The Future Of Publishing Blog by Thad McIlroy



May 20th, 2008

Is This the Future of Publishing?

I’m thrilled to have received permission to post Heidi Julavits’ short piece of creative nonfiction, “The Writers in the Silos.” It projects the future of publishing as nothing has before. I first encountered it in the September 2007 issue of Harper’s Magazine, though it was a reprint from “Creative Nonfiction Issue #31: Imagining the Future,”…

May 7th, 2008

Print is not a Burden: Useless Drivel is the Burden

An article appeared on May 5th in the New York Times called “Publisher Tested the Waters Online, Then Dove In.” In glowing terms, it recounts the apparently amazing transformation of media giant IDG from primarily a print-based magazine publisher to an online publisher. The article moved quickly onto the Times‘ most-read and most-blogged list (today…