About EMI

The Birth of EMI

The Original EMI Team, Book Launch, March 2015

Turning Tragedy into Triumph

After Cameka “Ruth” Taylor experienced a devastating relational crisis in 2014, she felt commissioned by God to go the extra mile with the “extra time” given to her. This was the birth of Extra MILE Innovators.

In January 2015, Ruth registered EMI as a personal development and book publishing business in Jamaica. Her vision was to write and speak to transform lives, one heart at a time, in Jamaica and around the world, using the tools that transformed her life.

Within a year after her relational crisis (a broken engagement), in January 2015, Ruth published her memoir, “Heartache Queen Unshackled” and has since then published many other books for herself and other Independent Caribbean authors. Two of her books became Amazon bestsellers (When Trees Talk and Design to Win Road Map).


In July 2018, Ruth embraced full-time entrepreneurship and stepped out in faith to become an Authorpreneur. After being pressed by friends she had been helping for free to publish their books, Ruth began offering publishing services to Indie Authors as a viable business.


Today, EMI is a book-centered business for transformation that provides coaching, training and book publishing services.

We serve Indie authors, senior leaders, educators and non-profit organizations, teaching them how to write, publish and leverage books to achieve their mission and vision, launch or scale their business, ministry or organization and create sustainable income.

We also help pre-and early retirees to write and retire right, that is to make their retirement years happier and fruitful with books.


Since 2015, EMI has forged partnerships with various freelancers and author service providers in Jamaica and internationally, including (N.D. Author Services) to publish books affordably.

We leverage these partnerships, along with Ruth’s skills and experiences to help Indie authors with a dream and limited cash to publish their books and teach them how to become winning author–entrepreneurs (authorpreneurs).


EMI believes that books are essential in helping people to live purposeful, productive and profitable lives for the glory of God and the good of humanity. 


Check out our blog and join our private Facebook group, Indie Authorpreneurs for support and resources to win with books. 

Subscribe to C. Ruth Taylor’s  Design to Win YouTube channel and listen to her weekly Design to Win Broadcast where she shares authorpreneurs secrets and life winning keys to soar to new heights and win at life.

Email Ruth at ruthtaylor@extramileja.com  if you need coaching today to transform your life or to write and publish a quality book quickly and efficiently.