Author Archives: Mick Rooney

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Troubador Publishing Roll out the Festival Bookshop

Troubador Publishing Roll out the Festival Bookshop

For self-publishing authors, it’s the selling of their books that often proves to be hardest. Many self-publishing companies offer simple print ‘on demand’ distribution through online retailers; a few others offer distribution through ‘bricks and mortar’ retailers. But selling books to readers in a market that is increasingly competitive and dominated by the major publishers

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Publishing’s Double-Edged Sword: The Pros And Cons of Technology – Dave Chesson | Guest Post

There’s no denying how technology is rapidly changing the world of publishing. I still remember my first Amazon order like it was yesterday. It seemed incredible! It was so convenient and such good value. Not to mention the first time I saw a Kindle. All those books on such a small device. Plus the incredible

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Secrets No One Mentions About Book Publishing – Martina Sanchez | Guest Post

You may have your fantastic idea, your manuscript and even your agent in place and ready to go, but the world of book publishing is far from straightforward. In fact there are many secrets about book publishing that anyone wishing to go into this field should bear in mind.   It’s Not Easy Having a

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6 Emerging Book Genres We Bet You Haven’t Heard Of – Ester Brierley | Guest Post

Literature is diverse. It evolves because people are always looking for new ways to express themselves. New styles appear, being influenced by existing genres, and serving as an inspiration for future generations of writers. Our society also doesn’t stand still. New cultural and philosophical concepts have a direct impact on literature. Some genres quickly become

Blogging and Writing

How to Combine Being a Blogger and a Writer – Sara Williams | Guest Post

Nowadays, the blogging environment has skyrocketed up to the point where every passionate individual can immediately set-up a website, design a quick theme, and make his or her writing visible. A few years back, before the digital landscape exploded, only a few lucky people were able to expose their ideas and passion to the masses.

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How to Get Financing to Publish Your Book – Michelle Lambert | Guest Post

Have you decided to publish a book lately? Congratulations, you are about to embark on a big journey, one that will shake you up in many ways. This is a journey that will test your talent, resilience, courage, confidence and most of all – your persistence. Why do we say this? Because irrespective of where

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Publishing Service Index: November 2018 [with notes]

This is the last PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for 2018. Our previous one was released earlier this year in April and I am switching to releasing it just twice a year (generally, Spring and Winter). The index continues to reflect closures of publishing service providers and our latest release sees the departure of one of the stalwarts of the self-publishing

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When Should You Publish Your Book? – Eugene Eaton | Guest Post

What’s the Best Time for Book Launches? Aspiring self-published authors don’t make connections with official publishers. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. When you’re able to publish your own work, why wouldn’t you do it? However, there’s a problem: you don’t get access to the wisdom that publishers have at their fingertips. Well it’s not

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Getting the Idea for Your Novel – Louise Dean (The Novelry) | Guest Post

The idea for your novel doesn’t often come to you whole and complete. If you’re writing historical fiction then it may do, as mine did for This Human Season which is set in Northern Ireland in 1980 and 1981. That came to me on the platform of Clapham North tube station in 2003. I watched a few

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7 Emotions You Will Feel After Publishing Your First Book – Scott Mathews | Guest Post

It is often said that the greatest human endeavor is that of creation, where a human being goes beyond his or herself in order to give rise to the existence of something that was previously not there. Whether you’re creating a new piece of software, a new painting, a new book, or simply a good

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