Author Archives: Vern Jones

4 things to know about publishing your book

December 3, 2014
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I just exchanged a series of emails with one of our authors regarding an issue we needed to resolve with our printer. Our emails soon turned into a discussion of values, ideas, and other strange thoughts. As I was thinking about my response to her last message I thought: “This is kind of like having […]

Literary critic proclaims: “The Bible is horribly written”

November 7, 2014
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Who would dare write such a scathing critique? Actually, anyone who has been forced to read the book cover-to-cover. The characters are poorly developed, new characters are added without any introduction, and nearly all of the critical stories are repeated in conflicting fashion. Parts of the book are first-person historical narrative. Some even have authors […]

How do we decide which authors to publish?

June 2, 2014

#172087268 / gettyimages.com When speaking to groups about Principia the question that I am always asked is: “How do you decide which authors to publish?” Since Principia Media was incorporated, our criteria hasn’t changed. Our mission, quite simply, is to find, develop and support new and emerging authors. Irene and I have steadfastly maintained that […]

Lessons from a great mentor

December 20, 2013

This past month, I had the privilege of attending to my father during his final days. While the past 30 days were extremely taxing emotionally, physically and mentally, it was a small price to pay for the 61 years of spiritual mentoring from a man who truly lived a Christ-like life. My father, Harry Jones, […]