November 12th, 2009
Dr. Joe Webb is one of the long-time leading economists focused on the printing industry. In his column today on WhatTheyThink? (membership may be required) he looks at the employment drop in the printing industry, but offers a charts the reveals comparisons to other publishing sectors. Only newspapers and direct mail advertising are dropping staff faster…
November 4th, 2009
My intention this evening was to point to some article or other or some statistic or other that would suitably comprise a subject for a blog. I’ve got dozens in my files…many to chose from. But as I scoured through them I thought that a recap might be more appropriate than a narrow-subject issue. I…
June 11th, 2009
With all of the attention these days focused on newspapers, eBooks and Twittering, I thought it might be time to check in on the printing industry, the background engine for so much of the country’s publishing activity. My colleague Howie Fenton works at the NAPL, which though not the largest, is I think the finest …
March 26th, 2009
These days I’m living in West Vancouver, British Columbia. I’m house-sitting for some dear friends. I’m lucky because it’s so beautiful here.
February 18th, 2009
Jason Epstein is a publishing legend. If you don’t know of him, start with the all-too-brief Wikipedia entry, and move on from there. All are well-advised to learn more about this remarkable man. He now has a vested economic interest in the future of publishing because of his work with the Espresso book print-on-demand device….