Free children's author interview service

Chris Stead
 | Updated July 1, 2021
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Free children's author interview service

Chris Stead
 | Updated July 1, 2021

If you’re an indie children’s author looking for children’s picture book reviews, Old Mate Media can help with an author interview.

At Old Mate Media, we love making books. We also love helping other indie authors and illustrators self-publish their work. One of the biggest challenges facing any indie author releasing their book into a massive worldwide market is getting noticed, and generating some momentum in sales and word-of-mouth. So we’d like to start helping in that regard, too.

How to use our children’s author interview service

As an indie author, getting media coverage can be challenging. It's hard to find the right outlets with the right audience that will have readers interested in your story. Here at Old Mate Media we talk to children's authors and children's book readers every day. We have books just like yours and know what readers and potential customers want to discover about authors.

Our goal is to easily and effectively showcase your book and story to our audience through a written interview. In order to be considered for an author interview, simply email us and we'll send back the interview questions. Include as much of the following as you can:

  1. A small 100 or so words introduction about you and your book
  2. The cover art from your book
  3. A link to your website
  4. A link to your book and where we can download it

Why don't we offer reviews instead of interviews? 

Our previous review service offered a deep dive into the merits and the backstory of your book. It was a very interesting experience for Old Mate Media’s founder, Chris Stead, but was also very time consuming. We found that most authors wanted simply more Amazon reviews, rather than this deep dive. So instead, we'll do our best to showcase your work to our audience through an interview. And, try to add all the books we feature to our own Amazon reading lists. Old Mate Media co-founder Kate Stead reads extensively in the children's picture book space on her Kindle App.

How much does it cost for an author interview?

A feature on the Old Mate Media website is free. Outside of your time in answering questions and putting together your materials - there is no cost. We only have two requirements.

  1. The first is that, once the interview is posted up on Old Mate Media, you share the link through your social channels.
  2. The second is that you link to it on your website, preferably in a post notifying your fans the interview is live.

You should be doing these things anyway, as the purpose of the interview is to help awareness. But we’ve learned from previous experience, that people often need encouragement.

Note: At this point this opportunity is only available to authors with their own website.

Don’t have a website?

If you’re an author who has a book, but hasn't yet built your own website, what should you do? We do recommend that all authors have their own website, as their home base for marketing. You can learn more about this in our website design service. To discuss whether a website will fit with your publishing plans, we suggest booking in a free call with us.

Hopefully our new children’s author interview service can help more indie authors find more readers. After all, you can never have too many books.

Submit an Interview Request Now

Chris Stead

Chris Stead is an award-winning author and editor with over 26-years of experience in the publishing industry. After publishing over 1000 magazines and launching a dozen commercial websites, fatherhood saw him turn his attention to the world of children's picture books and self-publishing. He now makes books for himself and countless indie authors around the globe.

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