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by MickRooney
February 20th, 2010, 7:05 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Authonomy: The Future of publishing?
Replies: 26
Views: 7842

Re: Future of publishing?

Authonomy has announced the acquisition of two more titles.

http://mickrooney.blogspot.com/2010/02/ ... fifth.html
by MickRooney
January 4th, 2010, 9:48 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What author would you have dinner with/what would you ask?
Replies: 49
Views: 7996

Re: What author would you have dinner with/what would you ask?

And by the way, will someone if they see Kafka, tell him he left his umbrella in the back of the cab and he's not getting it back unless he says sorry for sulking all night.
by MickRooney
January 4th, 2010, 9:39 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What author would you have dinner with/what would you ask?
Replies: 49
Views: 7996

Re: What author would you have dinner with/what would you ask?

OK, I agree, rules changed. It'd definitely go with a dinner for eight, me and seven motley crew. Here's my bunch round the big table! Ernest Hemmingway Thomas Pynchon Paolo Coelho Carlos Ruiz Zafon John Steinbeck Franz Kafka William S Burrows Me Me and Kafka would pretty quickly abandon our steaks ...
by MickRooney
January 4th, 2010, 9:00 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Do you like Hardcovers?
Replies: 18
Views: 2869

Re: Do you like Hardcovers?

i think it is interesting how that preference of paperback over hardback has grown over the years. More and more we are looking for quick, cheap and dispensable things. There was a time, many moons ago, hardback was the lead, and often only published version of a book. Hardback sales, interestingly,...
by MickRooney
January 4th, 2010, 7:05 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Authonomy: The Future of publishing?
Replies: 26
Views: 7842

Re: Future of publishing?

I've been on Authonomy a good while now. About 9 months. I have to say I'm not as enthusiastic as I first was. As has been said above. It's a good way to get some beta readers and feedback for a work you want to put out there. But it has several critical failings. Much was made of it on its inceptio...
by MickRooney
January 4th, 2010, 6:40 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Querying Small press publishers?
Replies: 5
Views: 1133

Re: Querying Small press publishers?

You know, in my experience, I think authors can underestimate submissions to small presses - meaning their query can be presented a lot looser than if they were querying a large house. I don't know why that is. If anything, small presses are operating in the niche markets and a full understanding of...