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Has the Print Magazine Bubble Burst?
November 1, 2009

I have to be honest. I am shocked that so many magazine people are so shocked about the current state of the industry. For years, before the economic downturn, we heard that there were too many redundant titles out there. You've heard of the "dot-com bubble" of 2000 and the "housing bubble" of 2008; I think we are experiencing the bursting of the magazine bubble of 2009-2010.

Major Publishers Collaborating on New E-reader for Magazines and Newspapers
October 8, 2009

An article in the New York Post confirms rumors that have persisted for months—that Time Inc., Hearst and Condé Nast are teaming up to create a digital reader for magazines and newspapers. The goal is to create a hardware device and software that exceeds the Amazon Kindle's digital rendering of newspapers and magazines. The article…

Amazon to Release New, Larger Kindle?
May 4, 2009

As early as this week, according to people briefed on the online retailer’s plans, Amazon will introduce a larger version of its Kindle wireless device tailored for displaying newspapers, magazines and perhaps textbooks.

The 2009 Publishing Innovator of the Year: Esquire
April 1, 2009

David Granger is impatient. But you would never know it by looking at him. Standing in front of the plate glass windows in his office, suited to perfection in black Armani, the editor-in-chief of the famed Esquire magazine is the very picture of calm, unassuming confidence and contentedness. But make no mistake, the impatience is there, just below the surface. Evidence of it can be seen in Esquire’s pages, especially on its covers. As Granger puts it, it is a “general impatience with the way things are,” and it drives him to strive for things that have never been done before.

Publishing Visioneers—Got Any?
April 1, 2009

As I crisscross the country in these difficult times delivering lectures on the future of publishing, I not only talk, but I listen very carefully. I listen to the fears, the bravado, the good ideas and the ever-so-slightly out-of-kilter unusuals. These would be creative members of our publishing brotherhood who have ideas from the fringe, new concepts for old business models.

It's Not Rocket Science
April 1, 2009

Last week, my wife and I canceled home delivery of The New York Times, which was one of the first things we ordered when we moved into our North Jersey home 24 years ago. It’s not the end of the world. We’re not sentimental about it. It was more like an item on a list we had wanted to check off for some time.