Author Archives: Mick Rooney

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Who Killed Gutenberg’s Magic Circle? – Miha Mazzini | Guest Post

Who Killed Gutenberg’s Magic Circle? – Miha Mazzini | Guest Post

The modern world is a result of a rattling device, Gutenberg’s invention that printed endless books, each of them conveying new ideas to readers. Texts were banned and burned, but a magic circle had been set up: printing nonfiction brings an idea, which leads readers to new ideas, which in turn bring new books. It

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year – Self-Publishing Christmas

Firstly, I want to thank all our great guest post writers for their contributions during 2022. As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, TIPM was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of regular writer and contributor, Douglas Burcham. TIPM wishes all our supporters and subscribers a safe and happy festive period for this

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How Indie Authors Can Take Advantage of BookTok – Miles Oliver | Guest Post

TikTok has taken the social media world by storm to become one of the top platforms across the globe. With nearly 140 million users in the U.S. alone, individuals and businesses alike have used TikTok to promote themselves in unique and creative ways. Because of its popularity and huge audience, TikTok has established plenty of

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Are Entry-Level Jobs Disappearing in Publishing? – Ella Gallego | Guest Post

You’re a recent literature graduate or someone pivoting in their career who wants to acquire an entry level publishing position. However, entry level publishing position requirements far exceed entry-level. You continuously encounter entry-level positions, with meagre pay, that require or implicitly request previous experience. Phrases like ‘3-5 years of publishing experience required’ or ‘contracts experience

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10 Tips on Growing Your Personal Brand as an Author – Andrew Deen | Guest Post

As an author, there’s more to making it big than just writing books. While creating great work is an integral part of becoming a successful author, to grow your personal brand, you’ll have to put effort into getting your name in front of people before you can expect to be selling out books. While there’s

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How Introverted Authors Can Network Effectively – Miles Oliver | Guest Post

Networking as an introvert can be challenging. Even if you don’t mind schmoozing and collaborating, you’d rather be at your desk typing away with nothing but your thoughts and the ever-advancing cursor. Fortunately, you don’t have to become a social butterfly to get ahead as an author. Authors like Thomas Pynchon and Harper Lee are

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Tips for Indie Writers During an Economic Recession – Andrew Deen | Guest Post

Maybe you’ve had a book idea in your head for years and have just now arrived at a season in life when you have a bit more bandwidth available to write it. Maybe you’ve been working diligently on a project for the last six months and have finally committed yourself to a deadline. Maybe you’ve

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Authors Need to Stop Slamming Agents Leaving the Industry – Anat Deracine | Guest Post

I unapologetically love Gothic novels. I grew up on Poe and Stevenson, on Wilkie Collins and Mary Shelley. Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca made me want to become a writer. Everything about the Gothic novel—the strange, eerie setting, the sense of dread, the claustrophobia and suspense—I was living every day, as a woman in Saudi Arabia

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3 Tools for a Successful Self-Publishing Marketing Campaign – Andrew Deen | Guest Post

Self-publishing your own books is a great way to get your ideas out there and share your vision with the world. Though it seems simple in theory — rolling out a successful marketing campaign may not exactly be your specialty. If that’s the case, there’s no need to worry. Technology has come a long way

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