Newsweek Magazine to End Print Edition
Boy, the stories I could tell about the magazine business! But, I'll spare you the details — too much "inside baseball" type stuff to be of general interest. Nonetheless, I see today that Newsweek magazine has announced they will be discontinuing their print edition in 2013 and be all digital and only digital. The trend continues to gather steam.
So, let me take this opportunity to once again proclaim our commitment to print. I know it's difficult for most of these mass distribution magazines, but publications like ours that cater to a loyal niche have a much easier time keeping costs under control. For example, we haven't had a subscription rate increase in over 10 years — thanks to advances in production technology that allow us to lower costs whenever we can. By avoiding the problems of newsstand distribution, small publishers have a tremendous advantage by not wasting so many unsold printed copies that choke the periodicals business.
Print is still our main business and we love the smell of ink! Thanks to all our subscribers for helping us bring photography to print for 20 years. Onward ho!