power outage due to storm

The Power is Back On!

Early Tuesday morning, July 1st, Mother Nature displayed her own version of fireworks. This storm unfortunately knocked out all power to Thomson-Shore on Tuesday and most of Wednesday. We are incredibly sorry for the obvious inconvenience this will cause our customers. Thomson-Shore will be closed as scheduled, on Thursday July 3rd and Friday July 4th. We look forward to getting back to business on Monday, July 7th.

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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"McSweeney’s is publishing the hardback edition of “A Hologram for the King,” and in your acknowledgments, you thank the entire staff at the Thomson-Shore printers in Dexter, Michigan. Did you make a deliberate decision to print the book using a U.S. printer? How often do you find yourself making decisions about costs, and whether to use domestic or overseas firms when you’re working on McSweeney’s other publications?"

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Thomson-Shore was honored to have participated in the production of several winning titles at this year’s New York Book Show.We were thrilled to have our customer’s titles recognized in both perfect and case bound categories.

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We had some fun with our staff and turned them into superheroes. Find out how Cliffhanger and crew will save your book from falling into the wrong hands!

Did you know that our Heidelberg 6-color press features an in-line aqueous coating system and provides super-sharp 300-line screen technology.  This means we are able to deliver your full color work faster and with the very best color quality you'll find anywhere!  Contact us at to find out more or contact your local Sales Manager for pricing! 

Experience our full color printing along with superior customer service all while keeping the printing of your book in the United States. You will have a greater sense of control and far better scheduling - ultimately getting your book to the market faster!

Ever wish you had a Magical Marketing Kit to promote your book before it hit the market?

Well, your wishes have come true!  Thomson-Shore is offering customers a complete package of promotional tools that will help you crank up interest in your titles before they are shipped to stores!

The Bessenberg Bindery

Thomson-Shore, a leading book manufacturer located in Dexter, Michigan, recently acquired The Bessenberg Bindery, a specialty hand bindery out of Ann Arbor, Mich. Through the new partnership with Jon Buller, founder of Bessenberg, Thomson-Shore will begin offering Books as Art™ capabilities integrated with its already robust offset and digital printing and binding platform.