Author Archives: Mick Rooney

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

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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How Self-Published Authors Can Promote Their Books In A Digital Landscape – Miles Oliver | Guest Post

There’s no doubt the publishing industry has been undergoing significant change in the last couple of decades. Much of this has been the result of the rise of the digital landscape and an increased use of technology. Tools have emerged that have altered the way people produce, purchase, and read books. This isn’t just relevant

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How Technology is Impacting Authors and Publishing – Miles Oliver | Guest Post

Most of us think of writing and publishing as timeless and traditional, but that isn’t the case. Ever since Johannes Guttenburg created the wooden printing press in the 1440s, publishing has been a deeply technological practice, reliant upon advancements in tech like word processors and supply chain management. However, in the past few years, the

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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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