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101 Best Websites for Writers | Writer’s Digest

101 Best Websites for Writers | Writer’s Digest

The Independent Publishing Magazine has been honoured as one of Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers in the May/June edition of their magazine. This is the third year in a row TIPM has made the list and of course we are delighted to hear about the continued recognition and support from our readers and subscribers. For the last 17


The Independent Publishing Magazine – Tour Intro

Mick Rooney – Publishing Consultant If you found this review or article helpful, but you’re still looking for a suitable self-publishing provider to fit your needs as an author, then I’m sure I can help. As a publishing consultant and editor of this magazine, I’ve reviewed and examined in detail more than 150 providers throughout


TIPM Admin | Maintenance and Redesign

Over the coming 24 hours TIPM will be carrying out some redesign work on the magazine website and some features, pages and links may be unavailable for a period of time. Things will get messy but we will keep the reconstruction noise level down! The magazine will remain live during this time and we hope


TIPM Weekly Brief: Vanishing Books and Sales, and The State of Your Book

Books Online: Now you see them – now you don’t! Perhaps the biggest news in recent days was the decision by UK retailer to initially remove all Kobo e-books from their online bookstore. The decision was made following complaints last week to WH Smith about the content of ‘unacceptable titles’ which contravened guidelines of the self-publishing


TIPM Morning Brief: Friday, September 27th – Heroes, Villians and Statistics

It’s another packed brief of stories making the publishing news headlines over the past few days. Alas, once again the self and mainstream communities of the publishing industry are still fixated on creating heroes and villains in equal measure. The publishing industry has an innate knack of exploring extremities, finger-pointing and looking for scapegoats while deftly ignoring


TIPM Morning Brief: Thursday, September 19th

It’s a bumper brief this morning with lots of publishing stories.     Just a quick administration note: (You may need to be signed into your Facebook account to see all the elements and text of TIPM Morning Briefs.)  Without doubt the biggest story over the past couple of days in publishing has been the


TIPM Morning Brief: Monday, September 16th

Here is today’s TIPM Morning Brief.   Young author Aaron Ozee discusses taking on the production of an audio book for self-published authors, particularly using ACX. Post by Mick Rooney. With self-publishers also looking at crowdsourcing to finance the publication of a book, the social media resource can be used to edit your book. The


TIPM Morning Brief: Thursday, September 12th

Here is this morning’s news from the publishing and self-publishing world.   Publishers Weekly bi-monthly trade edition for self-published authors, PW Select, will now be published on a monthly basis. Post by Mick Rooney. Lulu, one of the biggest DIY self-publishing service companies, has expanded its array of free templates for authors. Post by Mick