Practical Tips for Authors from Publishing Consultant Mick Rooney | Gigaverse Interview

This week, Gigaverse, an online learning resource that teaches people how to earn an income (and eventually make a career) out of their talents, hobbies, and passions, interviewed me on the topic of author-publishing. Gigaverse taps a wide field of information and resources and has already interviewed Catherine Ryan Hyde, Hugh Howey, Erin Brown, Lyn […]

Can self-publishing ever be meaningful? | Steven Lewis | National US Writers’ Congress 2013

A talk about self-publishing by Steven Lewis (Digital Media Strategist) to the National Writers’ Congress of the ASA in October 2013. Mick Rooney – Publishing Consultant If you found this review or article helpful, but you’re still looking for a suitable self-publishing provider to fit your needs as an author, then I’m sure I can […]

Hudson Stewart Bypasses Traditional Publishing and Promotional Channels

(via PR Newswire) Young writers can now be successful while avoiding hundreds of publisher and literary agent reject letters by using self publishing, crowdsourcing and social networking. Download image LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Streetdogz Media…   The Independent Publishing Magazine | TIPM Media

Guest Post: People in the Publishing Industry You Need to Be Following

The publishing industry is a tough business all around, particularly for writers. The best way to get published is to always, always be aware of the trends, influencers and happenings within the major publishing world, and social media makes that easier than ever. Here’s a selection of publishing industry insiders you need to be following on […]

HarperCollins Partner with NetGalley For ARC Delivery

HarperCollins announced a partnership with NetGalley yesterday that will see the digital book galley service deliver ARC’s (Advance Review Copies) and digital promotional materials on the publisher’s behalf. This is certainly a welcome development, not just because of delivery streamlining, cost savings and environmental benefits, but again, because it demonstrates that there are large publishers […]