Author Archives: Mick Rooney

Amazon Forces POD Publishers to use Booksurge-Update

Following on from the previous post on Amazon’s moves against POD publishers, here is some more indept information and analysis on the current situation, particularly from Angela Hoy of Writersweekly. The Independent Publishing Magazine | TIPM Media

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; 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