July 28, 2004

News & Opinion: Crown Business' Fall Season

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 9:24 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

As we head into the fall, we are going to make you aware of the books coming out from various imprints. We are going to start with Random House's Crown Business imprint. I think Crown is a good example of what pundits like to point to when they say that business book publishing is in bad shape. Crown only has three titles coming out this fall. Their strategy is that they are backing known authors and are betting on blockbuster hits. I am not sure if that is a right or wrong strategy, but it is hard to argue when Execution has sold over 500,000 copies. I am sure we will be talking more about each of these titles as they get closer to release. As I am writing this, Jack tells me he finished reading the galley of Confronting Reality and is going to post about it tomorrow. Update: I type too slow. Jack posted below.

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.