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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, January 30 - February 5, 2016 including Sandra Beckwith, Hugh Howey, Jay Swanson, Kimberley Grabas, Dan Blank and Michael Kozlowski
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GGP states that its CEO's comment about Amazon bookstore expansion "was not intended to represent Amazon's plans" after widespread speculation.
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Amazon is planning to open hundreds of physical bookstores according to a mall CEO who spoke to The Wall Street Journal.
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Indie authors concern over e-book error signs, a new website spotting fake online reviews, new ideas on an all-in-one book offer combining print,digital and
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In a blog post for Digital Book World, Jason Illian discusses the future of ebook adoption and how digital is disrupting the publishing industry.
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Google has launched a new digital-only bookstore "for books that cannot be printed".
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Why you shouldn't worry if your self-published books don't sell well at launch - and why the best is yet to come - by indie author John Doppler
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Developers and authors explain how they are experimenting with technology to publish ‘unprintable’ books – including a love story told through Google street view and a prison break with swappable recipes
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We're disappointed to announce that BookVenture, a book service run out of Ishpeming MI, is illegall...
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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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