The Author Pow Wow is quite an experience! Here is what some have said about it:
"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)
"As a first-time author, Pow Wow gave me access to outstanding and accomplished publishing experts and an amazing peer network. It increased my confidence, mitigated my risk of spending time on ineffective tactics, and gave me real-life strategies for sustained success in book promotion, which I still use three years after attending. I highly recommend it!"- Pamela Slim (business coach and author of Escape from Cubicle Nation: From Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur)
"It was so terrific to meet and share ideas about writing, marketing, and selling books. And with this group of extremely successful entrepreneurs we all picked each others' brains on the business of speaking and writing as a career. I learned a great deal (hey 8CR – sign me up for next year!)"
- David Meerman Scott (author of The New Rules of Marketing and PR, World Wide Rave, Marketing Lessons From the Grateful Dead, and more)
"The 8CR Author Pow Wow is a must attend event for authors and authors-to-be. Sessions presented are helpful and actionable. The small group size ensures everyone can interact and get their questions answered and can share their best (and worst) practices. Not to mention you get to connect with others who may not be presenting but who are very willing to share their smarts as well."
- Phil Gerbyshak (marketing technology strategist, turningminds.com)
“I have been in attendance every year since the Pow Wow was created and I consider it a ‘must attend’ event. In addition to participating as a speaker and panelist, I find this is the one place where everyone in the publishing community has the luxury of spending several days together, tossing back and forth ideas and sharing their knowledge. Everyone in attendances is not only willing to share their own experiences and but also to lend a hand to others going through the publishing process. It is an extraordinary experience – one of a kind.”
- Barbara Henricks (President,Cave Henricks Communications)
"I felt fortunate to be a part of this community and left the Pow-Wow totally giddy with new friends, new knowledge, and a renewed vigor to make things happen"
- John Moore author of Tribal Knowledge, owner of Brand Autopsy.
"I attended my first PowWow in 2010 and my only regret was that I had missed the previous years' events. It was a great gathering of really smart people in an intimate setting. The learning was from the leading experts in publishing, but the group was small enough that we all got a chance to meet. Execs from different houses were freely sharing information and working to develop a full picture of the industry - and how we can prosper. I can't wait for this year's PowWow!"
- Clint Greenleaf (chairman and ceo of Greenleaf Book Group)
"A remarkable learning event."
- Kevin Eikenberry (author of Remarkable Leadership)
"I found a community of people who deeply care about ideas, capacity building and how to get great books created and out into the world. The friends I made have been core to my PR campaign, everything from understand how things work to specific people who helped along the way. I got connected to some of the greatest people in the publishing industry
— from PR agents for big name authors, to the Editor of important journals in the industry. And my book would never had even reached such great people to review and recommend it I am sure. Everyone at 800CEOREAD is a gem as a person and as amazing professionals in what they do. I now count on them. I will be back every year until I stop writing.
And that is hard to imagine with such inspiring connections."
- Carol Sanford (author of The Responsible Business)
"I have to say that this was by far the BEST event I attended this year."
- Rajesh Setty (author of Beyond Code and Upbeat)
“It was a delight to be in a room full of smart people trying to get smarter.”
- Erika Andersen (author of Growing Great Employees and Being Strategic)