Our Origin

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
VERN JONES, PUBLISHER AND CEO

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We exist to tell stories in thought-provoking ways to change our world for the better.

Values

Who are we, 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.

Our Team

Vern Jones

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.

Irene Jones

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.

Dirk Wierenga

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.

Julie Hurley

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.

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