The Future Of Publishing Blog by Thad McIlroy



April 25th, 2011

Hated the Book. Loved the Kindle

From the “You Can’t Please all of the People all of the Time” department: The book in question is the Booker Award-winning The Sea, by John Banville. Most of the 142 customer reviews on Amazon are positive, but those who dislike the book are vocal. Among the negative headlines: Dull as toothpaste This won an…

September 16th, 2010

Just in Time: An Expert on the Future of Books

Phew! That was close. Just yesterday I read on Simon Pulman’s Transmythology blog (Story, Branded Entertainment & Transmedia) that “It is a given that 90% of books purchased will be digitally downloaded.” Today I learned from an “expert” that “the book is here to stay.” Professor Clingham is a professor of English — clearly not…