The Future Of Publishing Blog by Thad McIlroy



August 8th, 2011

The Laws of the Future of Publishing: 1

I’ve tried to distill my 30 years of publishing technology into some guidelines, modestly named The Laws of the Future of Publishing. I’ve got 31 of them so far. People have asked that I fill in some detail beyond the terse statements. That’s going to keep me busy for awhile. Here’s the first.

April 23rd, 2011

David Owns 3,500 Books

I was reading the bio of the David Lavin, the president & CEO of The Lavin Agency, a speakers bureau that represents some famous names, including the 400-Hour Workweek’s Timothy Ferriss, CNN’s Anderson Cooper and “Literary Legend” Margaret Atwood. In his bio Lavin catalogs some impressive achievements. He was the youngest chess master in Canada and represented the country in two…

November 30th, 2010

Head Over to the New York Times

The New York Times is positively bursting with fun and fascinating reading for publishing technologists. There’s a nifty little tablet comparison feature, which will allow you to create your own comparison chart like this one: Your chart will be larger, and might just compare the two tablets you’re lusting after the most. Keep in mind that if…

August 30th, 2010

When They Stop Printing the Bible…

…I’ll believe that the printed book is dead. When they stop printing a thousand dollar 20-volume dictionary, wisdom prevails. If you’re a cheapskate, you can buy the miniature version for five cents less than $400, and they’ll toss in the magnifying glass! Making the rounds of the blogosphere, Twittersphere and ignoramosphere today is the inaccurate…