Margot Atwell's new book is Derby Life: Stories, Advice & Wisdom from the Roller Derby World. She's launching a Kickstarter project to raise funds to publish this book. Click the book cover to support the campaign!

Sample cover for Derby Life book. Check out the Kickstarter for this book by clicking the cover!

Sample cover for Derby Life book. Check out the Kickstarter for this book by clicking the cover!

This book should be required reading for every publisher and author.
— Steve Harrison, Bestseller Blueprint
A how-to book that belongs on many shelves.
— Kirkus Reviews
Published in 2013 by Beaufort Books.

Published in 2013 by Beaufort Books.

The publishing industry is changing rapidly, and there are more options for authors than ever before. Should you find an agent and search for a traditional publishing deal or consider self-publishing? Should you print hardcover copies or opt for an ebook-only launch? Should you hire a publicist?

This easy-to-read, nuts-and-bolts guide covers everything from what to look for in a contract to how many copies to print. Some of the topics covered are choosing a publishing strategy, the editorial process, design, printing, sales and distribution, marketing and publicity.

Margot Atwell co-wrote The Insider's Guide to Book Publishing Success with Eric Kampmann as a guide for authors who are interested in publishing their work and learning more about the publishing industry.

Schlitz the miniature schnauzer helps with the final proofing. It's always good to have an extra set of eyes on your work!

Schlitz the miniature schnauzer helps with the final proofing. It's always good to have an extra set of eyes on your work!