The Future Of Publishing Blog by Thad McIlroy



September 2nd, 2009

U.S. TV Viewing at 141 Hours per Month

While blogging the previous post on the decline in ad spending in the first half of 2009, I found a story that struck me as even more depressing. The interesting aspect for the future of publishing is that “watching video on the Internet averaged 3 hours and 11 minutes among viewers 2 plus, while mobile…

September 2nd, 2009

Nokia Shows its First Netbook

There isn’t a whole lot of data on this ZDNet posting, but the news is larger than the data. Nokia is showing (off) its first netbook, the Booklet 3G, at a trade show in Germany. Here’s what I don’t care about the announcement: there are lots of competing netbooks on the market already most are…

September 2nd, 2009

The 10 Most-Pirated eBooks this Year

Courtesy of comes this perhaps authoritative list of the 10 most-pirated eBooks of 2009. The results are calculated from BitTorrent downloads. As FreakBits notes, “The list shows us that illicit book downloads are not yet threatening the bestselling authors you’ll find in the New York Times list…In fact, most books that are downloaded on BitTorrent…