The Future Of Publishing Blog by Thad McIlroy



November 5th, 2010

Two Winners Win $50 Million

They’re $50 million lottery prize winners in a country where the prizes are tax-free. Claude and Kurt Blanchette-Ebert are a month away from celebrating their 30-year anniversary, though they’ve never could afford a vacation to celebrate any of the other 29. They recently lost their house. Claude worked as a furniture upholsterer; Kurt is a…

October 22nd, 2010

The Kids Won’t Let Me Burn My Books

Daddy: Please don’t burn the books. Then there won’t be any books in the house and I kind of like them. Some folks dined recently with Ross Dawson. Dawson apparently wrote his future-of-publishing-themed blog entry while dining. Here’s a snippet: A critical issue is the physical space that books take. Some have tried to get rid of…

October 11th, 2010

The Dumbest Publishing Startup of 2010

You thought you dislike online banner advertising? Perhaps you’ve even installed software like Ad Annihilator, Adblock Pro or Super Ad Blocker to block banner ads from appearing. Or, more likely, you’ve trained yourself to just filter them out, to generally ignore these intrusive ads. Do not despair. Now you can renounce your bad habits and regain the…