Mick Rooney has been self-publishing his books since 1990. He has written numerous articles on the publishing industry and self-publishing which have appeared in many magazines. He is editor, researcher and publishing consultant for his website and author resource at mickrooney.blogspot.com, which provides news, service reviews and advice.
Challenging some of the preconceptions around self-publishing, this practical guide to the jungle of self-publishing offers in depth analysis of service providers and a pragmatic look at the costs involved and what you can expect for your money. As the Editor of The Independent Publishing Magazine, Mick Rooney knows the self-publishing industry incredibly well. There is a Self-Publishing Conference being held at the University of Leicester on 30 March 2014 and Lovereading members are entitled to a £10 discount on the standard registration fee. Click here to download the booking form and to find out more. Click here to find out more about the conference.
The Memory of Trees is the story of Carlos, a shepherd boy, who travels from his beautiful home in Cyprus, following in the footsteps of Saint Paul into the Middle East and along the road to Damascus. Experiencing unbearable loss and exile, he sets out on a journey of knowledge and adventure.
Filigree & Shadow is a journey and a quest into the imagination and the soul. It is a picture painted on a canvas and explored with every perception and sensation. You will be challenged to stand close to the canvas and see the minutest crack of paint, or cast an eye from afar at earthly and unearthly worlds. In Arcadia, we are the astronomer and evolutionist; in The Eternal, we will move unnervingly like a spiritual psychic between the world of the living and the dead; in The Spiraling of Winter Ghosts and Tisima, Tisima, we will stretch our fingers into a ghostly web of dream and childhood; in A Time, that Time and Hybrid, we journey into the landscapes of myth, fairytale and folklore; in Thais, we are at the mercy of our persecutors and the ravages of history and mankind. For the first time in one volume, Mick Rooney's prose is brought together in a fascinating exhibition of cruelty and beauty. Step inside...
An extraordinary journey into fiction, surrealism, and some of the greatest artist and innovators of the past. Leonardo Buonarroti works as a clerk for the region's Academy. The Academy is an all-controlling, totalitarian government ruling in every aspect of a citizen's life. Set against a snow-covered, post-war, apocalyptic landscape, this Orwellian novel sets an austere atmosphere of unease throughout, merging surrealism and historical documentary. It weaves a complex and fragmented journey, from the Great Siberian Explosion of 1908, to the lives of artists and innventors, including, da Vinci, Von Zeppelin and the Russian explorer, Kulik. On his journey from the Academy to the Underground, Leonardo discovers the lies and truths in his own life.