Mick Rooney is an author, editor, researcher, journalist and broadcaster.
He was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1968. He has been writing for more than thirty years and has published nine books, including several novels and non-fiction books. He has also published books on the publishing industry and has written articles for national and international magazines and news outlets.

He has written many informative and illuminating articles in print and online, including Writers' ForumSelf-Publishing Magazine UK and Publetariat. about the changing and complex world of the publishing industry. He was featured in the Irish Times "The Irish players at the forefront of new publishing" in 2015.

In 2010, he published To Self-Publishing or Not to Self-Publish with Troubador Publishing UK, and followed this book up with another guide, Choosing A Self-Publishing Provider, published by ALLi (The Alliance of Independent Authors).

He is currently editor and researcher at The Independent Publishing Magazine and former editor and content strategist of TAUS Review, a publication for the global translation industry. He also broadcasts as an interviewer on Radio Espial covering various issues in the media and aviation industries.

Though born in Ireland, Rooney now lives in the Netherlands.