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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.

Announcing Much to do Before a Dog – a children’s picture book

May 18, 2017 
Author and Artist duo Danny and Sheridan Blitz have joined the Old Mate Media family for their upcoming children’s picture book. We’ve got an extremely exciting announcement for all book lovers and parents out there. Old Mate Media is working on the production of a brand new children’s picture book for mother-daughter team Danny and […]

The Very Loving Caterpillar - children's picture book review

May 17, 2017 
Author Sean Browne uses a gloriously illustrated children’s picture book to impart a lesson on love and community. Sean Browne fell into the production of his children’s picture book, The Very Loving Caterpillar, in an unusual way. He was actually looking to make a film around caterpillars and butterflies, and it was only after a […]

The woman behind the books: musings on motherhood

May 13, 2017 
Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers and grandmothers and even great grandmothers out there in the world as we celebrate the great domain of motherhood. I’m Kate, wife to Chris, founder of Old Mate Media and I’m the coordinator mastermind working behind the scenes in the business. (No false modesty here). One of our […]

The Magic Leaf - children's picture book review

May 11, 2017 
Canadian author Mary Feliciani explores the value of friendship in her children’s picture book, The Magic Leaf.   With a background in psychology and a career as a school teacher, it’s fair to say Mary Feliciani is well positioned to write for children. The Magic Leaf is her second children’s book, following on from Big […]

Old Mate Media’s Chris Stead up for writing award

May 10, 2017 
The IT Journalism event finalists have been announced and Old Mate Media founder Chris Stead is in the running for a writing award. Now in its 15th year, the IT Journo awards – more commonly known as The Lizzies – are about to be announced. On May 12, the finalists and industry will converge on […]

Blue Troll's Broken Berry Rod review - children’s book

April 23, 2017 
The first entry in author Annabel Schiøtz’s troll series offers a delightful little tale for young readers with big imaginations. Author Annabel Schiøtz likes trolls and dragons. She sees them in the forest when she walks her dog; well, bushes, branches and trees shaped as she would imagine trolls must look. She takes photos of […]

Then The Tooth Fairy Won’t Come review - children's book reviews

April 13, 2017 
Author Bonnie Ferrante bites into the drama that surrounds your child’s first loose tooth Prolific Canadian writer Bonnie Ferrante is an intriguing figure in the indie authoring scene. A teacher for 33 years, ten as the school’s librarian, she has since been battling Parkinson’s Disease. Fighting back against this life-altering condition, Bonnie writes and illustrates […]

Editing for indie authors testimonial

April 5, 2017 
Old Mate Media offers a world-class editing for indie authors service and works with novels, picture books, magazines and more for a global release. In the long journey from formulating an idea for a book, to getting it published, the editing process is the most important. A professional editor does more than just put the […]

Guide to hiring an editor - do not confuse sub-editing with editing

April 4, 2017 
When hiring an editor to help finalise your book, be sure you know what type of editing service you are purchasing. Have you hired a sub-editor or an editor? With all due respect to the many hardworking sub-editors in publishing, there is a difference between that profession, and that of an editor. A sub-editor, sometimes […]

Start With Sorry - children's book reviews

April 3, 2017 
Author P.T Finch teams with illustrator Gokhan Bas to teach children a lesson on empathy Author-artist team P.T Finch and Gokhan Bas are looking to build a series of books that teach toddlers about empathy. Finch, a resident of New York City, is passionate about not only breaking down and explaining empathy to children, but […]
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