March 16, 2010

News & Opinion: The Future of Publishing

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 7:52 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Everyone either has the answer, or is trying to find it. For myself, I'm pretty interested in the presence of publishing - what's happening right now. There's a lot of cool stuff happening; great books, great online stuff, great creativity and ideas exploding all around us.

So go on, preach about things dying and changing and technology and paper and content and people and following. But watch this first, and realize that maybe it's all ok just moving along organically:

It's not that things aren't changing. It's that maybe they will anyway, regardless of what we say or do, and we don't have to try to prove so hard that they will, and that we don't need to have all the answers as to how they will do so.

Thanks for the perspective DK!

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.