Monday, November 28, 2005

News Analysis - The Publisher's Dilemma: How to Build Shareholder Value and Future Revenues?

Break out the pitchforks and the torches, the shareholders are restless in the once-happy realm of publishing. While the likes of Google and Yahoo gobble up capital chasing extraordinary growth and healthy earnings, traditional publishers are caught trying to please institutional investors who may have very unrealistic expectations about what it takes to transform older business models into 21st century profits. But all is not lost for publishers that are willing to learn how to sell their positioning to investors with straight talk about both short-term and long-term expectations. The time for gladhanding colleagues on cushy buyouts is passing by as the time for true publishing survivalists to take charge comes into focus.

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