September 1, 2011

News & Opinion: The Author Pow Wow

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 5:00 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Join us this December 4, 5, and 6th in Austin, TX for the 2011 Author Pow Wow.



This year’s Author Pow Wow encourages authors to do what works. Sounds simple, right? Well, with all of the technological advances and social media opportunities available for authors, the publishing landscape is anything but simple, and we want to help you make the right choices, both before and after you publish. Learn from our experts what works in the marketplace, choose for yourself what works for you, and then do that work with renewed energy and enthusiasm.

The Author Pow Wow will not only provide you with all the knowledge you need to do what works, but will also connect you to the people who can help you in the process. During an intimate and intensive two days, authors, soon-to-be authors, publishers, publicists, marketers, agents, speaking experts, social media strategists, and business people who have great ideas to share, gather, listen, converse, and leave more informed and better at what they do. Knowledge and insight are gained, partnerships form, deals get made, and connections are built that lead to possibilities never before imagined.

Hosted since 2005 by 800-CEO-READ at various locations in Chicago and Milwaukee, this year we leave the cold Midwest winter behind and head to sunny Austin, TX, and the historic Driskill Hotel. Also in the works is a group dinner at the amazing Salt Lick BBQ. More info on panels and presentations forthcoming, but expect a broad overview of perspectives from key people in the industry.

*Starting today, we’re offering a special deal to those who reserve a space early. Before September 16, registration is $750. After September 16, the price goes up to $995. Grab the deal while you can.

Don’t just take our word about what a great event this is. Read what authors Chris Guillebeau and Sally Hogshead had to say:

"Why go to an 8CR Pow-Wow? Simply put: there's no other event like it. Where else can you talk book strategy with other authors, receive direct input from publishers, and - but wait, there's more - meet the folks who run the world's best business book distributorship? The gang in Milwaukee puts on a good show... make the time to attend!" - Chris Guillebeau, (author of The Art of Non-Conformity)

"My first year attending the 800-CEO-READ Author Pow Wow, I met the agents who changed the course of my career. The next year, I met the team who helped me launch and promote my next book, Fascinate. Last year, I gained the very specific insights that are helping to catapult my business in new ways. This event isn't just about authoring business books-- this is the must-attend conference for anyone dedicated to big ideas, high expectations, and long-lasting results." - Sally Hogshead (author of Fascinate)

We look forward to seeing you in Austin in December!

More info on our Author Pow Wow can be found at