Private Frazer’s Doomed Magazines

April 15, 2008

If you think I’m being negative…

Filed under: B2B magazines,Don't panic,Recession,USA — privatefraser @ 9:12 am

Hats off to Paul Conley in Folio: in an article entitled B-to-B Publishing Has Sunk Into Death Spiral there are some heart-warming quotes that make Private Frazer’s views seem almost Pollyannaish.
“Things are awful and getting worse”, “in the wake of a slew of bad news in our industry… I see catastrophe”, “Much of b-to-b publishing…has sunk into a death spiral”.
And the rather wonderful conclusion “[Publishers’] revenue is falling while their print expenses are rising. Choking on debt, all they can do is exit the game entirely or cut expenses and double their bets on new media. There’s simply no other way out. But there is another way out for the editors, salespeople and designers of b-to-b: You can walk away from print. And it’s way, way, way past the time you did so.”

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