The Future Of Publishing Blog by Thad McIlroy


December 12th, 2010

Video Presentation

Talking with Rüdiger Wischenbart about the impact of COVID-19 on the U.S. publishing industry. Talking with the energetic and amazing Joanna Penn about AI, Mixed Reality, Machine Learning And More. A presentation on metadata a couple of years ago. Metadata that matters – Maximizing your online sales from ePubDirect on Vimeo. Here is Rory McIlroy….

December 12th, 2010

The Future of Ebooks

March 15, 2018 The explosion of self-publishing has flooded the web with a great many sites explaining how it works, and discuss the ebook industry at length. AuthorEarnings is a great source of insight and analysis. Follow Paul Biba, on Twitter @paulkbiba to get notice of his weekly “eBook, eLibrary, eMuseum and ePublishing news compilation for week.”…

December 11th, 2010

Public Speaking

Over the last twenty-five years Thad McIlroy has been a featured keynote speaker at seminars and conferences relating to the publishing industry across the U.S. and Canada and around the world. He also creates presentations for individual clients, both for senior management and for specialized workgroups. As a book publishing consultant focused also on the broader issues that impact…

December 11th, 2010


“Thad’s years of experience in the field and forward thinking combined to make a presentation that will allow our member to stay relevant and acquire the skills they need.” — Stacy Masucci, Publishing Professionals Society of the Capital Region of New York, May, 2018 “Five of the publishing industry’s best known technology consultants have formed…

December 11th, 2010


For expert witness services see this page. My bio is here. I am an electronic publishing consultant, analyst and author, and principal of The Future of Publishing. Since 1988, I’ve 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…