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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.

Military Friends ABC review

July 15, 2017 
Author Tony Hunter turns his experience in the military into a unique early learning children’s picture book. I’m not a military man. In Australia –a relatively young nation locked on an island thousands of miles from anywhere – the military isn’t the cultural priority it is in other regions. We have a lot of respect […]

99c children’s picture book celebration

July 3, 2017 
To celebrate the arrival of The Little Green Boat in paperback form, we’re giving you a taste of the action adventure fun for a bargain price. You can’t get better value for money than a five-star rated, world-class 99c children’s picture book. The Little Green Boat is the first book in The Wild Imagination of […]

The Little Green Boat print edition out now

July 1, 2017 
 Our first beloved children’s picture book has had a makeover and is getting a re-release on both digital and print formats. Like an awesome director’s cut, or a high-definition re-imagining, The Little Green Boat print edition is here. The first book in The Wild Imagination of Willy Nilly series was originally released in late 2015. […]

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 […]
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