The Future Of Publishing Blog by Thad McIlroy



November 22nd, 2009

50 Things to Do with a Book, Now That Reading is Dead

I was just alerted via a link on Books & Publishing to an excerpt in Vanity Fair of the wonderful illustrator Bruce McCall’s new book called, straight-from-the-headlines, “50 Things to Do with a Book (Now That Reading is Dead).” Dedicated to Johannes Gutenberg, the “Browse Inside” feature on the HarperCollins web site offers the introduction…

November 20th, 2009

What it Will Mean When the eBook Comes First

I remember well, back in my days as Program Director at Seybold Seminars, where we all thought: OK, there’s print, and then there’s the web. So print will be repurposed to the web. Of course that was our print-centric viewpoint. It was shared by many. But these days web campaigns are usually planned before print campaigns,…

November 16th, 2009

A Snippet of Data on U.S. Bookstore Sales

From today’s Publishers Weekly: “Bookstore sales jumped 7.0% in September, to $1.58 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Monday morning. The increase was most likely due to gains at college stores and the release of The Lost Symbol in the middle of the month. Despite the September increase, and an upward revision in the August numbers, bookstore…