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Industry Outlook

As long as people continue to read, there will be a future in book publishing. Trends in book publishing employment through 2024 are projected to vary by career segment, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. For example, writers and authors should experience slower than average growth and editors will experience a decline in employment.  Future opportunities for writers and editors are expected to be greatest in textbook, technical, and online publications. Desktop publishers will see a dramatic decline in employment, dropping by 21 percent through 2024, as more publishers continue to publish their materials electronically.

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