June 14, 2007

News & Opinion: Our favorite bald guy

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 7:07 PM – Filed under: Publishing Industry

If you're an author, you'd probably enjoy these 10 questions with our favorite bald guy.
To get you started, here's the first question:
1) With 172,000 books published in 2005 in the US alone, it seems like everyone is doing it now. Is a book still a good way to distinguish my ideas?
A book is just a vessel, something that holds your ideas. It used to be that the act of getting published was a Dip (see my new book for details). Getting through it meant something. Getting an editor to take the time and the trouble and the money to turn your book from manuscript to bookstore was not just a seal of approval, it was a source of scarcity. Because published books were relatively rare, it mattered.

On to #2.

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.