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Publishing Vyiha first ebook: Paolo Garizio on how to reverse nearsightedness

April 6, 2013

Paolo Garizio has been working as a Personal Functional Training for more than ten years around Northern Italy. From his first days in this competitive market, he approached training not only with the target of improving physical performance but also with the idea of helping his clients to leverage on the emotional benefits (such as increase of self-esteem) that always come with a continuos exercise routine.

When he found out that, different from common and accepted beliefs, the main cause of nearsightedness boiled down to muscular stress triggered by incorrect habits in using our eyes, he started to research the topic with the aim of finding a natural way to change such habits. The result of his personal research is what he calls “Vision training”, a series of exercises dedicated to our eyes and meant to re-establish the natural flexibility of our eye muscles, somehow lost because of lack of movements (e.g. fixing a computer display for a long time every day).

When we met Paolo Garizio to discuss his project to write a book on his topic of research he was wearing glasses. When we met him again six months later, he arrived at the meeting without any glasses nor contact lens: he was “completely healed”, as he said, thank to implementing the series of the fast and effective exercises he designed for helping his eyes to regain the lost flexibility.

“Heal your vision” is the outcome of his researches and the first ebook that Vyiha has published under the series of health wellbeing. We are, of course, extremely excited to launch this ebook as it is a great example of not only a topic similar to those Vyiha will publish in the future but also a relationship with an author born and grown on the way Vyiha expects to be, with continuous feed-backs on both sides and with the author 100% focused on writing the book and with the publishing company doing all the rest, from editing to formatting to distributing and promoting the work done.

We hope this positive experience will set up the stage for the upcoming ebooks with new authors. As Paolo Garizio put it in a recent communication, “Vyiha’s support has been extremely helpful to use my time efficiently, permitting me to work on a book without putting aside my activity of Personal Functional Trainer and without making me think about the thousand technical details that always accompany the publishing of an ebook. Rather, the time I have saved in the process has been invested in a new book, now a project already in discussion with the team of Vyiha Publishing”.

We will follow closely the growth of “Healing your vision” in our distribution channels and in our website, working hard to transform his words into a publishing success.

Publishing services brought to authors: Vyiha is born

March 12, 2013
Almost two years ago I was stuck in the middle while trying to publish my own book. As all authors entering the self-publishing word for the first time, I was spending my spare time in doing researches on which service I should have bought to bring my work to the market.
Several considerations were made in the decision making process, from the fairness of the price charged by some of the companies out there to taxation details. Soon I arrived to the conclusion that, being a non-US resident and having most of the companies offering publishing and digital distribution services in USA, if I’d wanted to self-publish my book, I would have needed to invest quite a bit considering either the service costs to be afforded in the distribution step or the withholding taxes that I would have eventually incurred had I decided to buy services from one of those companies.
I listened with profound empathy therefore when I heard similar stories from wanna-be authors having troubles in their decision making process and were, as myself, stuck in the middle.
The dilemma was the same for everybody: buy services from companies giving up a big part of the revenues (through high service fees) or trying to do everything on our own risking to lose ourselves in technical and management details?
As an increased amount of unknown authors seemed to have the same problem, we decided to meet one day in Hong Kong.
I will never forget that day. The weather was an atypical pleasant sunny day, perfect for an open air meeting in one of the cozy bars in Central Soho.
We were a group of five in that first meeting, all with our own soon-to-be-published book manuscript in our hands and all eager to find an alternative solution for self-published non-US resident authors. After a couple of hours of discussions, we understood that the best solution would have been to put together our variegate skill sets and to create our own publishing company.
We decided together to call the new small publishing house Vyiha, a name that carries no meaning but, when written, always looks the same however it is turned. We took this fact as a symbol of the business model we founded Vyiha upon: the way we achieve our goal is only making sure authors working with us achieve theirs. In other words, while working together we will have different roles, the aim will be nonetheless towards the same target which is having the books published through us reaching the highest number of people.
It took almost two years to build Vyiha and to fine-tune our publishing process, from the book creation until the follow-up in the promotion campaign and, in the meantime, our get together in Central Soho grew in size and number.
Nowadays, we are sure more than the first time we met that more and more authors have found difficulties in the self-publishing process solutions offered so far in the market and they are now looking for “something new”.
Today Vyiha is born and would like to be the “something new” missing out there.
Find us at www.vyiha.com