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Unformatted text preview: tions platforms and preferences comes 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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