An authoritative market report by IBISWorld lists the 10 fastest dying industries in the US.
1 Manufactured Home Dealers
2 Record Stores
4 Wired Telecommunications Carriers;
5 & 6 Apparel Manufacturing (men’s and women’s);
7 Newspaper Publishing;
8 DVD Game and Video Rental;
10 Formal Wear and Costume Rental.
The list is a snapshot of how high streets have changed over the past decade, and how they might change further over the next. If record stores have gone – the second biggest casualty -book outlets cannot be far behind. If anything to do with photography and printing is now self-op, what hope for publishers?