I am passionate about helping people publish their story, message, instructions, collection, or whatever God has downloaded in their spirit to impact the lives of others. I believe that we all have a story and that our life experiences were not just for us, but were divinely allowed for us to go through and overcome to help someone else. I also believe that when we tell our truth out loud, we free ourselves and heal on deeper levels, while giving others permission to do the same.
After learning about a free resource to publish my second book in 2010, I was called upon to support several aspiring authors in their self-publishing process. However, it wasn’t until 2014 when I was writing my third book, an illustrated reference guide about ‘how to self-publish,’ that I decided to become a publisher and create Inspired 4 U Publications as an imprint of my LLC, Inspired 4 U Ministries. I had a publishing platform that I loved and intended on using to publish all my future books and the books of those who required my help in publishing theirs. Plus my third book under my new imprint was going to provide the option for aspiring authors to learn step-by-step how to do it themselves. Microscopic Truth: The main reason why I wrote the book was because people wanted my time, knowledge and services for free draining me for free information and services, so I decided to put the information in a detailed book that they could easily afford and opt to provide services for those who were willing to pay me to do the work for them.
What I’ve come to realize is that many people have a book in them, bursting to get out (or know of someone who does), but they get stuck in the how and next. They are unaware of the free and low cost resources available that make it possible to achieve their dream of publishing their work. I am passionate about informing aspiring authors and would be writers that self-publishing is empowering, economical, easy, and expeditious. How passionate am I? Passionate enough to write the book, “How to Self-publish in Excellence within 10-Days: A step-by-step guide to self-publishing via CreateSpace.”
I was initially in deep resistance when I first started serving in this area and had no desire to become a publisher. I was just happy I found a way to publish my books and maintain total control. Nut after self-publishing six of my seven book and helping several others with their process, I know that I am gifted to assist people in presenting themselves in authentic, professional excellence. I am owning this gift and taking inspired right action to brand my publishing services as an entity in its own right an no longer just a blurb on my main website.
Jo Anne Meekins - Founder * Author