golden Files and more…
Employee Spotlight - Meet the Bob’s
The Indie Page - The Importance of an