Letter From The CEO
As a new author, unlike most authors, I actually read the contract offers I received from the traditional publishers. I found that they didn’t offer the type of support I knew 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.
– VERN JONES, PUBLISHER AND CEO
“We exist to tell stories in thought-provoking ways to change our world for the better.”
Who we are, at the core
We are full of passion.
We are committed to giving back.
We esteem relationships.
We create security for ourselves and others.
We prize mental and physical wellness.
We demonstrate love in our words and deeds.
We are storytellers.
"Since we were true novices in the writing world, we consider our introduction to Vern Jones and Dirk Wierenga at Principia Media as a well-timed blessing. Their willingness to advise and help us through the process of fine tuning, editing, and publishing the book was a gift we cherish more each day."
"Principia Media is unique in the business. Their word is their bond. It's a lean, flexible and professional approach to publishing allows the author full control of his/her product. I couldn't be happier with Principia Media."
"I found success with Principia Media and I'm pleased they accepted my manuscript and worked with me throughout the publishing process. They cared about me as an author and a person."
PUBLISHING & CEO
Vern is a multi-business entrepreneur with a passion for storytelling and bringing truth to light. A student of the sciences, he has since become an author, publisher, and speaker, not to mention golfer, hiker, scuba diver, water skier, and proud owner of the Portuguese Water Dog named D.B. Cooper. Vern lives with his wife Irene in Michigan.
DIRECTOR OF CONTENT COORDINATION
With experience in sales and publishing for over 15 years, Irene has served as content coordinator at Principia since 2011. Raised in Michigan, Irene has always been grateful for her beautiful family and strong daughters. Irene works closely with our team to choose the right authors and stories for our audience.
DIRECTOR OF PUBLISHING SERVICES
After selling his own publishing house with over 200 published titles, Dirk joined the Principia team to help craft new stories. He brings 30 years of publishing and filmmaking experience to the table and has a background in corporate communications.
DIRECTOR OF MEDIA RELATIONS
Julie has worked with Principia Media since 2011 and oversees online ordering and web content in addition to managing media requests. Originally from Michigan, she has an extensive background in media relations and journalism studies. She is a contributing author to The Kili Summit Club: One Family’s Climb to the Roof of Africa and has herself summited Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. St. Helens.