Marilyn Ross is a self-publishing pioneer. Over the last three decades, she has helped thousands of authors sell millions of books through About Books, Inc., a company she co-founded in 1977. An internationally acclaimed self-publishing authority, she has bee noted and quoted in a host of publications including U.S. News & World Report, Publishers Weekly, The Los Angeles Times, Writer's Digest, Chicago Daily Herald, The New York Times and Newsweek. Entrepreneur magazine dubbed her as a "trend tracker."
In 1996, Marilyn co-launched the Small Publishers Association of North America (SPAN) that became the second largest such organization in the world.
Her invigorating style has helped authors successfully write, publish and market their own books. With an intimate knowledge of the joys and frustrations of being an author, Marilyn has written and self-published fifteen books of her own - five of which were later sold to major trade publishers. Today, she is often called upon to be a speaker at various writing and publishing conferences.