April 15, 2005

News & Opinion: Links for our author (and would-be author) audience

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 3:23 PM – Filed under: Publishing Industry

I have a couple of links for our author audience. They both deal with self-publishing.
The first is from Forbes. The magazine featured Ellen Sabin and Water Can Publishing a few issues ago. When she shopped the book, all the publishers said it cost too much to produce ($20). She went ahead and did it herself. She has sold 12,000 copies. The big lessons from her story are she understands the power of bulk sales (she has sold to Fleet, Citigroup, and the New York Knicks) and she is leveraging every opportunity she gets.
The second is a post from Signal vs. Noise. Jason is asking readers about their perception of self-publishing. There are currently 26 comments, all outstanding I think.

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.