Charles Dickens

Remember Bob Cratchitt in the Charles Dickens novel in the 1800s? Wasn't Bob the bookkeeper at a stand-up desk with quill pen and sand box making daily entries in the accounting books of Scrooge Graphics? Well, Bob Cratchitt lives! Just like Jimmy Dean and Elvis Presley. Tiny Tim now has great grandchildren, but Bob's still there keeping the books at Scrooge Graphics. Now he has a computer to replace his quill pen, but he's still using the same system. He's still cranking out balance sheets and income statements two weeks after the close of the month. Trying to use general ledger financial statements

BY MARK SMITH It has been the best of times and the worst of times for the publication industry, with all do apologies to Charles Dickens ("Tale of Two Cities"). Top 10 -- Publication Printers   Company SegmentSales(millions) TotalSales (millions) 1 Quebecor WorldMontreal $1,885 $6,500 2 R.R. Donnelley & SonsChicago $1,208 $5,254 3 Quad/GraphicsPewaukee, WI $684 $1,800 4 Cadmus CommunicationsRichmond, VA $416 $526 5 Brown PrintingWaseca, MN $304 $376 6 Perry Judd's Inc.Waterloo, WI $206 $343 7 Banta Corp.Menasha, WI $200 $1,538 8 Vertis Inc.Baltimore $199 $1,986 9 Publishers Printing/Publishers PressShepherdsville, KY $186 $186 10 IKON Office SolutionsMalvern, PA $135 $900 Sales figures

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