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Mick Rooney
Works at The Independent Publishing Magazine
Lives in Zaandam, The Netherlands
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Thriller author Todd Moss describes his own marketing efforts and the marketing efforts of his Big Five publisher, Putnam, for his book The Golden Hour.
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Subscription e-book services have been a buzzworthy topic in recent years, but are they a good deal for authors and publishers? That was the topic of a standing room only panel, moderated by Smashwords founder Mark Coker who noted the promise of subscription models as well as the “legitimate challenges” they face.
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The Author Earnings team are attempting to do something which hasn't been done before, and their work can't be refined and improved unless there is some intelligent criticism of their approach and ...
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The Authors Guild frequently gets called a puppet of the major publishers, and now they have a chance to prove just how wrong that label is. They've just announced a new educational initiative which will focus on dissecting the boilerplate terms common to standard book publishing contracts and (I hope) detail which terms are appropriate, exploitative, or negotiable. To... Read More »
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Should literary writers consider self-publishing? How it might affect their long-term careers? Two agents weigh in.
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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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