This was an interesting arrival in my Inbox this afternoon. has created an infographic on the history of publishing, starting with cave paintings and ending with Amazon first reporting ebook sales outnumbering print book sales. Ah, I still remember the feeling of triumph on that day!

There’s an adorable picture of an early Macintosh computer. I didn’t own that one, but I owned one of its predecessors.

Of course, they did have one major oversight. TeleRead wasn’t mentioned as one of the blogs in the “rise of news and information blogs.” Considering we pre-dated most of the ones listed, it would have been nice to see it on the graphic, but perhaps that’s hubris talking.

Anyway, enjoy the walk down publishing memory lane.

history of publishing


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