Margot Atwell is the Director of Publishing at Kickstarter, where she helps authors and publishers use the platform to build community and find support for their creative projects. Previously, Margot was Publisher at Beaufort Books, an independent publisher of fiction and non-fiction books. Margot’s writing has been published in numerous print and online publications. Her first book, The Insider’s Guide to Book Publishing Success, was published in February 2013. In 2014, she raised almost $10,000 on Kickstarter to launch Gutpunch Press and fund her second book, Derby Life: A Crash Course in the Incredible Sport of Roller Derby (2015).