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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.

Adam Exiled launches with a special

June 22, 2020 
Here at Old Mate Media we are beyond excited to be announcing the launch of Adam Exiled.  Book Two in the Adam X Series, this long awaited sequel continues the story of Adam and his journeys through space and time. From One Prison to Another The story of Adam Exiled, continues the saga that started […]

Indie author glossary N-S

June 15, 2020 
If you're a new indie author, there's plenty of terms you'll come across that you may not understand. Our indie author glossary will help. Welcome to part four of our Indie Author Glossary, covering the letters N-S. This is part four of five as we get towards the end of our mission to demystify the […]

Author Interview with Lorrie Manosh

June 9, 2020 
Today we are talking about feelings with Lorrie Manosh. Lorrie's first book The Feeling Closet takes a unique approach to helping children understand and manage their complex emotions. A book borne of out experience, read on to discover how Lorrie's easy to follow concept can help you with your child's needs. Tell us about your […]

How to publish your book with Draft2Digital?

June 3, 2020 
There are more places to sell your eBook than Amazon. If you learn how to publish your book with Draft2Digital, you can sell in many stores. There's an endless debate had amongst indie authors. Do you distribute your book exclusively with one store in trade of more exposure? Or do you look for a larger […]

Author Interview with Jenna Hinkel

May 25, 2020 
Come behind the scenes and join us as we chat to first time author and illustrator Jenna Hinkel. Discover just how collecting endless children's books led her down the path to becoming a published children's author. We've got a video interview with Jenna and a written interview in this blog for you to enjoy.   […]

Kobo reveals 60% growth in eBook sales

May 19, 2020 
One of the biggest online retailers of books, Kobo, has revealed huge growth in eBook consumption during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Digital books haven’t had the smoothest of journeys over the past decade. Some years have seen growth, others have seen declines, but generally eBooks has been slowly climbing in popularity. It’s a shame given […]

Author Interview with Kim Ann

May 19, 2020 
Kim Ann is our latest indie author sharing her tips and tricks. Her colourful stories have come to life as children's books. Discover the simple and effective methods she is using to create and sell these gorgeous stories. How many books have you written and how many have you published? I have written eight picture […]

How to publish on both KDP and IngramSpark

May 12, 2020 
To maximise your reach, you should publish your book on both KDP and IngramSpark. Here's your step by step guide. Why publish to both KDP and IngramSpark? As you complete your book, you may be wondering how you will now reach customers and get your own copies. Using a print on demand service is the […]

Author Interview with Eric Van Tuyl

May 6, 2020 
Come behind the scenes and join us as we chat to author and illustrator Eric Van Tuyl. Eric shares a little about his latest book, A Tough Nut to Crack and his journey to becoming a published children's author. Tell us about your books? My book is about a macadamia nut ( character) who does […]

Bologna Children’s Book Fair – online special edition

April 28, 2020 
The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is one of the highlights of the children’s book publishing calendar. Given its location in Italy the live event had to be first postponed and then cancelled this year. However, it is very exciting to share that Bologna are staging a digital edition from the 4-7 May under the banner, […]
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