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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.

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 […]

November news from Old Mate Media

November 9, 2020 
We’re here to share some November news from the Old Mate Media stable and some important order dates for you as we prepare for the Christmas season. Old Mate Media author Ken Mackenzie featured on Chat & Spin Radio We were very excited to hear Ken’s radio interview on Chat & Spin Radio last week. […]

Author Interview with Julie Stamm

October 27, 2020 
Today we’re talking to Julie Stamm about her first book Some Days We. Julie's beautiful story will move and inspire you. Discover her unique background to authorship in our interview. Tell us about your book? Written from the perspective of a young child, Some Days We…  tackles the serious issue of parenting with a chronic […]

Apple reveals key Christmas dates for authors

October 19, 2020 
If you’re an indie author hoping to get your book put on Apple Books before Christmas, there are some key dates to keep in mind. Update: Christmas is done and dusted for another year. We'll update this page ahead of Christmas 2021 with the ne dates as soon as they are announced. It makes sense […]
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