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Postal Service Starts Fiscal Year With a Bang

USPS Logo November 25, 2014

Maybe it was the election. Maybe it was the economy. Maybe it was even a sign that an organization that was left for dead is...

NewPage and Verso Find a Catalyst For Their Merger

Catalyst Paper Logo October 31, 2014

Today's announcement that Catalyst Paper will buy two NewPage coated-paper mills apparently means that the merger of NewPage and Verso Paper will move forward. Catalyst...

Postmaster General Wins Dubious Publishing Honor

USPS Logo October 27, 2014

In just two and a half years, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe has gone from hero to villain in the eyes of a leading publishing-industry...

Streamlining Digital Ad Workflows: What Every CRO Should Know About Implementing an Order Management System

The Insiders October 8, 2014

Over the past few years, publishers have seen their ad inventory grow exponentially with the explosion of digital and mobile media channels. However, their profit margins...

The Postal Service Giveth, and the Paper Market Taketh Away

dead tree blog October 2, 2014

October began with both good news and bad news on the cost front for publishers of magazines and catalogs. Because of announcements made on Wednesday,...

Postal Rates in 2015 Could Rise or Fall — or Do Both

U.S. Postal Service logo September 24, 2014

The outlook for changes in postal rates for the next 12 months is murkier than it's been in years. A rate hike, a decrease, an...

A Lesson in Magazine Printing from the Ghost of Robin Williams

Robin Williams Time Magazine Cover September 22, 2014

Surprise, surprise, there were no takers for the copy of  TIME  magazine purporting to show the ghost of Robin Williams. Despite the  Dead Tree...

Time Inc. Seeks Power to Ship Edit Jobs Abroad, Newspaper Guild Alleges

TIme August 2014 September 22, 2014

Time Inc. wants the ability to outsource nearly 200 editorial jobs overseas, according to the Newspaper Guild of New York, which has been locked...

Is Print Really Killing Publishers?

dead tree blog August 6, 2014

A commentator I respect, Joe Wikert, published a piece last week headlined " How Print Is Killing Publishers " that at first struck me as...

Digital-Only Publishers Not Oblivious to Condition of Print Magazine Distribution

PE0414_iStock_025426190 July 14, 2014

During the past week, when the topic was not the World Cup, I've had discussions with digital-only publishers who expressed concern about the growing...