Starr Books Today
Starr Books original Logo , with First Book Published (Saints Who Left Descendants), with First Business License from Tennessee, now also with Ohio, and now with two branches, Authorship, and Consulting Engineering, leaving Web Site Design and Computer Repair as a business branch that fell to competition.
As an Engineer first Collegiate in 1985 (AAS - 2 year) and then higher in 1997 (BS-AST - 4 year) as an Engineer and hobbiest as a Genealogist, my authorship first was published on CD as Bootleg offerings on Ebay for less than 10 dollars each. The profit was not really big, but it was fun, and eventually people noticed.
So following advice it became a good idea to get a business license and start publishing in paperback and have the books printed. So in 2008 first license in Tennessee and then join the Local Chamber with the Logo design things.
Pretty soon as an Engineer I figured out these people wanted a lot of layers to the Authorship, the Logo's the Cover's the interiors of the Books etc... as protected by Copyright, would make a good way for people to enjoy the books.
As an Engineer you are trained to cut to the quick and go straight for the non function in order to save human life and get to the safety of the Plant. Well as an Author the reader wants to relax, have a time to think, and not be bothered, and study or get into the content, yet get the concept easily.
So as an Author the disicplines are different, but it the building blocks are made in Engineering for the Reader to enjoy the content of the books, then it is obvious that for certain types of books like text books, Lists, functional type books, it would be a good idea to have all the parts put together to make a work for the Readers Enjoyment and Enlightenment.
So first the business license is a way to separate oneself from the unknowning public on how a business license works. Basically it allow a way for the license holder to offer a product sale or experience, such as healing a patient or reading a book, in a way that no one get hurt and of course it is monitored mainly in the way of how much money it makes and how many employees are in the company and how these employees are handled.
So, in the event of an Author, the possibilites are endless, not just a recording of Genealogy Research compilations, but also Recipes, Jokes, Model Shoots, and is as great as a Consulting Engineer (Artisan) but yet part of the Artist World where Free Expression and Freedom are allowed and encouraged. This allows better research and development of things related to Authorship and the building of the Blocks to create a good experience of reading for the buyer and customer.
Considering Best Selling Authors and Celebrities, it becomes important to have a public aspect of life. The Actress has to have body guards, some celebrities do and some do not.
With the level of success in my life due mostly to succesful Engineering the Authors existence as an Artist and public figure is different than a successful Engineer. The basic drives are the same for Success. Hard work, Knowledge is Power, defeat the dangerous, ignore and help the innocent some, but if innocent likely weaker so help gently, while the dangerous you got to correct in some manner to keep the process safe and growing.
To turn the negative, work and row hard, but when turned from the good strive against it until the good is better and of course leave a path to thank who helped correct whatever got you going to correct the bad (usually unscroupulus businessmen) in the first place.
Leave the really difficult stuff to those allowed to use the weapons at the time, and if you get the chance do not hesitate, its really fun to go to the Range and fire a few weapons.
So anyway the Logo when asked is a good part of the Advertising and the four pillars usually represent the four pillars of the Chambers, which is made to protect the Author and the readers, and the businesses. So also the attorneys who get involved when the going gets tough. Well basically this is all just paperwork of people who need a job and something to do so its good and nobody gets in harms way. So when the fellow business men in your first Chamber of Commerce say your Logo cannot have all the pillars of the Chamber, then that opens negotiation for all pillars to get stronger, which initiates which business is in conflict with a Consulting Engineer and Author. While the first business had Website Design and Computer Repair, this became a teaching this business owner had in that its possible to have to much to do so the competition can do the job better, and the customer is smart, so experience becomes important. So it became a wise business decision to retire the Front of the Web site design and computer repair, as other businesses foxed the business owner into a realization that the Consulting Engineering would likely not fall due to experience of 35 or 40 years with Education while the Computer repair and web site design were just really adders with little experience and was in fact proven that per hour spent the return was much less. While the Authorship or Book Sales had ten or so years related to the Lists of Saints and others the Documentation and so on related to Engineering was over 35 years in experience. So the Authorship education with a few courses from Volunteer State in Tennessee related to business and writing etc. and getting a good business relationship results in many hours of the 190 plus passed collegiate course work to become related to Authorship. Previously these were related to Engineering only while they apply to all aspects the empasis now on Authorship, many of the humanities are related to some subjects of the Authorship while others of the Humanitites are not. While the Humanities are usually Collegiate Electives you select beause you are interested the interest continues throught your life.
However to offer full attention of each Humanity and subject for each copy sold, warrents teaming up with foundations like Libraries and the Colleges and Alumni Associations and other connections, that become both many in number and the easiest ones are the low maintenance meet once or twice a year, and many you just gotta pay the membership dues. Well some Authors are like Models and Actresses artists as you know. So I do like good cooking.
So today at Starr Books the research goes on and the non profits guys can sense the Disporia Research as well as many people in the allied Countries where the Posts or Hoodlums or Israelelites ran off too and the idea of world wide travel other than the internet is again a good idea.
