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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.

How to get your book into stores

September 10, 2021 
Today’s case study showcases a different approach to book sales that works very well for Old Mate Media author Ken Mackenzie.   Ken Mackenzie, the traditional 21-century author Indie author Ken Mackenzie is one of Old Mate Media’s traditional authors, publishing with us under a collaborative agreement. Ken has published four books through Old Mate […]

What legal deposits are and why they might apply to you

September 4, 2021 
If you're thinking of publishing a book, you may be required to submit a legal deposit to your national library. Find out what a legal deposit is and if it applies to you in this guide.   What is a legal deposit? When you publish a book, you have the option of providing a copy […]

Author Interview with Karen A. Wyle

August 30, 2021 
Today we're talking with Karen A. Wyle. Karen is an accomplished author who has published eleven novels and has now published her first children's picture book. Discover more as Karen shares her tips and insights. How many books have you written and how many have you published? This gets complicated because of the wide range […]

How to register your book in Canada

August 23, 2021 
Registering your book in Canada is an important step in making your book more available to libraries and the public. Find out how to register your book in Canada as an independent author through the legal deposit system.   Where do you register your book in Canada? Library and Archives Canada (LAC) keep records and […]

Author Interview with Srividhya Lakshmanan

August 12, 2021 
Today we are talking with Srividhya Lakshmanan about her latest book Do They All Sleep? Her fun, animal-themed book focuses on helping toddlers learn about the importance of sleep. Discover more as we chat with Srividhya. Tell us about your book? ‘Do they all sleep?’ is a colourful picture book that can help toddlers learn […]

Winners announced: Colour Your Lockdown

August 5, 2021 
Congratulations to our three amazing winners of the Colour Your Lockdown colouring competition. We were so happy to receive so many fantastic entries to our colouring competition. It was very special to see all the different ways you choose to colour in Willy Nilly, his dog and all the animals in the picture. It was […]

Colour Your Lockdown Competition

July 22, 2021 
Keep the kids busy with a fun activity at home! We’ve got all age ranges covered with our fun colouring competition. Download the colouring sheet, colour and send back for your chance to win a fabulous book pack featuring some of our favourite books.   There are 3 x book packs to win We will […]

Placing your books in the British Library Hub

July 15, 2021 
If you're an author publishing in the UK, you are legally required to submit your book to the British Library. Here's everything you need to know about registering your book in the UK.   We're excited to welcome Ann Brady as a guest author to the blog to share her knowledge on registering your book […]

Author Association: Should I join one?

July 8, 2021 
If you’re an indie author, you may have considered joining an author association. Is there any real benefit from joining one and if so, which association should you look at? Read on to discover whether you should join an author association.   What are author associations? Author associations, much like many other professional associations are […]

We’re giving away FREE children's books to families in lockdown

June 29, 2021 
Sydney-based children's picture book publisher hoping to ease the stress for locals during COVID lockdown with free kids books. TLDR: Old Mate Media is a Sydney-based children’s book publisher. We have two books designed to help families get through lockdown. We are giving away these books for free to help our fellow locals. They available […]
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