Magazine Publishers Of America

Postal Service Files for Unlawful Exigent Rate Increase; MPA Spearheads Formation of Affordable Mail Alliance
July 14, 2010

Only three short years after passage of the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA), the Postal Service is seeking to “bust” the price cap contained in that postal reform legislation.  On July 7th, the Postal Service asked the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) to approve an exigent increase of 5.6% on average – fully ten times the rate increase allowed under the inflation-based CPI cap.  … USPS requested approval to raise rates for all market dominant products, effective January 2nd, 2011, with the proposed increase for Periodicals an above-average 8 percent.

Tablets Poised for Huge Adoption, According to Media Research
July 9, 2010

Based on evidence from current trends, smart phones will be ubiquitous, tablets will see a huge adoption rate, and e-readers will generate relatively low sales but enjoy a loyal customer base, Bill Trippe, a consultant with media research firm Gilbane Group, recently told a room full of publishing industry stakeholders in New York City.

Periodicals Mailers Oppose Proposed Postal Rate Hike
July 6, 2010

Facing a financial crisis attributable to plummeting mail volume, the U.S. Postal Service announced today it hopes to close a stark budget gap—amounting to a predicted budget deficit of nearly $7 billion by 2011—by upping postal rates.

XML Standardization Key to Publishing's Future
June 25, 2010

Metadata's potential for becoming the currency driving the future of digital publishing was the theme of two presentations at last week's Magazine Publishers of America event, "Magazines: From Dimensional to Digital," held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City.

MPA Reduces Staff by More Than 14 Percent
December 16, 2009

The Magazine Publishers of America Wednesday eliminated roughly 14 percent of its overall workforce—or five full-time positions—as part of a streamlining of its operations. Departments that were affected include membership, events, research and back office functions.

After the cuts, the MPA now carries 30 full-time staffers between its offices in New York and Washington, D.C.