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Mick Rooney
Works at The Independent Publishing Magazine
Lives in Zaandam, The Netherlands
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Blogs for Self-Publishers, July 9 - 15, 2016 including Martin Crosbie, Dan Blank, Nina Amir, Ali Luke and Barb Drozdowich
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Ritesh Kala of Read Out Loud explains how Whatsapp can be an effective tool for indie authors to reach readers in India for self-published books
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ALLi's self-publishing news, prize success for indie author, new platforms for self-publishers in bookstore, audible streaming service
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Blogs for Self-Publishers, July 2 - 8, 2016 including Frances Caballo, Wendy Jones, Melissa Bowersock, Shari Stauch and Anne R. Allen
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Failures of transparency and accountability turned a customer dispute into a full-blown public relations crisis.
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SPRT Roundup of Indie Publishing News and Stuff - 17 July 2016 [VIDEO]
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Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware I've written before about termination fees in publishing contracts: why they are bad not just for authors, but for publishers, and how publishers can abuse them. Here's another c...
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ALLi's Self-publishing News brings opportunities for Ingram Spark and news of Amazon's new bookstore
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Self-publishing, in Jon Fine's words, is peopled with 'increasingly sophisticated' authors working alonside the 'curatorial mark' of trade publishing.
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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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