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To Self-publish or Not to Self-publish A Seriously Useful Author's Guide by Mick Rooney

To Self-publish or Not to Self-publish A Seriously Useful Author's Guide

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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.

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To Self-publish or Not to Self-publish A Seriously Useful Author's Guide by Mick Rooney

Every serious writer at some point considers the path of self-publishing. Now, more than at any other time in book publishing, self-publishing has become the chosen path for authors previously within the mainstream industry and authors starting out on a writing career. To Self-Publish or Not to Self-Publish not only prompts the author to ask the million dollar question - Why do I want to self-publish? - it takes the author carefully through the process of reasoning, and the realities of self-publishing, to help them find the best path forward. It also provides an analysis of the publishing world today and the choices, opportunities and services available. This book will provide advice and guidance to enable and empower every author considering self-publishing to identify reputable and quality services suitable for their book, as well as helping them define what publishing success is for an author.

About the Author

Mick Rooney

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, which provides news, service reviews and advice.

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28th October 2010


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Matador an imprint of Troubador Publishing is an imprint of Matador

logo Matador has been offering authors a high quality self-publishing service since 1999. Part of Troubador Publishing Ltd, Matador offers a wide range of services aimed at publishing, marketing and distributing books and ebooks to a high standard, be that via Print On Demand (POD) or through traditional bookshop distribution. Matador has deliberately established itself at the quality end of the self-publishing market. We work in partnership with our authors, most of whom publish with us as they are serious about their self-publishing, wanting a high quality book or a real chance at getting their work distributed and read. As a result, we are the UK's most widely recommended self-publishing service. 'Matador is a highly reputable partnership publisher offering an author the best chance of self-publishing success in the UK.' Mick Rooney, Editor of The Independent Publishing Magazine

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