Author Archives: Mick Rooney

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The Pros and Cons of the Publishing Industry – Andrew Deen | Guest Post

The Pros and Cons of the Publishing Industry – Andrew Deen | Guest Post

It’s easier than ever to self-publish a book. You could stop reading this article right now and fire off the first chapter of your book in a series of Tweets if you wanted to. And more formal variations of self-publishing are readily available to the writer who intends to be more industrious in their foray

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How to Prepare to Go On a Book Tour – Miles Oliver | Guest Post

Once you’ve put in the hard work and countless hours to write a book, it’s time to promote it! Book tours are a great way to market yourself, connect with readers, and build some buzz around your publication. While the idea of going on a book tour is exciting, especially if you’re a new author,

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Top 6 Creative Writing Exercises to Sharpen Your Writing Skills – Abhimanyu Chavan | Guest Post

Ask any seasoned writer, and they’ll tell you that they often use writing exercises to sharpen their skills. Looking to follow in their footsteps? Here are some tried and true creative writing exercises to help you improve.   1. Use Spontaneous Writing Prompts The best stories sometimes begin with a single line or thought that

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How to Create a Critical Path for Your Book Release – Miles Oliver | Guest Post

Critical path management is the key to any successful business project, and writing and publishing a book is no exception. The development and distribution of a book requires just as much planning, organization, and delegation of tasks as any other project. Having a critical path for your book release is especially important if you are

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Radio Espial: Episode 18 – Rachel Drury (Buythebook.ie)

Broadcaster and journalist Mick Rooney talks to Buythebook owner Rachel Drury for Radio Espial. Rachel graduated as an engineer in 2005 and worked for over 10 years In the renewable energy industry both in Ireland, Chile, Sweden and South Africa before relocating to Sydney, Australia in 2013. In 2018, Rachel returned back to Ireland and

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How Where You Live Can Affect Your Writing – Beau Peters | Guest Post

People often envy writers because of how much freedom they seem to have, especially regarding where they live. For instance, they’re obsessed with the vision of a writer sipping a cup of coffee on the beach while finishing their next novel. Or the writer who travels the world indefinitely, living from place to place. If

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How to Connect with Influencers for Book Marketing – Beau Peters | Guest Post

These days, maintaining an online presence is vital for anyone selling a product, but it is especially crucial for independent authors. While browsing the shelves at a bookstore hasn’t entirely gone out of style, newer and younger generations are turning more and more towards the internet and social media when it comes to finding their

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Buy the Book, A community and marketplace for Irish Authors – Rachel Drury | Guest Post

It was December 2020 and I had just hit publish on my first book using the Amazon KDP marketplace. My book went live on Amazon and a week later I was holding a paperback copy of the book in my hands. This was a very special moment, finally getting to hold a very personal project

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8 Ways to Make Sure Your Plot is Engaging – Mary Voss | Guest Post

Writing a book is the easy part. The hard part is making sure that the plot you come up with can readers’ hearts and make them engage with both the characters and the storyline. You can sometimes get away with one or the other – relatable characters or a relatable storyline – but if you

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