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Mick Rooney
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You probably know the scout motto, "Be Prepared." In various versions, it's used by both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts worldwide. The motto goes back more than 100 years. In Scouting for Boys, Boy Scouts founder Robert Baden-Pow...
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Making the Leap from Blogger to Book Author gives a simple method to publish subject-oriented ebooks
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Amid writer-advocacy efforts this summer in the US and UK, the States' Authors Guild's new effort on contract reform reveals potent resistance from some in the indie author community.
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Are you scared yet? Because you should be scared. Something really bad is about to happen. It affects all of us. Our livelihoods are at risk. The ability to support our families. It’s just over the...
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The French publishing trade group SNE held its general assembly last week. Mixed in with the Amazon cursing and laments for the good old days, SNE president Vincent Montagne shared the latest stats on France's publishing industry. Book sales in France totaled 2,652 million euros on 422 million units sold in 2014. That's down 1.3% in value and 1.2%... Read More »
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Here's the thing. There are many reasons why people decide to publish their own books. Some people get frustrated with traditional publishing. Some prefer the creative control that self-publishing ...
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Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies Issue #57 including Samir Bharadwaj, Cate Baum, Shelley Hitz and many more
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Discover 50 Self-Publishing Books Worth Reading, Genuine and Ethical Indie Book Reviews, and Fairer Publishing Contracts for Independent Authors
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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 a publishing consultant, editor, investigative journalist and author. He spends much of his time providing personally tailored consultation services for authors and small publishers. He is one of the leading voices in self and independent publishing 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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