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Viki you have had so many careers in your life, tell us how you evolved into publishing?
I have been an entrepreneur since I started a neighborhood newspaper when I was eight years old. I came by it naturally. My father was a barnstormer, and then a glider pilot in the Air Force. His sense of adventure was one of the many things I adored about him and soon emulated.
I developed a national ad agency when I was in my mid-20’s, and was acquired three years later. My clients, many Fortune 100 companies, requested my services in the area of change management and process reengineering with their teams. This became a great career that took me all over the globe for over 25 years.
Coaching executives and teams fueled a desire to give back to my fellow coaches and entrepreneurs. It started with one community where coaches could find everything they needed, and quickly parlayed into two global communities, three magazines, broadcast venues, and then Expert Insights Publishing, producing six best-selling books and over 300 best-selling authors in the first year of business.
What do you look for in authors to publish?
I believe everyone has a book or several books in them. It is not just an honor, but a responsibility to get your unique message within, out to the world. No one else can, as only you can share your message that will become your personal legacy.
We wanted to figure out a process where we can help people become authors easily so they’re not scared off like I initially was by the time, the energy, the effort, or the money it takes to publish your book.
We put together a compilation book series—a collaborative book, much like Chicken Soup for the Soul, where we interview you for your best ideas so readers can use them to improve their lives and get inspired. We provide a total turn-key, done-for-you process that makes it quick and easy to be published in a bestseller.
After over 1,300 personal interviews with visionaries and experts worldwide over the last few years, we have built special relationships to attract top-of-mind household name authorities to join us as book contributors and promoters and we share that advantage with you.
When you do what you love, and you do it in the company of visionaries and household names, you become an instant expert in your field.
As you know Devin, we also publish individuals' books, as we did for you in your Bestseller, True Age, Timeless beauty.
Congratulations on the EIPPY awards, please give us more details on that and this event.
At this annual event top experts from across the globe join us to honor our authors. It is the event and experience of a lifetime. This year it is held in conjunction with the largest Hot air Balloon Fiesta in the nation, in New Mexico, Oct 3-5. All the exciting details can be found at Extravaganxa 2013.
We also honor author through induction into www.BestsellingAuthorsInternational.org. Some of the top authors of our time, and newly discovered writers are members, including you Devin!
You and I share a love for Shih-Tzus and I got my Elvis from you many years ago which brought us together as friends. I'm thinking of putting a book together on Romeo and giving the proceeds to help animal rescue, perhaps you can publish it?
I would love to create yet another bestseller for you Devin. And I love the subject, Romeo, and the fact that proceeds will go to such a good cause. We donate a portion of the proceeds from all of our books to charity, and it is rewarding beyond words for everyone involved.
What advice can you give to authors out there?
Follow your passion and live in your bliss. Then share it with the world as your contribution to life, and there is no better way to do this than in a book! Your story and your legacy will live on forever.
I was a part of "Wounded, Survived, Thrive" tell us how this project has touched so many women around the world.
In this book, women shared their deepest wounds on every level that a women can feel and experience. Then they shared the way they survived their personal torment and turned the experience into triumph and a thriving life. Thank you so much for your moving story Devin.
The lessons learned from these stories of women who overcame extreme adversity, took the power back over their own story, and became victorious has inspired woman around the world to do the same.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book were donated to V-Day: Active in 81 countries, V-Day works to end violence against women and girls.
What do you hope to achieve with publishing in the future?
My mission is to give authors a voice and a platform on which to stand.
Through our signature, inexpensive publishing, and marketing services, we will continue to help authors publish and promote their works more effectively and connect to readers in a uniquely efficient system to share their creativity, and personal and professional stories with the world.