December 1, 2011
News & Opinion: Empowered
In a couple of days, some of the 8cr staff will be heading to Austin, TX for our Author Pow Wow. There, we'll be spending a solid day and a half talking with authors and publishing industry professionals about Doing What Works. This is a key topic right now, as definition of this is as complicated as ever, with shifts in publishing formats, as well as the media to promote the work, continue at a rapid pace.
To step back a bit from the confusion, we'll begin with helping each other think about why we're even in this to begin with. Why our ideas are relevant right now, why we think they will help others, and why we should spend the time, energy, and resources on taking them from our heads into the world. The result, hopefully, will be empowered authors, filled with newly found knowledge and a sense of purpose that will create a positive effect in the world.
And for those who aren't attending, you'll get to digest what these people produce, in a number of different and interesting ways. This, of course, will empower you - to think differently about your work, and how to do it better.
2012 will be a big year for us - both as authors and readers.
Big thanks to Cave Henricks Communications, Shelton Interactive, and Greenleaf Book Group for helping us bring this event out of the cold north, to a much more comfortable (at least this time of year) Austin, TX.
We'll certainly report more here when we return.
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.