What Publishing Can Learn from Music

It’s no surprise that the economic downturn is having its effects on the publishing industry. While it’s difficult to find positive news in an economic slump, I happened to stumble upon this article by Hugh McGuire in The Huffington Post from Oct. 14, 2008 entitled, “What Publishing Can Learn From Music.”

While it’s not likely that books will disappear completely, McGuire is on to something in comparing trends from the music industry and relating it to the book industry. He writes, “There are some encouraging signs that the publishing business are trying to make some good changes. Let’s hope they keep going in the right direction.”

Christy Stroud

Christy Stroud

Christy is a publicist at Tyndale, working to get the best media coverage possible for our authors and products. She has worked on many campaigns including the New York Times bestseller "Winning Balance" by Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson, Phil Vischer’s What’s in the Bible? DVD series, "The Devil in Pew Number Seven" by Rebecca Alonzo, "Night of the Living Dead Christian" by Matt Mikalatos, the "Courageous" novelization by Randy Alcorn, and "Cupidity" and "Unstuff" by Michael and Hayley DiMarco. Christy enjoys being a wife, mom, and pug owner. You can often find her reading, running, training for triathlons, doing youth ministry, and occasionally horseback riding. She also blogs at http://www.christystroud.com.