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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.

Author Interview with Marie Hernandez

November 2, 2021 
This week's author interview is with Marie Hernandez. All Dogs Don't Bite is a fantastic children's book centred around a dog lover's bad experience with an unfriendly dog and the lessons he learns to take back his confidence. Marie shares helpful dog safety tips that are relevant for all children growing up around dogs. Read […]

The launch of Northern Beaches Creatives - our exciting new project!

October 21, 2021 
If you want to find local creatives to collaborate with or support, then you need local children’s books publisher Old Mate Media’s Northern Beaches Creatives hub. Hear about our exciting new project we’ve just launched.   This week’s article is going to be a little different. That is, it’s not related to indie author publishing. […]

IngramSpark author deadlines for 2021 Christmas book orders

October 11, 2021 
The holiday season is an important time for indie authors and we have some important IngramSpark deadline updates for Christmas book orders. This year has been a whirlwind of highs and lows and most of us have had to adapt as our lives have been turned on their heads. Thanks a bunch COVID! However, normality […]

How to get your book stocked by libraries - CIP blocks and why you need one

September 22, 2021 
If you want to reach the widest possible audience, you need to have your book stocked in libraries. Ensuring your book is catalogued correctly gives your book the best chance of being selected by libraries. Here’s how. Why would you want your book stocked in libraries? In order to reach the widest market for your […]

How to get your book into stores

September 10, 2021 
Today’s case study showcases a different approach to book sales that works very well for Old Mate Media author Ken Mackenzie.   Ken Mackenzie, the traditional 21-century author Indie author Ken Mackenzie is one of Old Mate Media’s traditional authors, publishing with us under a collaborative agreement. Ken has published four books through Old Mate […]

What legal deposits are and why they might apply to you

September 4, 2021 
If you're thinking of publishing a book, you may be required to submit a legal deposit to your national library. Find out what a legal deposit is and if it applies to you in this guide.   What is a legal deposit? When you publish a book, you have the option of providing a copy […]

Author Interview with Karen A. Wyle

August 30, 2021 
Today we're talking with Karen A. Wyle. Karen is an accomplished author who has published eleven novels and has now published her first children's picture book. Discover more as Karen shares her tips and insights. How many books have you written and how many have you published? This gets complicated because of the wide range […]

How to register your book in Canada

August 23, 2021 
Registering your book in Canada is an important step in making your book more available to libraries and the public. Find out how to register your book in Canada as an independent author through the legal deposit system.   Where do you register your book in Canada? Library and Archives Canada (LAC) keep records and […]

Author Interview with Srividhya Lakshmanan

August 12, 2021 
Today we are talking with Srividhya Lakshmanan about her latest book Do They All Sleep? Her fun, animal-themed book focuses on helping toddlers learn about the importance of sleep. Discover more as we chat with Srividhya. Tell us about your book? ‘Do they all sleep?’ is a colourful picture book that can help toddlers learn […]

Winners announced: Colour Your Lockdown

August 5, 2021 
Congratulations to our three amazing winners of the Colour Your Lockdown colouring competition. We were so happy to receive so many fantastic entries to our colouring competition. It was very special to see all the different ways you choose to colour in Willy Nilly, his dog and all the animals in the picture. It was […]
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