The Future Of Publishing Blog by Thad McIlroy



January 1st, 2010

EBook Predictions from Mike Shatzkin

Here at Osborne Manor in West Vancouver on the first day of a new year I stepped outside briefly to listen to the gentle sound of the waves lapping upon the shores of Burrard Inlet. Somehow this reminded me of Mike Shatzkin’s 13 predictions about what 2010 holds for eBooks. I read them on my…

December 29th, 2009

Some Excellent Jobs at the World Bank

I found an intriguing employment ad while catching up in my reading of The Economist. The World Bank in Washington has four challenging openings for publishing technologists, including: Senior Publishing Officer/Marketing Manager Publishing Officer/Electronic Publishing Development/Content Expert Publishing Officer/Electronic Publishing Development/Technical Expert Publishing Associate/Web Editor/Project Manager Except for job #4, which is defined as a…

December 19th, 2009

eBook Formats

Gosh I do write an awful lot about eBooks, but it is the flavor-of-the-year, not just for book publishers of course, but for readers (and publishers) everywhere. Always controversial, it never fails to “make good copy,” as they used to say in the newspaper business. O’Reilly, the company; Tim O’Reilly, the founder; Andrew Savikas, a…

December 15th, 2009

Latest eBook Sales

The IDPF (International Digital Publishing Forum) has released its October sales figures and the records continue to be broken. As noted in an email to IDPF members: eBook sales statistics for October 2009 have been released from the Association of American Publishers (AAP) who collects these statistics in conjunction with the IDPF. Trade eBook sales…

December 14th, 2009

Getting Ready for Adobe’s Big Update on Omniture

I’m getting excited because tomorrow Adobe is webcasting its 4th quarter and year-end results (it’s all public and you can register here), and, as expected, because the Omniture acquisition closed in the fourth quarter, we should get some initial insights into how the acquisition is progressing. There’s no question that these are VERY early days,…