Looking Back at 2012—and What Lies Ahead, Young Adults’ Digital Reading Habits, The USPS’s Plan to Sell Magazines, TFP InDesign Tip: Quickly Adjust Text Frames, TFP’s New DPS Webinars

Welcome to TFP’s weekly roundup of interesting and noteworthy stories from the publishing world. This week, we’re discussing what’s in store for 2013, what young adults want from their digital tablet experience, TFP’s new DPS training webinars, and more.

  • As 2012 comes to a close, we’re sure to see plenty of predictions about what the future holds for publishers. This week, a Media Life article looks at the ongoing transition from print to digital, trends such as social media integration and interactivity, and who’s likely to meet the same fate as Newsweek in 2013.
  • Meanwhile, Crain’s takes a brief look at some print and digital magazine stats for the past year and notes that 32 digital-only publications launched in 2012, while seven digital-only titles folded.
  • One demographic to keep an eye on in the year ahead is young adults, who, according to a new Nieman Journalism Lab study, are emerging as strong digital news consumers. Interestingly, a recent Pew/Economist survey of news consumers found that 60% those under the age of 40 prefer a “print-like” news-reading experience on tablet devices, without interactives like audio and video.
  • The blog Dead Tree Edition is reporting that the U.S. Postal Service is teaming up with publishers to sell magazine subscriptions. It’s questionable how much of a boost this strategy could provide to two businesses whose models have been hit hard by the shift to digital media.
  • The Mashable headline “4 Things Media Companies Must Do … or Die” might seem like trite link bait, but the article provides some useful suggestions about where publishers should focus their efforts in order to remain relevant. It’s worth a read.
  • This week on TFP’s InDesign Tips blog, learn a trick for quickly adjusting a text frame’s size.
  • And last but not least, be sure to check out our latest offering—a series of webinars that will teach you how to make the most of Adobe DPS to publish your own magazine app. Sign up for the free introductory training session today!

This Week in Publishing appears every Friday on the TFP blog. Every week we compile interesting and noteworthy stories from the publishing world and put together a wrap-up to help our readers stay up-to-date. Think we missed something great? Leave a comment below and let us know.

Posted by: Gina Barrett