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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.

Best isolation activities for kids guide book - out now

April 11, 2020 
Old Mate Media has been stuck in isolation parenting hell, so we’ve put together a curated list of the best at home activities you can do with your kids for free. Thinking up new isolation activities for kids is quite tedious. We thought home-schooling during the COVID-19 pandemic was bad, but the school holidays made […]

Welcome to my rant about isolation with kids

March 31, 2020 
Well this is a new world order isn’t it. And not one that I like. Suddenly myself and my husband are solely responsible for our children’s education, mental health, physical health, dietary needs and general well-being. This is not fun. I miss my village. If you are enjoying this time with your children, it’s probably […]

Author Interview with Cara Kansala

March 24, 2020 
Today we are going behind the scenes with author and illustrator Cara Kansala. She has produced a gorgeous picture book, The Moon King. It is colourful and vibrant, perfect for bedtime reading. Tell us about your books? The Moon King is a playful goat – the guardian of the Moon and night sky. One evening, […]

The Self-Publishing Show Live: tips

March 20, 2020 
Last week in London I attended a fantastic Indie Author Conference run by the team behind Ads for Authors. Over 600 indie authors from across the globe gathered in Southbank to connect (from a distance), learn and motivate each other. It was a fantastic day and incredibly useful. I’ve put together a summary of my […]

Step by step guide to running a Kindle giveaway

March 4, 2020 
How do you run an effective Kindle Giveaway? We’ve outlined all the steps we took in our recent campaign, one that netted us a large number of subscribers for a very low lead cost. Follow through the steps and results in our Guide. Set a Goal for Your Kindle Giveaway Before you start any campaign, […]

Education is your secret superpower

February 27, 2020 
No matter where you are in your publishing journey there is always something new to learn. And so many great sources to find information. I have another fantastic source of knowledge for you here today. Learning from experience How is your week starting? Mine is starting really well. We’ve been running a Kindle giveaway to […]

Win big in Old Mate Media's Kindle Fire giveaway

February 4, 2020 
We're delighted to announce the Old Mate Media Kindle Fire Giveaway. You can win a brand new Kindle Fire 8 16gb delivered to your door. Plus a copy of the latest Willy Nilly adventure in print. What Can I Win in the Kindle Fire Giveaway Competition? You can win a brand new Kindle Fire 8 […]

Author Interview with Kieren Fitz-Gibbon

January 21, 2020 
We’re excited today to talk to Aussie children's author Kieren Fitz-Gibbon. Kieren has created a hilarious and entertaining adventure series centered around a magic trampoline. Tell us about your books? Volume 1 - The Magic Trampoline (the Original) The Magic Trampoline is the original of a series of currently two books. The books are the […]

Support literacy by donating to a reading charity

January 14, 2020 
In celebration of improving literacy in 2020, we are sharing five amazing charities with you who all work to help kids around the world access more books. They all focus on different groups and have different methods but are unified in their desire to help kids read. We love that! Indigenous Literary Foundation The Indigenous […]

Aussie bushfires: buy a book support an author

January 8, 2020 
So many people have been affected by the bushfires and as individuals it's hard to know the best way to help. I love the super supportive nature of the indie author community, we all help each other. So how better to help than by buying some books from those affected by the fires. What a […]
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