Friday, July 29, 2011

Today's Photo: The Lineup

This bank of free publications outside Five Market Place (the Wells Fargo Building) in downtown Roanoke serves as a reminder of the competitive nature of publishing in the Roanoke Valley. Our magazine, Valley Business FRONT, did a story a couple of years ago on small publishers in the region and found 26 of them at that time. There have been more started since. And a few have crashed--notably the Blue Ridge Business Journal, which its owner said had "a bad business plan" after being successful for 20 years.

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