One thing The Authors Guild does that is good, is basically protect the Author and allow the Reader and customer to get into it. Thus the open forums, the advancement of ideas, allowed in this country due to freedom of thought and Freddom of the press, while the international countries if allied now or then or soon, then the commerce international makes a good forum for letting the commputers and the large conglomerations of big business Book outlets take the big shots while the Guild will monitor and keep track.
In some ways Authorship in this type of manner is a way of advertising since it is possible to read Starr Books in the neighbor hood of 350,000 pages read while each page is only a reference from a search engine on the internet it is still a good advertisement. So then of course Idealogies and the ideas get into it which is what this type of Artistry called Authorship is about.
So after the Logo, then the dedications, the disclaimers, the tables of Contents, the indexes, the other sub parts of a book are a good part of the readers experience. So they say the cover sells many or most copies so real artists who are image types imaginative with brush or computer can get the ideas of the cover and interior art better than the painters or recorders of ideas, while the visionary types of inspirational Authorship can be better left to the people in the areas of the listed Saint or Vitae offering such that the location of the Saint and the Life where lived. Adding the Saints Family is an idea that keeps the Neophyte from fighting it so much since he or she was part of a family even if an orphan, and can become a novice if the mind is there for the advancement, and then the insignificance of the ideals can be recgonized until the significance of climbing all the steps past being important become the Political aspirations of Enlightened Politcal Science Majors with Social Scientists ( Socialigist courses ) and Doctors in Medicine who just just get the educated Nurse to Zap Ya while he heals your body. The other Doctorates are still experts, and are still likely significant or important and once you climb up one way or another it is fun to help the younger guys and gals get better while their disipline may or may not be in conflict with your goals, aims, or business sales. Unlike Engineering Authorship does not have as many safety checks involved so the idea of a restive type of life, is such that the docile beast of laziness can make it difficult to continue wholeheartedly while the idea that Quality is important the Quanity is part of what is already written.
Then the concept of combining all the research and getting it all to work in one final work of ten or twenty years of research (usually means an advanced degree as monitored by an accepted authority ) however since the research abilities of the computer and the compilation time advance thru the computer there is not too many pioneers in this field at the time, so the competition is fierce and the publishing is not always polished at the time of publication, however not as much pressure as a daily news journal or news paper, but the sales stuff like the Press Release and the local advertising and the local books signings are not as pervalent in this authorship. So soon into the full time aspect of being an Author, and frankly I really miss the Engineering and the toil of Daily Routine, yet the aspects of getting something done past a machine that is controlled to a thought that will grow, is better than the regimental existence.
It is not a matter of Security but of Freedom, (with Defensive Security) and It is just a matter of thought. In Engineering there are not so many young or neophytes or just people who don't have a clue, or at least when engineering you are separated by them by the receptionist in a controlled environment. Yes the receptionist will tell you when the sales men are there for the Engineering Bill of Materials. Well the Authors also has a Heirarchy as well, and the college text books, are part of the Ivory Tower, while in truth Electrical Engineering has been around a while while Electronic Engineering and Controls is not as solid based.
So the begining of the Authorship is fully developed past the CD's on Ebay , the first and second Chamber of Commerce , and the first issues of the printed books, where the advertisers get the Author into the ideas of the immortal Author leaving words and books that will exist in or out of copyright years after the Authors gets his final rest, and the fan base knows the books were one hundred years old, so the Quality becomes important.
And the Diclaimers where the arguments are presented, because some of these lists are thousands of years old. So most of History is presented as a study in the past to get the future better.
So that is the ideas today about Starr Books.
Logo, first and second with software to get it developed, Artistry for the covers, with Artists, while the Pages get more copies than others while again the readers want to feel the impressions of the books, it is good to let the readers experence it and so not indulge too much. First second third and fourth printers, either money up front to publish or money after sales or ebooks or advertisement that works, while the internet reputation is important to maintain, in the case where customers and other people will not like the image. Some Christians will not accept books by other Christians if there is one bad or wrong thing in the Reputation or even a misspelled word. !! (mis spelling is a way of expression to contact the subconsious (anyway its a good excuse !!!)) (Artists are allowed excuses Engineers are not !!) Well Authors and other Artists have a life and a private life as well.
Recreating web sites by just surfing the internet about Starr Books and downloading older advertisements etc. over the last ten or twelve years gets many of the good times and the reviews and the pictures and the Newer titles and the better titles on the new web site, and the stronger help from the legal people involved with the business and the Selling of the Books has made this site priceless.
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Starr Books started as just CD's Then self published books. First only Saints. Then Knighthood. Expanded to Poetry and Photography, Technical Literature, Magick, Vitae, Travel Pictorials, Pilgrimages, Poetry, and Others.
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AUTHOR BRIAN DANIEL STARR
Author, Ex-Marine, Engineer. Born in Ohio. Have residency claims in Five States. Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas. Have Traveled to 38 of the States, Japan, Costa Rica, Mexico, Bahamas, Argentina, Italy, Vatican City States.
For more on my Biography see the Biography page