Have you always dreamed of writing a book and sharing your story? What is holding you back? Perhaps you have not moved forward because you don’t know what to do or who to trust. By choosing to partner with us, we can help you make your dream a publishing reality. As a published author, you will be sharing your imagination, life lessons, poetry, recipes and strategies for success. Your voice is your gift to the world. It will inspire, inform, motivate, entertain, teach and emotionally move people to action.

SHP is an author focused company providing a collaborative space for you to share your story. The process of publishing with SHP is comprehensive and poised to create a positive and successful experience with you in mind. It’s all about your unique expression. Whether you are writing a self-help, autobiography, business, cookbook, romance, science fiction, thriller or poetry book, our focus is to help you transform your thoughts into published work that you can be proud of. By choosing SHP, you will be working with a true publishing partner dedicated to getting your unique expression out into the world. Publishing with us means being a part of our Author Community and developing a long-term relationship for your continuous publishing success!

We take the stress out of your publishing experience and have everything you need to turn your publishing dreams into reality!




SHP was born with the vision and passion of Carol Starr Taylor. She’s been there where you are. She understands the challenges you are facing. Carol handpicks her team who all have expertise in their respective professions so that you, the author, will have a cohesive, authentic, professional and stress-free experience as you become a part of our author community.

To us, your book is more than just chasing the bestseller status. It’s about you, your voice and expanding your reach. We’re here to help you connect to your readers with a high quality book and global distribution by making it possible through our fair and reasonable prices.

SHP is built on the foundation of integrity, trust, quality, reliability and service. Carol Starr Taylor, founder and publisher is passionate about writing and publishing. With her career beginning in the publishing industry over 30 years ago, a writer since childhood, and a daughter of a published author, she had dreams of publishing her book one day. Years later, as a global community leader, she knew the time was right.

After four years of literally investigating countless companies and the services offered to find the right publisher, she found one, only to discover that it was an expensive and unsatisfactory experience. Carol went back to her roots and co-founded a highly successful publishing company that helped over 100 individual authors to become bestsellers with many becoming multiple bestsellers. Today, she continues the journey with Star House Publishing!


At Star House Publishing, we believe that every author has their unique expression. You have something to say, life lessons to share and creativity you want to put out into the world. We want you to achieve your dreams and create the impact you desire through your storytelling. We know that it takes courage, commitment and your valuable time. We’re here to assure you that we know what it takes to give life to your words and be a true partner for all your publishing needs. Our team will guide you through every single process of the publishing journey. Take the leap! Embrace your Power! Achieve your dreams by publishing with us today!

Founder and Publisher. Carol Starr Taylor is an International Bestselling Author and Publisher, Certified Life Coach, Writing Coach, Inspirational Speaker, Business Consultant, NLP Practitioner, Time Line Therapy Practitioner, Hynotherapist, NLP Coach and the Founder of The SiSTARhood. Carol is a two time recipient of the Brilliant Minded Women Award and recognized as one of the “Top 100 Women in Canada”. She received her Honors Bachelor of Arts, with a specialty in Mass Communications. She has had numerous appearances over the years on Radio, TV and in articles. She founded The SiSTARhood, a growing Global community of heart-centered women to inspire and connect with other women without exclusion. Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe. At Star House Publishing she is actively building, supporting and empowering her author community by helping them achieve their dreams through publishing.

Carol is a mother of three boys and a former hockey mom. She loves watching Hallmark movies and a romantic at heart. When she isn’t working, she loves spending time giving back to her community and building up her SiSTARhood tribe of women who are thriving in their lives.

Chief Editor. Lucia Colangelo is a multiple international bestselling author, professional writer for publications, book editor and ghostwriter. She understands the writing process from both the author and editor perspectives.

As the former Editor for Creative Publishing Group, she has a hands-on approach to working with Authors. Her attention to detail, love of the written word and client-centered focus brings a unique perspective to Star House Publishing.

To be a skilled Editor, one must be an avid reader as well. Lucia has a passion for books, emerging herself by reading all genres. Lucy enjoys spending time with family and friends, her two adult sons she raised as a single parent from a young age, a Netflix binge watcher, lover of art, music, culture and wine. She currently lives in Toronto with one of her sons and her cat Bella.

Senior Editor, Book Coach and Ghostwriter. Jackie Brown brings a wealth of experience to Star House Publishing with 25 years in Traditional Publishing as well as being a literary agent, editor, ghostwriter and an award winning author. Her multi-talents in the industry have demonstrated her skill and success. Jackie loves and focuses on editing, coaching, and ghostwriting working with both Fiction and Non-Fiction. Jackie has written the best-selling children’s book, John A Macdonald: The Rascal Who Built Canada. This book was nominated for the prestigious Silver Birch in 2006. This was the first of her Warts & All series about the Canadian prime ministers. Other books in the series were also nominated for various awards and all were reviewed in Quill & Quire, the Globe & Mail, the Sun (Toronto and Vancouver), plus numerous local newspapers. Her quarterly magazine for kids on the autism spectrum, Outfox Magazine, has been on the list of “best for kids and teens” every year since its inception in 2017.

