IWM Publishing is a non trading media collective operation originally set up in 1997 by Frank McGroarty and Gordon Newlands.
Our original remit was to service all types of media and corporate organisations, through news coverage, exclusive pictures as public relation activities, Websites and Broadcasting.
As well as working in the print media, we combined their journalistic background with ever changing online technology, developing a number of successful web publications. Right at the top of that list was Hot Iron: Scottish American Football Webzine which ran from 1997 to 2005, covering all aspects of American Football in Scotland.
During its existence Hot Iron attracted an average of nine and a half thousand visitors a month, topping over 20,000 during the first season of the NFL returning to Wembley. Since then, we have continued to develop our web presence, working with voluntary organisations as well as developing our own websites.
Following the closing of the Hot Iron site Frank and Gordon developed their own news and features webzine PIcs and Pieces which has since evolved into the publication Planet Ecosse.
In 2014, we moved into publishing e books for other authors and in 2015, focussed solely on our own electronic, paperback and audio titles under the banner of IWM Publishing.
IWM Publishing is not connected in anyway with another organisation in the UK. To avoid any further confusion, plans are under way to develop a new brand identity, where a relaunch is planned later this year