Who Killed Gutenberg’s Magic Circle? – Miha Mazzini | Guest Post
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by Mick Rooney
1w ago
The modern world is a result of a rattling device, Gutenberg’s invention that printed endless books, each of them conveying new ideas to readers. Texts were banned and burned, but a magic circle had been set up: printing nonfiction brings an idea, which leads readers to new ideas, which in turn bring new books. It ..read more
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year – Self-Publishing Christmas
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by Mick Rooney
1M ago
Firstly, I want to thank all our great guest post writers for their contributions during 2022. As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, TIPM was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of regular writer and contributor, Douglas Burcham. TIPM wishes all our supporters and subscribers a safe and happy festive period for this ..read more
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Writing and Reading for Pleasure: Douglas Burcham (RIP)
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by Mick Rooney
2M ago
Way back in 2014 I met Douglas at a writer conference in Leicester, England. I was enthused by his energy and his enthusiasm for writing. Like so many writers in the indie scene, he came to writing late in life, but with a burst of energy and ideas like so many authors who had suppressed ..read more
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Are Entry-Level Jobs Disappearing in Publishing? – Ella Gallego | Guest Post
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by Mick Rooney
2M ago
You’re a recent literature graduate or someone pivoting in their career who wants to acquire an entry level publishing position. However, entry level publishing position requirements far exceed entry-level. You continuously encounter entry-level positions, with meagre pay, that require or implicitly request previous experience. Phrases like ‘3-5 years of publishing experience required’ or ‘contracts experience ..read more
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10 Tips on Growing Your Personal Brand as an Author – Andrew Deen | Guest Post
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by Mick Rooney
3M ago
As an author, there’s more to making it big than just writing books. While creating great work is an integral part of becoming a successful author, to grow your personal brand, you’ll have to put effort into getting your name in front of people before you can expect to be selling out books. While there’s ..read more
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How Introverted Authors Can Network Effectively – Miles Oliver | Guest Post
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by Mick Rooney
5M ago
Networking as an introvert can be challenging. Even if you don’t mind schmoozing and collaborating, you’d rather be at your desk typing away with nothing but your thoughts and the ever-advancing cursor. Fortunately, you don’t have to become a social butterfly to get ahead as an author. Authors like Thomas Pynchon and Harper Lee are ..read more
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Tips for Indie Writers During an Economic Recession – Andrew Deen | Guest Post
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by Mick Rooney
6M ago
Maybe you’ve had a book idea in your head for years and have just now arrived at a season in life when you have a bit more bandwidth available to write it. Maybe you’ve been working diligently on a project for the last six months and have finally committed yourself to a deadline. Maybe you’ve ..read more
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Authors Need to Stop Slamming Agents Leaving the Industry – Anat Deracine | Guest Post
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by Mick Rooney
6M ago
I unapologetically love Gothic novels. I grew up on Poe and Stevenson, on Wilkie Collins and Mary Shelley. Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca made me want to become a writer. Everything about the Gothic novel—the strange, eerie setting, the sense of dread, the claustrophobia and suspense—I was living every day, as a woman in Saudi Arabia ..read more
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How Self-Published Authors Can Promote Their Books In A Digital Landscape – Miles Oliver | Guest Post
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by Mick Rooney
7M ago
There’s no doubt the publishing industry has been undergoing significant change in the last couple of decades. Much of this has been the result of the rise of the digital landscape and an increased use of technology. Tools have emerged that have altered the way people produce, purchase, and read books. This isn’t just relevant ..read more
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How to Prepare to Go On a Book Tour – Miles Oliver | Guest Post
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by Mick Rooney
10M ago
Once you’ve put in the hard work and countless hours to write a book, it’s time to promote it! Book tours are a great way to market yourself, connect with readers, and build some buzz around your publication. While the idea of going on a book tour is exciting, especially if you’re a new author ..read more
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