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Mick Rooney
Works at The Independent Publishing Magazine
Lives in Zaandam, The Netherlands
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Blurring ‘Our Dignity, Our Value’ “The biggest issue is one that will be difficult for us to recover from…the degradation of our worth as creatives.” That line is from…
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If you’re considering WordPress as your platform of choice, here’s what you should know as you prepare to build on it.
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Last week we introduced our new Amazon Success Toolkit, a collection of guidelines and productivity tools for publishers using CreateSpace, Kindle Direct Publishing, or Audible, all portals for Amazon. The response has been impressive, and I can see why. Keeping track of all the policies, procedures, and programs at Amazon is more than most of …
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Fire or Bomb Remain Theories for EgyptAir Flight 804 as Search Locates Surface Debris
The search for EgyptAir Flight 804 continues in the Mediterranean Sea. The aircraft left Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Cairo International Airport on 19 May and disappeared off ATC radar within a half hour of its expected landing in Egypt. According to...
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Delighted TIPM made the Scribendi list!
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A blog post from Emily VanBuren at Inside Higher Ed, detailing apps for cataloging and organizing your library, dating from 2014, moved me to look at more up-to-date – and cross-platform – options for keeping your book habit at least somewhat under control. Emily’s post deals only with iOS alternatives, but there are of course many solutions available for Android too – and here are a few of them. The top pick, Libib, is cross-platform and availab...
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Blogs for Self-Publishers, April 30 - May 6, 2016 including Hugh Howey, Kristen Lamb, Penny Sansevieri, Ali Luke and Dan Wagstaff
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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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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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