Extra MILE Innovators is a book-centered business for transformation that provides coaching, training and book publishing services to help authors in the Caribbean and the Diaspora to win with books.
The Authorpreneurship Journey
The First Book
The Publishing Catalyst
When Ruth wrote her first book, the writing process was therapeutic. She was surprised at the speed of her writing. She wrote almost 68,000 words in 11 days!
This book was later published by Pelican Publishers in Jamaica in January 2015. This book, “Heartache Queen Unshackled” introduced her to the world of publishing and a new gift, the ability to write books fast.
In 2018, Ruth tested the limits of her writing speed and actually wrote 20 manuscripts in one year.
Note: “Heartache Queen Unshackled” is no longer in print. It has been republished as “Unshackled Queen” and is available on Amazon.
The Second Book
First Amazon Bestseller
Ruth’s second book, “When Trees Talk” released in April 2016, became an Amazon bestseller. This time, she published it herself with the help of her new publishing partners N. D. Author Services, who helped her to publish on a tight budget without compromising quality.
This resulted in several persons approaching her for advice in writing and publishing. Subsequently, Ruth helped one of her former lecturers to publish her book, “God Has My Back.” But she was not quite ready to publish for many others.
The Fourth Book
By October 2018, Ruth’s fourth book, “Design to Win Road Map” became an Amazon bestseller. She also made a decision to use a pen name ,C. Ruth Taylor, for all subsequent publications.
Ruth used Design to Win Road Map to launch her Design to Win Academy and leveraged it to create several profitable products and services, given her the status of an Authorpreneur.
In October 2018, she became a full-time Authorpreneur and finally started offering publishing services to Indie Authors as part of her business.
In May 2020, after testing 12/30 ways she discovered to leverage a book to create profitable income streams, Ruth launched her Authorpreneur Secrets Academy.
Today, she teaches other Indie authors how to write fast, publish on a budget and leverage their books for maximum impact and income and to transform lives for generations.
It Only Takes a Spark
The group picture is that of Ruth and her book launch team in 2015, celebrating the publishing of her first book. Ruth never imagined the doors writing a book would open and the lives that would be transformed. Like the Chinese bamboo tree in EMI’s logo, Ruth has taken five years to lay the foundation for the growth of this company. Now in our 5th year, we are set to grow 90 feet tall and bring transformation to many lives.
Our Target Audience
Utilizing Ruth’s skills, expertise and experiences and working with a team of Jamaican and international freelancers, EMI serves 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.
Join our Indie Authorpreneurs Facebook Group
Ruth also established in October 2018, a private Facebook group, Indie Authorpreneurs to provide Caribbean Indie authors with the resources to win with books. For more information to win with books and win at life, subscribe to and watch her weekly Design to Win Broadcast on her author page, C. Ruth Taylor on Facebook.