The Independent Publishing Magazine (TIPM) launched in late 2007 by Mick Rooney.  TIPM covers many aspects of independent publishing, including: self-publishing, hybrid publishing, traditional publishing, book marketing, technology and news. 

Our readership is both authors and industry professionals.

TIPM provides an objective view on global publishing from the perspective of authors who want to publish their books outside mainstream channels. Over the past 20 years, the stigma and limitations of self-publishing have eroded, evening the playing field, so that savvy independent authors and publishers have opportunities to attract readers. Readers’ access to good books is no longer controlled by a few gatekeepers.  

TIPM was purchased by Mark Levine in late 2024. The era of TIPM will continue to cover the individuals and companies in the independent publishing space that are creating opportunities for authors to succeed. 


FAQS about The Independent Publishing Magazine


What is The Independent Publishing Magazine?

TIPM is an online magazine, resource and research portal for authors exploring self-publishing and those interested in the trends, companies and technology in self-publishing and traditional publishing. 

Will You Publish My Next Book?

We are not a publisher, but if you are looking for publishing service providers, we suggest you check out our Resources page to review the companies we trust.

Do You Accept Submissions for Guest Posts and Articles?

We welcome submissions of articles for guest postings, provided the subject matter fits with the content of the site and our editorial style. If interested, please contact us via our online contact form


Do You Sell Advertising Space?

Yes. Please get in touch via our contact page.