Author Testimonials

Success Story: Boost Your Speaking Career

Sterling Hawkins, author of Hunting Discomfort

“Publishing with Wonderwell has not just elevated my business, but my platform and the place that I speak from. I can’t get over some of the messages I’ve received from people saying, ‘I read the book.’ I’ve been trying to get in touch with some of these people for years, and now they see the book, and they’re suddenly sending me notes or contacting my speaker bureau.”

Hunting Discomfort by Sterling Hawkins
  • Entrepreneur, motivational leader, and public speaker Sterling Hawkins was a rising star who wanted to take his career to the next level by becoming an author.
  • After heavily researching his publishing options—and even rejecting several traditional publishing offers—he chose to publish with Wonderwell to retain more creative control and receive higher royalties.
  • Hunting Discomfort reached #1 on Amazon new releases in two different categories and has created new speaking opportunities for Sterling.
Sterling Hawkins

The partnership with Wonderwell was really what made my book possible.

Madeleine Shaw, author of The Greater Good

The Greater Good by Madeleine Shaw

Success Story: Create Social Impact

Brad Aronson, author of HumanKind

“Maggie and the team meshed best with my mission. I could get hands-on help and not be one of many authors.”

HumanKind by Brad Aronson
  • Brad Aronson was a first-time author who was driven to effect social change with his book. Our hybrid publishing model allowed him to channel all of his profits to the charity of his choice.
  • Raised $100,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Sold 20,000+ copies
  • Garnered 1,200+ reader reviews
  • Hit the Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller lists
  • Won the Nautilus, IBPA Benjamin Franklin, and Canadian Book Club awards
Brad Aronson

I got the sense that Maggie and the team really understood what I was trying to do and cared about it.

Steve Dennis, author of Remarkable Retail

Remarkable Retail (updated edition) by Steven Dennis

Success Story: Expand Audience Reach

Venkat Venkatraman, author of The Digital Matrix

“Writing for professional managers is daunting, especially for someone who has written mainly for an academic audience. For my maiden venture, I decided to forge a non-traditional path by working with a hybrid publisher rather than a traditional university-based press. This is because I believed in publisher Maggie Langrick’s vision to help first-time authors craft compelling books for a broader audience. And I am so pleased that I chose this avenue.”

The Digital Matrix (updated edition) by Venkat Venkatraman
  • Sold translation rights to publishers in India, China, South Korea, and Vietnam
  • Created Boston University course based on book
  • Invited to speak at conferences in Australia, South Korea, and the United Arab Emirates, among others
  • Updated edition is slated for release in spring 2023
Venkat Venkatraman

The entire team did a great job of keeping us on track and making sure we achieved our goal of having a book for the spring conference season!

Edie Goldberg, co-author of The Inside Gig

The Inside Gig by Edie Goldberg and Kelly Steven-Waiss

Success Story: Promote Expertise

Dr. Vanessa Lapointe, author of Discipline Without Damage and Parenting Right From the Start
“I could not have written the book without the editorial coaching and support along the way.”
Discipline Without Damage by Dr. Vanessa Lapointe
  • Since its publication in 2016, Discipline Without Damage by Dr. Vanessa Lapointe has achieved bestseller status in Canada, and she has developed a loyal following in Australia as a parenting expert.
  • Her follow-up, Parenting Right From the Start, is a Benjamin Franklin Award silver winner.
  • Sold translation rights to publishers in Germany and Hungary
Vanessa Lapointe
You can be such an established thought leader, but there’s something about a book—especially a really good book with the help of Wonderwell—that elevates what’s possible for you and your brand and creates the credibility to take you to the next level, and that’s what Free and Clear has done for me.
Shira Miller, author of Free and Clear

Free and Clear by Shira Miller

Success Story: Celebrate a Brand Milestone

John Fluevog, author of FLUEVOG: 50 Years of Unique Soles for Unique Souls

Iconic shoe designer John Fluevog has been creating wild and wonderful footwear for rebels and rock stars for fifty years. What better way to give back to Fluevogers around the world than with a stunning coffee table book chronicling the story of his life and work?

Fluevog by John Fluevog
  • Full color hardcover coffee table edition and fixed-layout ebook in bookstores across North America
  • VIP edition created exclusively for sale in Fluevog stores
  • Alcuin Society Book Design Award winner
John Fluevog

Thank you to the team for keeping us on track and providing excellent guidance and editorial support.

Dr. Sayeh Zielke, author of One Heart, Five Habits

One Heart, Five Habits by Dr. Sayeh Zielke

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