Jackie is dedicated to having authors succeed. She inspires writers to have their work showcased in the most professional way. Locally, she supports writers in the Durham, Ontario region where she resides, through writing groups and her Facebook group Durham Writing Society. She also has served as a board member of the Writers Community of Durham Region (WCDR). Jackie lives in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada with her four children, who range in age from 24 to 15, and is also mama to two dogs, two cats, and an annoying canary. She loves reading and writing and has two new books of her own coming out in 2020.

Author Liaison/Office Manager. Mariya Tarasio brings her effervescence, whatever it takes attitude and over 20 years experience in the fields of administration, client services, creative and events to Star House Publishing. She is a community philanthropist involved in charity, seniors and wellness services. Mariya has coordinated events from intimate book launches to A-List celebrity charity fashion shows.

One of Mariya’s gifts is her client centered approach with a take charge attitude that will provide the Star House Author Community and the company itself with ultimate assistance, professionalism and support.

Mariya is a recipient of the 2017 Brilliant Minded Woman and rated one of the top 100 women in Canada. In her spare time, Mariya enjoys spending time with her friends and family, especially with her two sons.


Your Partner in Publishing!

Solo author books or compilation series… you decide!

At SHP, we are an author focused company because your voice matters! We are a hybrid publisher and the only company to offer alternative ways to make your voice heard. We appreciate that it is your voice and your vision and are dedicated to helping you move from dreaming to your publishing reality. This is a courageous decision in your journey. We are grateful and respect that each author we partner with has put their faith and trust in us.

Star House Publishing takes a collaborative approach and our team prides itself on providing individual attention, giving you a pleasurable publishing experience. For our solo author books it’s not one size fits all. We do not have a cookie-cutter price list or template cover designs that your book and vision needs to fit into. Instead SHP takes each project individually and create a custom price based on your individual needs. Our compilation projects offer bundled professional services that provide high value.

Star House Publishing is your complete professional publishing solution. We focus on building long term relationships with our authors. Begin with us and be the star you are!


Your Words. Your Vision. Our Publishing!


Star House Publishing pays out royalties quarterly as we have many distribution channels with different payout times and currencies. We send you a detailed report and account of all sales, in all distribution channels. The royalty schedule is outlined in our contract and will be explained and discussed in detail.


Book Ownership

With Star House Publishing, you have complete control and decide on the finished product. You have 100% ownership rights of your book. Our goal is the same as yours. Publish a quality book. As this is a collaborative approach to publishing, we are there to offer suggestions to you that will enhance the quality of your book. Ultimately, you have the final say.

Book Marketing

Star House Publishing will promote your book via all their social media channels and website. This begins with the cover reveal through to launch day and beyond. As we are a publishing house, we have other marking opportunities available to us through our extensive publishing network that would otherwise not be available to the author, that we can offer our authors.

Timelines & Milestones

Star House Publishing will promote your book via all their social media channels and website. This begins with the cover reveal through to launch day and beyond. As we are a publishing house, we have other marking opportunities available to us through our extensive publishing network that would otherwise not be available to the author, that we can offer our authors.

Publishing Risks

As your partner in publishing, our goal is to help you publish and launch your book. We are with you every step of the way. If you require additional services through coaching and/or ghostwriting due to lack of time and other reasons, we have a qualified team that has your back. Once your book has been completed and is approved by you, there is no risk that you won’t publish.

Distribution Channels

Distribution is available to all of our authors to over 70 online retailers including Barnes and Noble, Chapters/Indigo and Amazon. There are options available to you, if you want your book on the shelf at bookstores and libraries. These are specific programs that Star House Publishing has access to through their distribution network.


Dream, Write, Create, Publish!

Who takes care of the ISBN?
We do! We register your book in all the formats you would like. Each format requires distinctive ISBN registrations. When it’s time to publish we ensure that you have a barcode for the back of your book as well.

Do I retain the rights of my work?
Yes, being a hybrid publisher, you do own and retain all the rights to your work.

Will SHP promote or distribute my book?
Yes, SHP will both promote and distribute your book.

Promotion: As publishers, your success is our success. SHP does not claim to be a public relations company nor a marketing agency and replace those professional services. We do have relationships with many different professionals and are happy to refer you to them, based on your requirements.

At SHP we are committed to doing our very best within our scope to promote you and your book. We promote your book on our website, all social media, and help you prior to and on launch day. In addition, we will discuss further promotional ideas and strategies as well. SHP will also present you with different options to market your book that only publishers have access to. This will be discussed with you individually.

