The US magazine business is facing a double whammy of relentlessly falling newsstand sales and a supply chain which continues to teeter on the edge of collapse (see "consolidation in US wholesaling": Page 7). The dire situation prompted an article from Jay Annis of specialist publisher Taunton Press, which was recently published in The New Single Copy and which touches on a number of issues which have some echoes here in the UK as Jay looks at two questions... Continue reading
The annual PBAA member meeting was held on June 11, 2014 at the Retail Marketplace Conference in Virginia. At that time, the results of the election for three board seats were announced by PBAA Associate Director Jose Cancio and Lisa Scott, Executive Director. Continue reading
“Overall, I was very pleased we attended. I do see the immense value of the one-on-one sessions"
“Considering the timing of the events in the industry I thought the conference was really good. A lot of good subjects covered and the meetings are always great to have”
“This was my first PBAA and I found it to be both useful and entertaining. Great to hear the common themes and challenges across the industry, particularly as a contrast to what's happening here in the UK”
By Karlene Lukovitz, IPDA Daily Publishing & Retail News
RetailNet Group's Keith Anderson shared insights and advice on how the magazine and book categories can rise to the crucial challenge of maintaining impulse-merchandising opportunities as format changes and digital technology transform retail stores, in a recent IPDA seminar covered by IPDA Daily Publishing/Retail News.
What are some of the largest magazine media companies expecting from 2014 in the world of magazine media? What are Active Media Interest, American Media, Inc., Condé Nast, Dennis Publishing, Hearst Magazines, Heinrich Bauer USA, Meredith Corp., Rodale Inc., The Taunton Press and Time Inc. up to in 2014? Continue reading