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5 key elements to building a strong author brand identity with Anna Jonak

May 13, 2021 
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 author business. A strong brand identity is at the core of every successful business, This is especially important for a personal author brand. It’s the […]

KDP now printing in Australia: Why it's big news for self-published authors

May 7, 2021 
Australian and international authors can now sell print books into Australia directly via Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing. Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) is Amazon’s book publishing service: we’re sure you’ve heard of it. KDP enables authors to self-publish their books online and sell them on Amazon in print and digital forms. But while readers can purchase […]

Author Interview with Tony Lee Moral

April 29, 2021 
Today we're talking to Tony Lee Moral. Tony is an accomplished author who has written books across multiple genres, including mystery and suspense, natural history, young adult and now children's fiction. Discover more about his publishing journey in our interview. How many books have you written and how many have you published? I’ve written 8 […]

Our new website is live!

March 22, 2021 
Old Mate Media, a specialist in children's book publishing services and indie author coaching, has launed a brand new website. We are delighted to celebrate the launch of the new Old Mate Media website. A long time in the making, this new site will help us to bring to life many of our ideas to […]

Superheroes Wear Masks children’s picture book out now

December 27, 2020 
Award-winning author Chris Stead releases Superheroes Wear Masks, a children’s picture book that helps kids deal with their COVID anxiety. There are very few people in the world that haven’t been impacted by COVID-19 and the coronavirus pandemic. For adults it has been hard going, but at least mature humans have a better chance of […]

Gentle George children’s chapter book out now

December 21, 2020 
Old Mate Media has published Gentle George, a chapter book for early readers that explores the importance of friendship and bravery. Working in a mine has never been a safe career, but it was even worse in the past. Before robots and vehicles and modern safety equipment. Back then, it was all done by hand. […]

Adam Nexus by Nicholas Abdilla and Chris Stead out now

December 14, 2020 
The third book in the epic sci-fi book saga Adam X, Adam Nexus, is available now in paperback and on Kindle. Is there a more exciting new science-fiction series on Earth than Adam X? What about across the universe? Or the known dimensions? We like to think not. Adam X blends history, science, humour, religion […]

Author interview with Timmy Miller

December 8, 2020 
Timmy Miller is an Australian author whose love of firing up children's imaginations speaks to many writers. Here's his publishing journey. Tell us about your book? The imagination Box is the story a young boy named Orin & his Mum. Orin ropes his tired Mum into playing with a seemingly mundane box; and immerses them […]

Best Black Friday deals for authors in 2020

November 25, 2020 
It’s Black Friday and there are deals and more deals everywhere! I’m going to share just a few of the good ones that I’ve spotted for authors in our article. Do let me know if you see any others we should include. ProWriting Aid ProWritingAid is a grammar guru, style editor and writing mentor in […]

Author Interview with Shaneisha Dodson

November 16, 2020 
Shaneisha Dodson is an author on a mission to empower girls. Her book stars a female superhero, Sugamama and is only the first of a whole series that's on the way.  Discover more as we chat to Shaneisha. Tell us about your book? The Adventures of Sugamama is a picture book suitable for children between […]
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