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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.

Funny Bunny Feelings review

June 30, 2017 
Author Joanne Tan-Casem teams up with illustrator Hannah Varela on a cute little children’s picture book with a surprising twist. It’s not easy being a parent. This is a children’s picture book review, so if you are reading it, I’m sure you don’t need any explanation as to why. So many sleepless nights. All that […]

Five star review for A Very Strange Zoo

June 27, 2017 
Old Mate Media is very excited to share some positive news about one of our books, A Very Strange Zoo. It has received a five star review from Readers Favorite.   What is Readers' Favorite? Readers' Favorite is one of the internet's most respected book review websites. The sites' writers review new books from authors of […]

Self-publishing author survey - win a book assessment

June 22, 2017 
Children's book publisher Old Mate Media is seeking your opinion. We have talked to readers and now we want to hear from authors and potential authors. What do you need help with in achieving your self publishing goals? Who is Old Mate Media? Here at Old Mate Media we help authors take their concepts from a […]

Lulu and Lainey … The Lucky Day review

June 16, 2017 
Author Lois Petren and illustrator Tanja Russita return to bookshelves with a new adventure for Lulu and Lainey Earlier in 2017, we fell in love with Lois Petren and Tanja Russita’s Lulu and Lainey series. We reviewed the first entry, Lulu and Lainey … A French Yarn, which was inspired by Petren’s own experience of […]

The Making of Monument Valley out now on Amazon and iTunes

June 15, 2017 
Old Mate Media is happy to announce that an exclusive, behind the scenes making of book for blockbuster mobile game Monument Valley is now available in digital and paperback.   Monument Valley is a brilliant mobile video game experience. With over 50,000,000 paid downloads on Android, iPhone and iPad devices, it’s also one of the […]

Puppy's Bubble – children’s picture book review

June 9, 2017 
Erica Graham writes and illustrates the cute little children’s picture book Puppy's Bubble, which hides an important early learning initiative. Author Erica Graham is a professional speech-language pathologist. She is also a mother who knows how hard it is to navigate speech learning into the daily chaos of running a family home. In the same way […]

Who is Suzie? – The Wild Imagination of Willy Nilly series

June 7, 2017 
A new character is coming to The Wild Imagination of Willy Nilly series by author Chris Stead, but who is Suzie and where did she come from? When I wrote The Little Green Boat, it was for my son. Initially, it was just a story that popped into my head - The Wild Imagination of […]

Children's picture book survey - win free books

June 1, 2017 
Children's book publishers Old Mate Media and Sanderson Stories are seeking your opinion. We invite readers, parents and lovers of children's fiction to share with us their likes and dislikes. In exchange, we have a great grand prize to offer, and a freebie for everyone to walk away with! Did you know that independent authors produce and […]

Win fantastic prizes in our reader survey competition

June 1, 2017 
Old Mate Media is partnering with a number of great indie authors on a reader survey. Here is the prize pack on offer for those who get involved. What is the survey competition? Old Mate Media has partnered with a number of talented independent authors to bring you an amazing prize pack of books. You can […]

How to create a Kindle book series bundle on Amazon in five steps

May 31, 2017 
Do you have multiple books in the one series? Did you know you can link them together on Amazon so readers can purchase the whole series in one go?   There’s a reason why they keep making Star Wars movies, Marvel comics and Game of Thrones books – people love a good series. We fall […]
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