The Future Of Publishing Blog by Thad McIlroy



May 25th, 2024

New Book: The AI Revolution in Book Publishing

The AI Revolution in Book PublishingA Concise Guide to Navigating Artificial Intelligence for Writers and Publishers Order the book here. Are you feeling left out of the conversation about book publishing, authoring and artificial intelligence? Most publishers and authors are — it’s not just you. The AI Revolution in Book Publishing will bring you into…

May 25th, 2024

Can AI be Detected in Writing?

When I first heard about AI detection for text or images, I thought, yeah, sure, that makes sense. Lots of people are freaking out about whether there’s AI even in the same room, so odor detectors might have to be installed. I didn’t give it much more thought. I was already subscribing to Ethan Mollick’s…

April 7th, 2024

Could the AI Industry Implode?

The storm clouds surrounding artificial intelligence, both as a technology and as an industry, continue to darken, and I can now imagine a scenario where the AI industry implodes. What the implosion could look like is difficult to visualize. But there would be significant implications for the publishing industry. AI’s champions still have much to…

July 26th, 2023

Improved Productivity is the Reason Publishers Must Adopt AI

Yesterday Lagardère Publishing released its six-month financial data. Sales declined at Hachette Book Group by 8.6%. In its earnings release the company said that “operational efficiency plans, particularly in the United States,” mitigated some of the impact of revenue declines. In May, HarperCollins reported flat sales and profits declines, “driven by ongoing supply chain, inventory…