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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.

Colour Your Lockdown Competition

July 22, 2021 
Keep the kids busy with a fun activity at home! We’ve got all age ranges covered with our fun colouring competition. Download the colouring sheet, colour and send back for your chance to win a fabulous book pack featuring some of our favourite books.   There are 3 x book packs to win We will […]

Placing your books in the British Library Hub

July 15, 2021 
If you're an author publishing in the UK, you are legally required to submit your book to the British Library. Here's everything you need to know about registering your book in the UK.   We're excited to welcome Ann Brady as a guest author to the blog to share her knowledge on registering your book […]

Author Association: Should I join one?

July 8, 2021 
If you’re an indie author, you may have considered joining an author association. Is there any real benefit from joining one and if so, which association should you look at? Read on to discover whether you should join an author association.   What are author associations? Author associations, much like many other professional associations are […]

We’re giving away FREE children's books to families in lockdown

June 29, 2021 
Sydney-based children's picture book publisher hoping to ease the stress for locals during COVID lockdown with free kids books. TLDR: Old Mate Media is a Sydney-based children’s book publisher. We have two books designed to help families get through lockdown. We are giving away these books for free to help our fellow locals. They available […]

The rules for art and text layout in children’s picture book design

June 24, 2021 
When creating illustrations for your children’s picture book, there are essential tips you must keep in mind to get it ready for design. Are you an author creating a children’s picture book? If so, then you’re aware that – unlike other genres – your story is more than just text. It’s also told in illustration. […]

How to register your book in Australia

June 17, 2021 
As an Australian author, registering your book helps increase its visibility to libraries and booksellers.   Where do you register your book in Australia? In Australia, registration is done before publication through the National Library of Australia. The service is called the Prepublication Data Service (recently renamed from Cataloguing-in-Publication (CiP)). This is a free service […]

Author Interview with Imogen Paige

Author Interview with Imogen Paige Today's interview covers a difficult topic - but a very important one. Imogen Paige's new book provides a relatable story to give hope to children experiencing child abuse at home. Discover more in our interview.   Tell us about your book? Lancelottie and the Three Scares is a modern-day, Arthurian […]

How to get a Library of Congress Control Number (LCCN)

May 31, 2021 
A Library of Congress Control Number provides an important cataloguing option for print books published in the United States. Discover why it is important and how you can get one for your book.   What is a Library of Congress Control Number (LCCN)? This free number is a unique identification of your work. It is […]

KDP vs IngramSpark pros and cons: Updated 2021

May 19, 2021 
Of the two giants in the indie author print-on-demand scene, KDP vs IngramSpark, which is better? Here’s everything you need to know. As an indie author, you’ve surely heard of Kindle Direct Publishing. It’s the name given to Amazon’s book publishing portal and the direct means for self-published indie authors to get their title on […]

5 ways to build a successful author brand identity

May 13, 2021 
If you want success as an indie author, you're going to have to build a strong author brand identity. Here's how you can do it. We're delighted to welcome Anna Jonak from The Elevatory as a guest author to the blog to share her 5 key elements to building a strong brand identity for your […]
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