Thad McIllroy

The digital revolution has written a nail-biting new chapter for book publishers. E-books are overtaking their paper-bound counterparts as bookstores vanish and inflicts unrelenting price pressure on a time-honored trade.

For all the upheaval, however, little has changed at Milwaukee-based Henschel HAUS Publishing Inc.

"Regardless whether it's an e-book, a print book or an audiobook, it still needs to be edited, it still needs formatting, it still needs a compelling cover," said Kira Henschel, the one-woman founder, owner, agent, editor and writing coach of the 12-year-old publishing house.

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