Author Archives: Mick Rooney

The Advance that Never Was

Cate, daughter-in-law of 93 year old author, Lorna Page, yesterday clarified the story which has been filling the media over the past few days. Cate’s original press release is available from the BBC site and clearly shows that no advance was ever claimed to have been paid to Ms Page for her book in her

Authorhouse – £310,000 advance!

In light of my next posting about what POD published books sell best, I thought the article which appeared in this morning’s Daily Telegraph very interesting. It would appear that POD publisher Authorhouse has paid out author Lorna Page a substancial advance for her novel ‘A Dangerous Weakness’. A quick check on amazon.co.uk adds further

POD Publishers – Top 5 Book Sales

In my next article, I plan to look at five big-hitters in POD publishing and examine what books actualy sell best in this particular field. The industry itself suggests DIY, Self-Help, Cookery, Spiritual/Religious and Politics are the main sellers. In effect, that fiction is really a no-go for POD authors. Well, lets see. Article in

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Outskirts Press – Reviewed

Outskirts Press was founded in 2002 by Brent Sampson and has quickly grown into one of the leading group of Print-on-demand publishers and providers of book publishing solutions. Based in Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press was recognised as the third fastest growing privately held company in Colorado. Sampson himself has proved to be a widely successful

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BookLocker – Reviewed

BookLocker is run by Angela and Richard Hoy and they take a highly writer centered approach to POD publishing. Angela also runs Writersweekly, a marketing magazine for authors, and is also a former TV reporter and successful self-published writer. Most POD publishers have little or no manuscript screening process, but BookLocker does, and their aim

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Xlibris – Reviewed

Xlibris has been in existence for more than ten years and since I last looked at their site and publishing services last year, they seem to have revamped things recently. For these articles, I am going to concentrate on the most important and popular service used by authors using POD publishers, a 200pp black and

Academy by Mick Rooney – Paperback Release – July 2008

In line with Lulu making their ‘Publish by Lulu’ distribution service package free for a period of time, I have decided to make my novel, Academy available as a paperback edition. The whole proccess took me less than half an hour yesterday on Lulu’s site, with the only internal layout change being the addition of

Lulu’s ‘Publish by Lulu’ Service Now Free

Got a circular email from Lulu marketing department yesterday announcing that their ‘Publish by Lulu’ service is now being offered for free for an unspecified period of time. This publish and service and distribution pack is the one I chose for my last novel, ‘Academy’ and even at the €89 I paid proved excellent value

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