Merry Christmas from The Independent Publishing Magazine

TIPM subscribers and readers, we’ve reached the end of another publishing year. Every year seems to pass by so much quicker! In October the magazine celebrated its eight birthday and in that time I’ve witnessed so many changes here, and within the book industry. This year the magazine exceeded half a million unique visitors. TIPM will be taking a much-needed break […]

Space to Dream: Planning a Book over the New Year Lull – Mandy Gibbins-Klein | Guest Post

The end of the year gives us something which often feels in short supply these days: time. This period of relative stillness between last year and next year is the perfect time to plan ahead. Having time also gives you space. Away from the typical demands of the year, we get a chance to establish […]

Publishing Service Index: November/December 2015

This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for November/December and will be the last published update of 2015. IngramSpark looks to have won the seesaw battle with CreateSpace that marked the index over the past six months. The Ingram-owned publishing platform has returned to the top, but with a wider margin than we have seen for some time. […]

Writing and Reading for Pleasure: December | Douglas Burcham

Douglas continues his writing and reading for pleasure series with some brief thoughts for the month on clunking, evil and current publishing prospects.   At a local writer’s group, after putting the world to right, we usually sit and listen intently to various readings from members and I marvel at my fellow writer’s inventiveness and […]