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Mick Rooney
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Full Conference: JIT presents first results of criminal investigation of MH17 crash

Aircraft Investigation is exactly what it says; an investigation and examination of the aviation industry—good and bad. It is critical analysis, just as much as a reflection of what has occurred in the first six months of 2014 with the lost of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 and the shooting down of MH17. few months and where the industry is going. But Aircraft Investigation is also a celebration of the developments in modern commercial aircraft a...
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ALLi's self-publishing news takes in Indie Author Fringe at Frankfurt Book Fair, a report on the growth of printed self-published titles and more
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Authors can avoid predatory self-publishing services by applying the eight principles of ALLi's Code of Standards.
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Why indie authors should make sure they're not defying convention for the sake of it, but are making informed decisions that will do justice to their work
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The US ISBN agency reports a 21-percent jump in self-published ISBNs from 2014 to 2015, another indication of quickly rising interest in indie publishing.
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Secret MH370 Investigative Documents: Less About the Who and More About the How
There has been much discussion over the past month about the existence of documents and reports related to the official investigation into Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 which disappeared on March 8th, 2014, and has led to a technical and criminal investiga...
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A new Pew Research Center survey finds that print books are still more popular than ebooks and audiobooks for Americans.
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In our latest ALLi podcast, Smashword's Mark Coker, shares his insights about 10 trends that are driving the future of publishing, and your role as an indie
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Publishing Consultant, Author, Editor and Journalist
Introduction

Mick Rooney is an editor, investigative journalist and author. He is one of the leading voices in self and independent publishing communities and a strong advocate for change and innovation in the publishing industry.

As an author and investigative journalist, he has written many informative and illuminating articles for print and online magazines about the publishing industry and the growth of self-publishing over the past thirty years, including articles for Writers' Forum, Publetariat, Self-Publishing Review, Publishing Basics, Irish Publishing News and The Self-Publishing Magazine. In 2007 he launched The Independent Publishing Magazine, an online magazine providing essential information, resources and reviews of self-publishing service providers. The magazine has a distinct editorial focus on the future of publishing in the digital age. Over the last seven years, the magazine has established itself as the primary point for independent authors and small publishers developing a publishing brand in the digital age. His is also a Services Watchdog for the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi).

He has published two books published aimed at authors navigating the world of self-publishing: To Self-Publish or Not to Self-Publish (Troubador Publishing, 2011) is an in-depth look at self-publishing in the UK and Ireland, and Choosing A Self-Publishing Service (Font Publications, 2014) is a guide to all you need to know in order to choose the self-publishing pathway that's right for you.

His career has spanned three decades, from working in various roles in the entertainment industry, general retail, warehousing and logistics, to marketing and promotion in music and publishing.

Mick Rooney was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1968. He has been writing fiction for over thirty years and has published ten books. His first book, Arcadia, was published in 1990. It is a poetic novella of the mind and was followed by The Eternal, Hybrid, Thais, and a book of collected shorter fiction in 1995, entitled Oceanic.

Academy was Mick Rooney’s first full length novel. His second, Filigree & Shadow, was published in November 2008. His last novel, The Memory of Trees, was published by Book Republic, an imprint of Maverick House Publishing, in September, 2011 (due for reissue in 2015).

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Zaandam, The Netherlands
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Publishing Consultant, Author and Researcher
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  • The Independent Publishing Magazine
    Editor-in-Chief, 2007 - present
  • Various Publishers
    Author, 1983 - 2014
  • TIPM Media
    Consultant, 2009 - 2014
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