Wednesday, February 18, 2009

PW Weekly: Always an Apocalyptic Read

This morning when the alarm went off, NPR was in the middle of a dire story about how Michiganders are shutting down businesses that are ancillary to the auto industry. Like the parts manufacturers that make the little knobs on the doors you push down to lock the car (I dunno, my 1989 Toyata pickup has them). Then they talked about a hygienist at a Detroit dentist's office who fears that once GM cuts employees benefits, nobody will get their teeth cleaned.

I briefly considered sticking my head in the gas oven, but instead went to the studio and opened the Publishers Weekly's daily e-newsletter. Usually it's, Barnes and Noble Lays Off 800, Harper-Collins Closes All Non-Celebrity Divisions, Viking-Penguin's Penguin in Coma; Fights for Life, etc...

Today's is about publishers and distributors eviscerating each other over a 7¢ magazine surcharge. Anderson Lays Off Employees; Source Sues - 2/18/2009 8:18:00 AM - Publishers Weekly


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