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The making of Can You See The Magic?

January 31, 2017 
Author Chris Stead details the making of his interactive children’s picture book, Can You See the Magic. The story behind the making of Can You See The Magic started at a wedding. A good mate of mine was getting married down in the Southern Highlands, south of Sydney Australia. It was a weekender, and the whole […]

10 best Christmas books for kids

December 21, 2016 
A brand new story offers a brand new adventure for your child's imagination to explore. Stories are always a beautiful gift for Christmas day. It’s a joy to see our kids’ curiosity sparked and here are 10 of best Christmas books for kids. Are you looking for the perfect gift to give your child this Christmas? Or […]

How to promote your book at christmas

December 16, 2016 
Christmas is the biggest buying holiday of the year and can lead to many more sales for your book. So how do you tap into everyone’s buying mood? How do you make sure they are picking out your books as gifts for their family and friends? Here's how to promote your book at Christmas. Gifts don’t always […]

Watch Willy Nilly on YouTube with Storytime Pup

December 13, 2016 
Exciting news! Our very own Willy Nilly and his first book, The Little Green Boat, is being featured on Children’s Books YouTube channel Storytime Pup.     What is Storytime Pup? Storytime Pup is a children's book focused video channel that aims to be both fun and educational. The channel's mascot, the lovable Storytime Pup, reads […]

Nominate a good book at the Goodreads Awards

November 24, 2016 
The Goodreads Awards for 2016 are nearing the pointy end of judging and it’s time for the readers to get involved. Everybody loves a good book, and we’re sure you’ve got something sitting on your bookshelf or bedside table you cannot wait to rave to friends about. Well great news: the Goodreads Choice Awards 2016 […]

Who is Adam X?

November 16, 2016 
Old Mate Media is readying the release of a novel for Christmas that science-fiction fans should definitely put on their radar. Adam X is coming! We’ve become well known for our children’s picture books here at Old Mate Media, but it is not the only thing we do. In fact, we’ve also released a cookbook […]

The best free children’s ebook is Willy Nilly’s The Little Green Boat

October 29, 2016 
Looking for the best free children’s eBook available on iTunes? Look no further! It’s the five-star rated The Little Green Boat by Chris Stead. A year ago, we launched our first ever children’s picture book. It was The Little Green Boat, Book 1 of The Wild Imagination of Willy Nilly series. We’ve since released another […]

Old Mate Media book reading at the Kids Gifts and Toys Bazaar

October 25, 2016 
This weekend author Chris Stead will do a children’s book reading to the kids at Newport’s latest children’s festival. There’s nothing quite like doing a children’s book reading. It’s a large reason why I started creating children’s books to begin with. Being able to build something that you can share with your children is awesome. […]

Picture book report: buying and reading habits of parents

October 17, 2016 
The results of our children's picture book survey with parents from across the world are in. Read the full report. At Old Mate Media, we make children’s picture books. And a children’s picture book is bought by a parent or grandparent to read to the little people in their lives. So in order to best deliver our books […]

eBooks vs Books – parents should give children’s ebooks a try

October 15, 2016 
In the eBooks vs Books debate, no matter whether you call them traditional books, paper books, printed books or real books, the argument remains the same. eBooks vs Books - where do you currently stand? I love reading physical books with my children. It's enjoyable watching them scan through the bookshelf – or more accurately […]
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