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industry convergence among traditional publishers
and fragmentation with the rise of electronic blogs
and forums. Consumers’ preferences are relentlessly moving away from traditional print products toward electronic products and the Internet,
rendering many business models for traditional
publishers obsolete. Although the state and nation
have emerged from recession and will continue to
slowly recover, further consolidation and business failures are expected to persist among some
publishing firms. Other publishing firms, however,
particularly software and book publishers, have
begun to embrace the electronic age and are thriving by providing Internet-related products.
The industry lost 34.3% of its jobs between 2001
and 2010, with 84% of those losses occurring in
the software and newspaper publishing sectors.
Book publishers also shed 27.6% of their job base
since 2001, but because Colorado’s book publishing sector is very small, these losses represent only
3.3% of the jobs lost by the overall publ...
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