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Mick Rooney
Works at The Independent Publishing Magazine
Lives in Zaandam, The Netherlands
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How to get the best out of your reviews and sales to rank high on Amazon without the myths from form...
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How much does editing, design and formatting a book cost? We have combined data from 2,000+ quotes into a simple infographic on the cost of self-publishing.
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So I've been trying out Kindle preorder pages for some new books (including my latest horror thriller WEBCAM, which launches today), experimenting to determine if this is a smart way to run my self-publishing business. Here ...
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Back in 1986 it took a lot longer to get an ISBN (International Standard Book Number) from Bowker. I remember talking to the women who issued the ISBNs from an office somewhere in New Jersey. There was an administrative fee, as I recall of about $35, and once your order was placed, eventually a large …
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Amazon is launching AMS, Amazon Marketing Services. giving self-publishing authors access to marketing programs previously reserved for Amazon’s bigger vendors.
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Could the reaching for the holy grail of perfection be really a shield and excuse to not go forward or to complete that book you are currently working on?
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Blogs for Self-Publishers, March 26 - April 1, 2016 including Penny Sansevieri, Shon Bacon, Lise Cartwright, Kristen Lamb and Steven Spatz.
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ALLi gleans top tips for self-publishing from historical fiction Indie Author Shayne Parkinson - inspiration for aspiring writers in every genre.
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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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Zaandam, The Netherlands