Winn Publications - a social institution with commitments to making a positive impact in the book publishing community.

Our Commitments

Winn Publications stands as a pillar of commitment within the book publishing community, dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive literary landscape. Our mission is to bridge a life-changing connection between authors and readers by championing diversity and weaving impactful narratives into the fabric of storytelling, while advocating for authors. We are steadfast in our commitment to empowering the Creative Community by providing a platform for voices that reflect the rich mosaic of our society. We promote the joy of reading and writing, believing that these are fundamental to personal growth and community enrichment. Our tailored support for authors, from manuscript to market, ensures that every story has the opportunity to be told and heard. At Winn Publications, we are not just publishing books; we are building a community that celebrates the power of words to inspire, connect, and transform.

Diversity

We are committed to seeking out and publishing diverse voices in the publishing industry, including authors from underrepresented backgrounds, to ensure that a wide range of perspectives and experiences are represented in our books.

Empowering the Creative Community

Winn Publications stands out for its commitment to empowering creative expression. We believe that every story matters and deserves to be shared. Our mission is to provide aspiring authors with the resources, guidance, and support they need to bring their stories to life.

Promoting the Joy of Reading & Writing

Partnering with colleges, schools and teachers who believe in the power of reading, writing and comprehension and making it fun by using our imaginations to create a short story.  We provide customized programs to get your students excited about reading by teaching them the history of storytelling and then we practice it!  

Tailored Support

No two writing journeys are the same. We take pride in offering tailored support and guidance to each author, recognizing their unique strengths, challenges, and aspirations. Whether it’s manuscript feedback, publishing advice, or marketing strategies, we are dedicated to helping authors succeed on their terms.

Our commitments in action

At Winn Publications, our commitments are not just words on paper; they are the driving force behind everything we do. We put our mission into practice by actively seeking out and promoting diverse voices, ensuring that our publishing catalog reflects the multifaceted experiences of our world. We support our authors through every step of their journey, providing them with the resources and guidance they need to bring their stories to life. Our community engagement efforts are designed to foster a love of reading and writing, connecting readers with the transformative power of literature. Through our actions, we strive to make a tangible impact on the book publishing community, championing diversity, empowering creative expression, and celebrating the enduring magic of storytelling.

Winn Publications and Winn Publications' Author Kendéll Lenice sponsored an anthology that was a tribute to mothers - Released in April 2024

Our goal was to give a diverse group of writers a chance to be published and connect with each other and readers over something we all have, a mother.

What I’ve Learned About and From My Mother Through My Personal Journey as Her Child” is a collection of personal stories and reflections that explore the profound impact mothers have on their children’s lives. Each chapter takes readers on a journey through the ups and downs of motherhood, highlighting the invaluable wisdom passed down from generation to generation.

Through heartfelt anecdotes and relatable experiences, this book celebrates the enduring bond between mother and child. From moments of tenderness and affection to challenges that test resilience, these stories capture the essence of maternal love and guidance.

Read more about this book here. 

Renaissance Reads shelved books by self-published authors via our consignment online bookstore from September 2020 to June 2024

Our goal was to support over 3 million self-published author.

Renaissance Reads only shelved books by Winn Publications’ authors and self-published authors. With over 3 million self-published authors out there, and very few to none bookstores supporting them, Renaissance Reads filled in that gap. Renaissance Reads stood with the publishing part of our company, Winn Publications’ mission to amplify indie authors’ voices. We did this by creating opportunities for them to sell their books and get in front of their readers. When they placed their books on our “digital” bookshelf, we shared their book on the sales page, added their book to our online and printed catalog, and made some of them available for purchase at the Sunshine Handmade Market and all events that we hosted or attended throughout the years.

Spotlighted Self-Published Authors, their books and their message From Sept. 2020 to June 2024

Our goal was to support self-published authors.

Winn Publications migrated all of our author interviews to Renaissance Read’s (formerly W.E. Bookstore Online) blog to amplify the author’s voices. Whether they choose to include their books on our bookshelves or not, the opportunity was opened to all self-published authors. We hoped that by making this service free, more authors would take advantage of the opportunity to get in front of our readers and potentially sell a book. 

Winn Publications CEO and FOUnder Arilia Winn sponsored an anthology about healthy relationships- Released in Aug. 2023

The goal was to give a diverse group of writers a chance to be published and connect with each other and readers

If you are tired of feeling disconnected and searching for a genuine, fulfilling relationship, we 100% get you! “Seeking Connections: An Anthology to Finding the Right People,” was lovingly crafted by a team of insightful authors: Anastasia, Nyasiah Floyd-Hamilton, Leah Holamon, Stephanie Ellison, Kellier Zeigler, Samantha Barbic, Sandyi Offermann, Raquel Masco, Fabrienne Trebizo, Arilia Winn, and Gloria Jaramillo!

“Seeking Connections” is your secret guide to unlock the door to meaningful relationships, be it in the realm of romance or friendship. It’s a warm and inviting space where you’ll find invaluable insights and strategies to navigate the sometimes confusing world of social connections. Trust your instincts! Learn how to spot those red flags and gracefully dodge toxic relationships that can drain your energy and shake your self-esteem. Embrace the power of setting boundaries and nurturing those beautiful relationships that uplift and support your growth.

Read more about this book here

Hosted The Sunshine Handmade Market, a Traveling pop-up shop in Southern California From May 2021 to April 2022

Our goal was to support local Small Businesses, Creators, Makers, Authors, and Visual Artists.

The Sunshine Handmade Market was a handmade market hosted by Renaissance Reads, formerly W.E. Bookstore in Southern California. With a mission of loving our neighbors, SHM created opportunities for small businesses, creators, makers, authors and artists to showcase and sell their products/services. It also gave shoppers a chance to shop with small mom and pop shops and support a families dream. We had pop-up shops in a new location once a month in Southern California. Our biggest event was in San Diego, California where we had over 30 people in attendance and over 25 vendors. 

Business to Business Program Collaboration: "Writing with miss winn- Coping with trauma through expressive writing" From Feb. 2021 to June 2021

Our goal was to support survivors of trauma through turning their story into a book, a blog, or a journal.

From AndIStand.org, it was, “A unique opportunity for the community in the form of an educational collaborative effort between And I Stand and Winn Publications [ that was ] set to make a positive impact! Founder and Publisher, Arilia Winn of Winn Publications LLC. and Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Jayco McCowan of And I Stand… developed an virtual educational writing program titled, “Writing with Miss Winn: Coping with Trauma Through Expressive Writing”.

Learn more here at AndIStand.Org 

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