Thad McIlroy

Thad McIlroy


Thad McIlroy is an electronic publishing analyst and author based in San Francisco and Vancouver, BC. His site, The Future of Publishing, is the most in-depth on the industry. McIlroy provides consulting services to publishing and media companies, including Apple Computer, Microsoft, Pearson and Xerox.

With over thirty years of experience in the publishing industry (including five years as Program Director for Seybold Seminars), McIlroy is a well-established expert in the technology and marketing issues surrounding electronic publishing, color imaging and the Internet. He has authored a dozen books and over 200 articles on these subjects. McIlroy is on the editorial board of the journal Learned Publishing and the Canadian literary journal, Geist.


Market Broadway South
Moderated by:
Thad McIlroy (
Philip Downer (Front of Store), Jeremy LeBard (ReadCloud), Jack McKeown (Books & Books Westhampton Beach)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
The focus of the bookselling session is not just U.S. but worldwide. The objective: to take inventory of where both online and bricks & mortar stands today, along with some trendlines for the next 12-24 months. Read more.
Market Chelsea
Thad McIlroy (, Praveen Madan (Keplers2020, Booksmith)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Silicon Valley’s iconic bookstore Kepler’s just launched a project to transition to a next-generation literary venture. In this interview, Praveen Madan, the leader of Keplers2020 will address the following questions: Why do people still care about community bookstores? Why re-invent a community bookstore? Is radical change needed? Is it necessary? Read more.
Manage Astor Ballroom
Moderated by:
Sophie Rochester (The Literary Platform)
Christophe Maire (txtr), Thad McIlroy (, Brian Rich (Catalyst Investors), Valla Vakili (Small Demons), Henrik Werdelin (Prehype)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
This panel of venture capitalists, private equity funders, publishing startups and established publishers whose growth was made possible through equity investments will share their experiences, offer advice to others in the same boats, and discuss the pros and cons of publishers and investors working together. Read more.
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Ingram Content Group
  • codeMantra
  • Impelsys Inc.
  • SPi Global
  • Baker & Taylor
  • Blackboard
  • Bowker
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Innodata
  • Jouve North America
  • MarkLogic
  • Newgen KnowledgeWorks
  • Océ North America
  • Temis
  • Aptara
  • Atex
  • LibreDigital
  • Media Services Group
  • MarkLogic
  • Smashwords, Inc.

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