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Articles by Tony Silber
The news that Reed Business Information, as part of a wave of cost-cutting, laid off Publishers Weekly editor Sara Nelson—a powerful voice within book publishing circles—sent ripples through the book industry.
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Budgeting accurately in a growth environment is a challenge. Budgeting in a downturn is even harder. No one wants to budget for decline. The professional pressure against it is intense. The corporate imperative for growth might be even more intense. At many companies, decline is simply not an option, not if you want to keep your job very long.
It’s a challenging environment out there for printing companies, which long have been—but may no longer be—the magazine publishing company’s most-important class of supplier.
SAN FRANCISCO—The final day of a somber American Magazine Conference was capped by a long commercial for a mobile Web company called SnapNow and an engaging closing interview with California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
SAN FRANCISCO—The American Magazine Conference is a study of an industry in transition. I suppose not surprisingly, this year’s conference is very much focused on e-media.
Moderator Jack Myers, Amex Publishing CEO Ed Kelly, IDG CEO Bob Carrigan and Meredith EVP Andy Sareyan (photo: Doug Goodman)
Let’s face it.