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All the latest news about indie authors and the self-publishing scene so you can stay fully informed.

It's important to keep up to date with all the latest indie author news. It's just not about who is releasing new books and getting essential tips on how to best succeed in your self-publishing journey. Knowing the latest self-publishing news also keeps you informed of new printers, changes in production costs, additional distribution models, government incentives and plenty more. It’s news that can impact your book's chances of success. Make sure you subscribe to our newsletter so you never miss a thing.

Get The Fastest Kid in the World for free

June 27, 2022 
The Fastest Kid in the World is FREE for a limited time!   In last month's newsletter we had Follow the Breadcrumbs on sale. If you missed out on getting it for free, it's now available on Kindle Unlimited so that you can download the eBook and read it whenever you wish. You can find […]

Follow the Breadcrumbs for FREE

May 30, 2022 
The exciting second adventure in the Wild Imagination of Willy Nilly is currently FREE on Kindle for just 5 days! You can pick up Follow the Breadcrumbs for FREE from May 30th to April 4th. The perfect gift for a friend or addition to your child's bookshelf. If you enjoy Follow the Breadcrumbs on eBook, consider picking […]

Top tips for authors: How to get a US bank account

May 25, 2022 
Learn how to get a US bank account for Amazon payments using Wise. Wise (formerly known as TransferWise) is an international currency transfer company that allows you to send and receive money all over the world. Their multi-currency accounts provide an excellent solution for authors from outside the US to receive their royalty payments. How […]

Author Interview with LaTasha Reynolds

May 17, 2022 
This week's author interview is with LaTasha Reynolds. LaTasha wrote Bryla’s Amazing Imagination as a letter to her daughter in the form of a story. Her goal is to inspire kids to dream and teach them the power of imagination. Read on for the full interview.   Tell us about your book? Bryla's Amazing Imagination: […]

How print-on-demand works

May 4, 2022 
If you're thinking of self-publishing, using a print-on demand-service is a very cost-effective way of distributing your book. Old Mate Media founder Kate Stead explains how print-on-demand works when using IngramSpark and Amazon's KDP to distribute your book.     Print on demand means that a copy of your book is printed on demand when […]

Author Interview with Philippa Rae

April 27, 2022 
This week's author interview is with Philippa Rae. Philippa talks about her latest book Harold Goes To School, her inspiration for writing, her tips for encouraging children to read and more! Tell us about your book? Harold Goes To School is about a boy called Billy and his pet monster, Harold.  When Billy takes him […]

What is DPI?

March 15, 2022 
If you're publishing a print book or digital book, it's important to know what DPI is and how it affects the artwork in your book. Chris Stead explains what DPI is, what DPI is best for your book, and how to ensure your book's artwork turns out exactly how you want it in the finished […]

Author Interview with Dr. Artika Tyner

March 9, 2022 
This week's author interview is with Dr. Artika Tyner. Through her new children's book Justice Makes a Difference, Artika is on a mission to inspire young people to read and lead to empower social change in their community. Artika talks about her inspiration as an author and shares tips to spark interest in reading amongst […]

What is Bleed?

March 1, 2022 
Understanding bleed is essential when designing the artwork for your book. If you're self-publishing you must take into consideration bleed before you design your book. Learn what bleed is, when bleed becomes an important factor and how to prepare your artwork for your designer in the video below. This blog post is an extension to […]

Important tips for story text in children's books

February 9, 2022 
When placing your story text in the art of your children's book, there are important tips to keep in mind to ensure you don't run into any issues. Chris Stead covers three essential tips you need to keep in mind as you plan the story text to place in the artwork of your children's book. […]
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