We’re at the midpoint of 2008, and thus far, it’s been a tumultuous year for many publishers. Many, but not all. Publishing Executive spoke with the leaders of five publishing properties about the mounting challenges posed by the rising costs of paper and postage, and the prospects of recasting their organizations as players in the ever-evolving e-media environment. All five of these organizations, as it turns out, are prospering in spite of the challenges.
In fact, several of them are significantly growing their businesses—and, in doing so, are bucking what many would consider the conventional wisdom of “riding out” these difficult times by instead investing heavily in staffing, technology, editorial products and other assets.