The Future Of Publishing Blog by Thad McIlroy



January 16th, 2010

Amazon will Not go Quietly or Quickly

A fine blog post from Joe Esposito that I wish I’d written…a small excerpt: Empires, by definition, begin their decline at their peak. Today Amazon bestrides the publishing world like Caesar, and it may seem far-fetched to think of this company slipping from its dominant position. There is some doubt, however, that Amazon can continue…

December 15th, 2009

Latest eBook Sales

The IDPF (International Digital Publishing Forum) has released its October sales figures and the records continue to be broken. As noted in an email to IDPF members: eBook sales statistics for October 2009 have been released from the Association of American Publishers (AAP) who collects these statistics in conjunction with the IDPF. Trade eBook sales…

October 23rd, 2009

A VERY Strong Quarter From Amazon; Kindle Sales Still a Mystery

My colleague Mark Anderson calls the company “Amazin’” and I often think he’s calling it straight. The company yesterday announced its third-quarter results, and financially, they’re stupendous: Net sales increased 28% to $5.45 billion in the third quarter, compared with $4.26 billion in third quarter 2008. Net income increased 68% to $199 million in the…