Author Archives: Mick Rooney

POD Subsidy Survey – Lynn Osterkamp (thepopulistpublisher)

Currently Lynn Osterkamp is conducting a survey for authors who have used pod subsidy publishers and would like their feed back. You can take part in this survey at the following link; http://www.thepopulistpublisher.com/ Here are my generally posted comments about Lynn’s survey. I’m a little bemused as well about some of the negative criticism. I

Rise of the POD Monster

There is another very interesting article about the rise in POD publishing/Subsidy publishing in the business section of the Guardian Newspaper in England this week. It is written by John Sterlicchi. In his article, he says: “While self-publish companies stress the ease-of-use of their tools there is no doubt that authors – particularly those older

Raider Publishing First Podcast

After a little bit of a delay the first of the Raider Broadcasting Network podcasts is now available on ITunes and on the link provided on the end of this posting. The first show is hosted by Adam Salviani and is called the Writer’s Forum running to about 35 minutes. While Adam does need to

Raider Broadcasting Network Launched

I came across this on the web today which as you can imagine was of great interest to me. Raider International Publishing have launched a podcasting network radio programme which will be hosted by Adam Salviani and feature interviews and reviews of writer’s books. A writer’s forum programme will also be featured, which will feature

PODdy Mouth Post comment

A few days ago I posted about a query on the excellent PODdy mouth blogsite regarding Raider Publishers. A follow up comment was later posted by “Wordsmith”. I would like to take this opportunity to reply to the comments left. “Wordsmith” wrote, Mick, you should be more careful to find out the facts before you

A Word About The Links

I thought I’d best start by directing you to some of the links on my blogsite. They are all sites I drop by most days and for aspiring authors navigating the world of independent and self publishing – they are pretty invaluable. The two radio podcast sites feature lots of helpful author info, in particular

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