Strategies for Management

New Study Forecasts Growth in 2006
February 1, 2006

Book publishing companies’ revenues will rise in 2006, predicts a new study released by Strategies for Management, an industry research and forecasting company led by industry consultant Dr. Joe Webb. Revenues can then be expected to hold steady for the remainder of the decade, according to the study, called “The U.S. Publishing Business, 1997-2010.” The study also shows a recent increase in the number of book publishers by nearly a third. In 2002, there were 2,713 book publishing establishments; that number jumped to 3,377 in 2003 (thanks largely to digital printing and self-publishing). Strategies for Management expects this number to remain essentially flat for

A Sea Change in Print Buying
June 1, 2005

In the last year or two, the topic of offshore printing—particularly in China—has gone from being industry background noise to a headline-making concern for many U.S printers, observes Dr. Joe Webb, president of Strategies for Management. By mid 2004, the need for a comprehensive research initiative to report the facts and dispel the myths became clear, Webb says. "A Critical Look at Offshore Printing"—a 138-page report published by the noted industry researcher with the help of Vince Naselli, Deborah Papineau and Joe LiPetri—is the result. For the purposes of this study, "offshore" printing is defined as domestic print demand sent outside the U.S. and