Building Successful Authors


From Vern Jones, Publisher and CEO:

As a new author, unlike most authors, I actually read the contract offers I received from the traditional publishers and personally found that they didn’t offer the type of support that I knew that I needed to bring my book to its fullest potential.

As a successful serial entrepreneur, I knew I could find a better way to help new and emerging authors like myself. My research and business knowledge, led us to create Principia Media.

We have built Principia on our “Six Principles of a Meaningful Life:”

Passion

If we publish only one book a year that fits in with our community it’s a good year. Publishing isn’t our job — it’s our Passion. We truly don’t need to publish books – we want to publish outstanding stories by incredible people.

Giving

Our commitment to Giving is reflected in our commitment to donating a minimum of 20 percent of all pre-tax earnings to philanthropy. We also ask our community members to pledge to donate a portion of their own earnings to a charity of their choice.

Relationships

Our Relationships with all who we encounter shape our entire being. We recognize that nearly all great works are about those Relationships.

“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were: any mans death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee.”

–John Donne

Security

The financial, physical, and mental Security of ourselves, our loved ones, and our planet is essential to living a meaningful life.

Love

We at Principia Media are dedicated to being an inclusive publishing company. We evaluate works from authors of various faiths or no faith as long as their work is based on the universal concept of Love.

Wellness

We believe that mental and physical Wellness are essential to a meaningful life.

“He who has health has hope and he who has hope has everything.“

— Arabian Proverb.

 

Author Success Starts with Selectivity

Consultation and Evaluation:

Following the Submission, a prospective author will be contacted by a Principia staff member to arrange an interview. During this critical interview an evaluation will be made to determine the following.

  1. Does the manuscript reflect Principia’s six core values?
  2. Would the author be a valuable addition to the Principia Community?
  3. What would the manuscript require to meet our strict quality and publishing standards?
  4. What would be the targeted market and how would the author impact that market?

Publishing Process

Authors that are invited to be part of the Principia community will then be directly involved as we go through the publishing process, including editing, custom cover design, interior design, and final proofing.

Marketing

Successful authors recognize that being a new author is very similar to starting a new business. Now that we have a completed manuscript (you have developed your product), who is our target market, how do we get the product in front of the customers, and how do we convince them to purchase? Principia works with each author to help them develop a unique marketing plan.

Community Support

The concept of the Principia community allows authors to share ideas, experiences, and marketing opportunities at our annual meetings, our unique author page on the Principia website, web development opportunities, and classes for blog writing and how to use the social media. Our Community provides encouragement and support as you work your way through this new and exciting chapter in your life. 

Think you’re our type of author? Let’s talk about your book!