Archive for December, 2010

Creative Ideas for Keeping Book Making Costs Down

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Our material partners are sending signals and unfortunately setting the table for price increases in 2011. The paper mills have traditionally reduced capacity to keep paper prices high and have indicated potential increases in 2011. Cotton pricing world-wide is exploding (risen by 84% since July) and cotton products will be more expensive in 2011. The [...]

End of Days for Bookstores?

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Just as I was preparing to crawl out of the warm cocoon of my car into the 11 degree Ann Arbor morning today I heard NPR mention their upcoming series on the future of the book which was about to begin in 1 minuteā€¦ I took the opportunity to stay warm for a bit longer [...]

Books as Sport

Monday, December 6th, 2010

We had our first basketball game of the season last night. Thomson-Shore has played in the local Ann Arbor league for years and although we play with all our heart, we often come up short on the score board. Everyone loves to win but to be honest we have a blast even when we loose. [...]