The Future Of Publishing Blog by Thad McIlroy



May 15th, 2009

Pundits and the Future of Publishing

As I’ve pointed out elsewhere, there are no shortage of pundits on the future of publishing, in all its forms. It is a cluttered field, and unless you can devote all day, every day, to their utterances, you’re going to miss some great blogs entries, and a ton of dross. Most focus on more limited…

May 13th, 2009

The Kindle DX Test at Princeton

Princeton University has created a website to set forth the rationale for exploring eReading devices (specifically the Kindle DX). The whole site (not large) is worth exploring. But one fascinating statement emerges: A driving factor in the launch of this pilot was the patterns of printing on campus. Statistics show that students are not reading…

May 12th, 2009

37 Lessons From the 37th FIPP World Magazine Congress

Samir “Mr. Magazine” Husni and Bob Sacks are the two leading eminences grise(s) of the magazines and newspapers publishing industries. But neither are gray in their outlook: both have refreshingly positive attitudes as to where things are heading. Dr. Husni’s recent blog entry, “37 good things I have learned from the 37th FIPP World Magazine…

May 7th, 2009

Separating the BS from the Kindle DX

I had a grand plan tonight to create an in-depth article debunking all of the false (or, at best, misleading) information that surrounded today’s launch of the Kindle DX. It had the same title as this blog entry. The article began: —————————————————————– Hush now, don’t explain Just say you’ll remain Unless you’re mad, don’t explain…

May 5th, 2009

Will the New Supersized Kindle Save the Newspaper Industry?

The press is absolutely buzzing with scuttlebutt about the apparently now not very secret annoucement that Amazon plans for Wednesday in New York of a new supersized Kindle, roughly at the 8-1/2 ” by 11″ page size. The first leak was in an article in the Sunday New York Times called “Looking to Big-Screen E-Readers…