Distribution is global to over 70 online retailers, including Barnes and Noble, Chapters/Indigo and Amazon. Additional resources are available for distribution and will be discussed individually.

Do I get additional writing coaching if I need it?
Yes, you certainly have access to additional coaching. Depending on the additional support you are seeking, we will match you with a specialist from our team to work with. Coaching sessions are bundled and included in the package when signing up to write in a compilation book. For solo authors, coaching sessions are available as well and can be discussed individually based on your requirements.

How much should I be budgeting for a solo book and what’s included?
Always included are ISBN registration, uploading fees to the printer for production and global distribution to over 70 online retailers. As far as budget, there is no straight answer for this as everyone’s book and requirements are completely unique. In our consultation, we will discuss what you are looking for, your vision and depending on what services you require, we will customize your quote based on your individual needs.

How much should I budget to write in a compilation?
Each compilation book that SHP launches may have different price points, package inclusions and requirements. For more information on our current offerings and requirements, please contact us and schedule a call.


Let Your Words Inspire the World!

SHP authors are diverse in their publishing interests. We have the expertise to work with first time authors in our compilations series as well as guiding those who want to release their solo author books.

Whether fiction or non-fiction, our solo books and specialty books include self-help, memoirs, business, inspirational journals, cookbooks, coffee table books featuring photography, art or illustrations and much more. We work on fiction and nonfiction publishing projects and welcome your unique expression!

When you publish your solo book with us, you become a part of the SHP Author Community,

As a solo author, you can publish memoirs, self-help books, mysteries, romance, science fiction and any other genre you prefer. We also help our solo authors publish creative books such as inspirational journals, cookbooks, photography, art and illustrations.

Our support services offer author coaching, book editing, ghostwriting, book design and layout, full distribution, author websites/landing pages.

Turn your Publishing Dreams into Reality! Get in touch today!






Pronounced SOUL-ah-lo-jee or Soul-ol-ogy


1. Study of the soul
2. Healing your soul
3. Spirituality – your light and divine self
4. Finding yourself in your journey

Our Soulology Chronicles will kick off with its first compilation of the series called, VOICES. If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a published author, writing in a compilation book gives you the opportunity to do just that! Writing a chapter in a book is also much less costly financially than writing your solo author book where you are paying for all of the services by yourself.


Collaborate for Success!


Do you have a compilation book idea?
Would like to publish with your friends, groups, book club, business, etc.
You can have access to all of our services and distribution channels as well as be published under our Star House Publishing label.

When you work with us to create a compilation, you will have access to the following services:

One-on-One Coaching
Professional Editing
Professional Typesetting
Professional Proofreading
Book with original cover art and interior design
Book available as hardcover, softcover and e-book
Full distribution
Print on Demand (POD) books


Unleash Your Inner Author!

Lina F.

“I had a story that I wanted to share with the world, a story that I hoped would help and inspire others, but I didn’t know where to start. The thought of writing and publishing a book on my own seemed daunting.

Their dynamic, compassionate and professional team guided me through the process and published my story in a book that ended up being a #1 International Bestseller. I am so happy to have found them and I will be back!”


Cyndi B.

“Professional, ethical, supportive and patient. A complete positive experience from the start of my initial conversation with Carol.

Each member of her team takes a genuine interest. My network on social media has increased and I have met some incredibly talented women along the way.

I have gained new friends and contacts.”


Lucia C.

“I was not only given a safe place to express myself, but invaluable guidance and encouragement.

The experience of becoming a #1 International Bestselling author and the friendships I have gained have changed my life.

I will forever be grateful as I now continue my journey as a full-time writer.”


Claudine P.

“I was scared to write & get my feelings out. But what an exceptional experience this turned into.

Carol was an enormous support throughout the entire journey. I couldn’t have done it without her.

Professional from beginning to book launch I loved every minute. You guys rock.”


Keyaunoosh K.

“I had a story that I wanted to share with the world, a story that I hoped would help and inspire others, but I didn’t know where to start. The thought of writing and publishing a book on my own seemed daunting.

Their dynamic, compassionate and professional team guided me through the process and published my story in a book that ended up being a #1 International Bestseller. I am so happy to have found them and I will be back!”

Lisa M.

“While I still had doubt if this were possible for me to commit, the deciding factor was the compassion I felt after speaking with Carole to understand why she became a vehicle in helping other women tell their story.

This resonated with me as a sign that my name is supposed to appear on the cover of this publication and fulfill a dream deferred to become a first-time published author.”


Be the Star You Are!

Prior to launching Star House Publishing, Carol Starr Taylor was the co-founder of The Creative Publishing Group.

The entire team at CPG made it possible for countless authors to become International Best Sellers! Here are some of the featured titles that were international best sellers.


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