We had the good fortune of connecting with Arilia Winn and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Arilia, what matters most to you?
One of the principles that matters to me the most is, “Honor your family.” I take a lot of pride in my last name and the generations of families that we’ve been connected to and have postively impacted over the decades.
What should our readers know about your business?
Winn Publications LLC is a small press that helps writers win at publishing their book without the burn. We’re so excited to be the parent company of a handful of imprints, an online bookstore, and a self-publishing company.
Last year we published 14 books by 11 different authors by offering our community of writers and readers more of what they desired. Many of our authors sold over 500 books in their first week alone. Other hybrid publishing companies on our level are lucky to have authors that sell 100 books in a year.
I’m proud to say that we have created a win-win opportunity for everyone involved. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There are a group of women that I want to shout out – Kemi, Aretha, Rachel, Gia, Cree, and so many others. They have either voluntarily held positions in my company or they’ve helped me grow internally. They’ve been my lab rats and advisors so to speak. They have played critical parts in helping my book publishing company get off the ground. Some of them are my blood and some of them I’ve known half my life, but they’ve been my crutches when I got too tired and wanted to give up. They too value family and are definitely so loved and appreciated by me and mine.