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Thad McIlroy is an electronic publishing consultant, analyst and author, and principal of The Future of Publishing. Since 1988, Thad McIlroy has provided consulting services to book publishers and other media companies, printers, design and advertising agencies, as well as vendors serving the publishing industry.

In 2018 he became a founding partner in Publishing Technology Partners, a new consulting group that offers a broad range of experience and expertise from a single source to clients in all segments of the publishing industry and to suppliers of technology solutions for publishing. Thad has also been on the editorial board of Learned Publishing and of Geist magazine.

Why Thad?

  • In-depth knowledge of the impact of technology on publishing.
  • Focus on business and market issues.
  • 35 years of experience in publishing.
  • Experience with document origination, publishing production, etc.
  • Leading analyst of the impact of online on the full spectrum of publishing sectors.
  • Registered with
    • Thomson Reuters Expert Witness Services
    • The TASA Group,
  • Other networks

Common Scenarios

  • Advise book publishers on emerging technologies
    • eBooks
    • Metadata
    • Print/digital workflows.
  • Recommend improvements to production processes for both print and digital.
  • Serve as an expert witness on digital imaging and workflow issues in patent litigation
  • Serve as expert on publishing business development
  • In-depth consultation on eBooks
    • Supply chain challenges
    • ONIX metadata
    • EPUB & Mobi ebook formats
    • XML-based workflows
    • DRM
    • Online marketing.

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