Today we’re talking with author and president of Starr Books, Brian Starr. This is what he has to say:
Tell us about your self-published books and where they are available.
I have 50 self-published books. There are series’ based on Saints, Knights, Travel Journals, and Priests. Most of my books are based on genealogy and research I have done. They are available on Kindle, Kobo books, jexbo, Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.com, Lulu.com, Xlibris.com and on my website at BrianDStarr.com.
Why did you decide to self-publish?
So far I have not had an offer from a publisher or book agent and decided this information needed to be made public. I have made some money in royalties so far and hope for more customers.
What was your biggest challenge to overcome in self-publishing your book and why?
The biggest challenge in self publishing is finding the market and the customers and finding the time necessary to make my books a success.
What has been the best part about self-publishing your books and why?
The prestige and comfort from knowing I am an immortal author and have proven I can write a book. The idea that my books may help someone else.
What advice do you have for other writers who are self-publishing their books?
Go to the City Hall and become a business. Do not stay with any one company, Publish many titles of the same book with different publishers. Copyright everything. Submit to the Library of Congress, and never give up!!!! You are the author of your destiny.
Is there anything you would like to add?
Consider this a promotion of my books. I am willing to entertain a book agent, business partner, etc., with royalty, commissions, and rights to the book to sell as a way to get past the single sale on the internet type of marketing I am experiencing.
Thanks for sharing your information with us Brian, and good luck with book sales!