The Publishing Industry Jumps the Shark

Scott Karp looks at two watershed moments in publishing:

  • New York Times becomes an aggregator.
    Scott is referring to the Times’ relaunched auto section of their website, which includes aggregated content and tools.

  • Print ad revenue is no longer the majority of B2B publisher revenue.
    Scott is referring to a recent ABM report that B2B publishers now earn more revenue from events than print advertising.

  • Publishers Information Bureau no longer reporting monthly print ad pages.
    Scott feels that they are reducing the information flow in order to deliver bad news less frequently.

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