This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for March 2014. This update reflects some review updates and author feedback since Christmas. Several companies no longer operating have been dropped from the index. There are some significant changes in the Publishing...
TIPM released the latest Publishing Service Index for March late last week and it featured some recently reviewed companies for the first time. I also want to take the opportunity in this post to share some additional data derived from the Publishing Index ...
Publishing is a UK publisher, founded in 2001 under the name of O Books, offering
traditional publishing deals and what it describes as co-operative publishing
for authors. Following a reorganisation in 2010, the company now publishes
- TIPM MediaPublishing Consultant, 2011 - present
- The Independent Publishing MagazineResearcher & Editor, 2007 - present
- Various PublishersAuthor, 1983 - present
Mick Rooney is a publishing consultant and author. He owns TIPM Media and 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 a writer and investigative researcher, 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, Writers' Forum, Publetariat, Self-Publishing Review, Publishing Basics, Irish Publishing News and The Self-Publishing Magazine. In 2007 he launched The Independent Publishing Magazine, providing essential information, resources and reviews of self-publishing service providers, with a distinct editorial focus on the future of publishing in the digital age. Over the last six years, the magazine has established itself as the primary point for independent authors developing an author and publishing brand. His is also a Services Watchdog for the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi).
In 2010, Rooney published To Self-Publish or Not to Self-Publish with Troubador Publishing, an in-depth look at self-publishing in the UK and Ireland.
His career has spanned three decades, from working in managerial roles in music, entertainment and general retail, warehousing and logistics; as well as marketing and promotion in music and publishing.
Mick Rooney was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1968. He has been writing fiction for nearly thirty years and has published nine 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.