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A Renaissance for Print, Or Is Flat Just the New "Up"?

Magazines ABC report March 13, 2014

We were told for so long about the imminent, inevitable withering of print media that we tend to mistake any signs of life -- or...

HDA is Gone for Good. Don’t Expect to Get Paid.

Linda Ruth March 12, 2014

Publishers not sheltered by a national distributor bad-debt agreement cannot expect to receive any money for product sold from HDA Inc., a distributor of...

U.S. Paper Industry Gets an Unexpected Boost

Mohawk Logo March 11, 2014

For three generations, Mohawk Fine Papers Inc. ran a mill at the juncture of the Mohawk and Hudson rivers, selling paper to  IBM , ...

10 Reasons Coated Paper Is Ripe for Collusion

dead tree blog March 7, 2014

The proposed merger of NewPage and Verso Paper may be on the ropes, but it has brought much attention to the oddities of the U.S....

Print Is The New Black

PE0214_printer March 6, 2014

The Internet is great and all, but there's something special about curling up on the couch with a magazine, or thumbing through a glossy publication...

6 Challenges Facing the Commercial Printing Industry

dead tree blog March 4, 2014

The two largest American printing companies recently presented similar lists of the major challenges they face -- and similar strategies for growing in the face... Launches 'Speed Reads' Vertical

The Week March 4, 2014

In the past couple of years, the "longread" has been one of the most  popular buzzwords among online publications, with outlets from BuzzFeed to...

Tiny Digital Publisher to Put Newsweek Back in Print

Newsweek Magazine Logo March 3, 2014

The Graham family, longtime newspaper publishers, gave up and sold it for a dollar. The media mogul Barry Diller spent tens of millions trying...

Fashion Magazines Reap the Benefit of Print – But There Have to Be Enough Ads

Porter Magazine February 17, 2014

Magazine publishers see  Thursday's ABC figures  as a step forward. For the first time they managed to convince the bureau to add the circulation...

February Issue of Publishing Executive Out Now

PE0214_cover February 17, 2014

Last week another action-packed issue of Publishing Executive hit subscribers' inboxes. In case you missed it, check out the digital edition here . And if...