Kevin Spall

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.    

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When we bumped into some McSweeney's operatives at Book Expo America earlier this year, the San Francisco publishers tipped us off that Dave Eggers' next project, "A Hologram for the King," would be a jaw-dropper, a marvel of production quality and finishing elements. The book, which came out earlier this year, did not disappoint: It's a veritable masterwork of design flourishes, a book ascended to art. To get the skinny on the finer points of the book's finer points, we rang Kevin Spall, President and CEO of Thomson-Shore, the Dexter, MI printer that manufactured it. Spall, who happened to be meeting with Eggers later that day to collaborate on his next project, gladly told us what's what. 

June 25, 2012 – Dexter, Mich. -- Thomson-Shore, a book manufacturer specializing in short to medium run digital and offset book printing, binding and publishing services, recently announced a partnership agreement with UK-based Clays Ltd.  The global print initiative gives each printer access to each other’s market, creating value and market opportunity for customers of both Thomson-Shore and Clays.

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