Thomson-Shore Designated as a Preferred Book Supplier by Bloomsbury Publishing

DEXTER, MI—Nov. 15, 2012—Thomson-Shore, a book manufacturer specializing in short- to medium-run digital and offset book printing, binding and publishing services, has entered into an agreement to serve as the preferred U.S. book manufacturer for Bloomsbury Publishing. The agreement leverages the company’s ability to print via both digital and traditional platforms.

“Thomson-Shore has long supplied Bloomsbury USA with academic books of a high standard in double-quick time, and I am delighted to be extending its remit to include the manufacture of our trade list,” said Louise Cameron, group production director, Bloomsbury. “Our companies share a commitment to producing beautiful books in a cost- and time-efficient manner so I believe we are a good fit.”

Established in 1986, Bloomsbury is a leading independent publishing house with offices in London, New York, Sydney and New Delhi. In the states, the company publishes a range of popular books.

“Thomson-Shore beat (out) much larger book manufacturers to win this work with Bloomsbury, and that’s a real testament to the quality and service that sets the company apart from the competition,” said Kevin Spall, CEO of Thomson-Shore. “Bloomsbury appreciates that, like most of the large book manufacturers in the business, Thomson-Shore can deliver a range of manufacturing options, quickly and at-scale. But, unlike those large manufacturers, we’re customer-centric and focused on the details.

“This contracts tops off a year of tremendous growth for Thomson-Shore; our digital printing is up 30 percent from last year, eBooks are up 180 percent and our specialty, hand-binding services are up 20 percent,” Spall added. “The entire team has worked on creating new, innovative manufacturing processes to accommodate this growth, and has created a quality platform for future growth at Thomson-Shore.”

About Thomson-Shore
Located in Dexter, MI, Thomson-Shore is a 100 percent employee-owned book manufacturer specializing in short- to medium-run digital and offset book printing and binding. Thomson-Shore is focused on providing the highest standard of quality book making, excellent customer service, and reliable schedules. Thomson-Shore is commonly known for its stance as one of the most eco-friendly book manufacturers and has always been on the leading edge of “green” book manufacturing.

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