Author Archives: Mick Rooney

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Publishing Service Index: April 2018 [With Notes]

Publishing Service Index: April 2018 [With Notes]

This is the first PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for 2018. Our last one was  released in December 2017. The index continues to reflect closures of publishing service providers and our latest release sees the departure of another two companies, though they were very small players in the service field. I now intend to compiled the index three to four times across the calendar year, so we can monitor seasonal

5 Reasons Why I Am Not Writing This From The Beach

5 Reasons Why I Am Not Writing This from the Beach – Warren Fowler | Guest Post

Everyone dreams of a writer’s life. You book your trip to Seychelles. You pack your laptop and light beach clothes. Sunglasses and flip-flops are a must. You enjoy at least two months of vacation there since you can afford it. How can you afford it? Well, you’re working right there, on the beach. You’re making

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Troubador Publishing Rolls Out its New Website

Troubador Publishing, one of the major publishing service providers for indie authors, has significantly redesigned its website with some impressive improvements. From the Press release: The redesigned Troubador Publishing Ltd website brings together all the imprints associated with Troubador for the first time, from the well-respected Matador imprint to the independently-minded Book Guild – while

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How Technology is Affecting the Writing Industry – Laura Thompson | Guest Post

Technology has reshaped our lives in a drastic way. Looking back on the technological advancements of the last few decades, we can’t help but be astonished by the giant leaps humanity has made and we can’t help but wonder what else there is in store for us. From solar energy to self-driving cars, from AI

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Three Ways to Revive the Fortunes of a Dying Book – Dave Chesson | Guest Post

Many writers know the frustration of putting their time, effort and hope into a book, only for it to fizzle out after launching. It can be incredibly disheartening when books don’t perform as well as expected. One response is to simply move on to the next project, giving up any hope of the previous book’s

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How Internet Pirates Affect Authors and the Publishing Industry – Jack White | Guest Post

Ebook piracy is a big threat that publishers and authors alike need to confront head on. Ebook piracy has significantly encroached into the profit margins of the publishing industry. The recent online copyright infringement research conducted by Kanter Media estimated that about 4 million or 17% of ebooks are read through online piracy. The 7th

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Millennials Market: How to Promote a Book on Snapchat – Brandon Stanley | Guest Post

Millennials are people who have different values and completely different life approach compared to any other generation. For example, a lot of US millennials prefer Snapchat over Facebook. This is probably because Snapchat is appealing to a younger demographic, providing all the fun and interesting features that most millennials seek. Considering that you’re an author

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Why You Shouldn’t Limit Yourself to Deadlines When Writing? – Warren Fowler | Guest Post

Whether you are a freelance writer, an author, or a student, knowing how to handle your time is crucial. Tasks can be demanding and time can be short. Thus, asking yourself, “is there anything I could improve in my work approach?” is a good start to developing better work habits. If the answer is “yes,”

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Radio Espial: Publishing, Self-Publishing and Technology with Paul Cohen (Monkfish and Epigraph) [VIDEO]

Paul Cohen of Monkfish and Epigraph Publishing joined presenter Mick Rooney on Radio Espial to discuss all things publishing, self-publishing, digital publishing and technology.

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Success as a Self-Published Author: Some Hints and Tips – Alex Norwood | Guest Post

With the big publishing houses amalgamating within each other more than ever, it seems harder and harder for budding writers to seek their work accredited through the traditional mass publication model. With this in mind, self-publishing can be an easier way to get your work out there and make a name for yourself. It comes

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