Margot Atwell

Margot Atwell is the Director of Publishing at Kickstarter and has worked in publishing since 2003. She is also a freelance editor and book reviewer, and has written for publications such as Publishers Weekly and Publishing Perspectives. She is the publisher of Gutpunch Press and author of Derby Life and The Insider’s Guide to Publishing Success.

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How to Use Crowdfunding to Connect with Readers

Publishers have been raising funds from the reading community for centuries, dating back at least to the seventeenth century, when a subscription model was used to produce works of literature such as the first illustrated edition of Milton’s Paradise Lost. In the last decade, crowdfunding has gone digital, and become a major source of funding for creative projects. Even more than raising money, crowdfunding can be an incredible way to connect with a community that will love a book, even before that book is made.

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