Meet Publisher: Mac McCarthy

Based in the San Francisco Bay area, Mac McCarthy is founding publisher of

The founding editor of IDG Books, creator of the Dummies series of books, Mac previously ran reviews at InfoWorld — and was president and publisher of WPI, an IDG business unit that created the first online-only tech pub, SunWorld,JavaWorld and LinuxWorld. He also blogs about winetasting. Email Mac with questions, comments, queries and fine wine recommendations at

Mac McCarthy

  • Tracy Brien

    Congratulations, you just picked up the *BEST* — Mac has been my hero for years!

  • Jeremy

    It’s so great to have you on the team, Mac!