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IngramSpark author deadlines for 2021 Christmas book orders

The holiday season is an important time for indie authors and we have some important IngramSpark deadline updates for Christmas book orders. This year has been a whirlwind of highs and lows and most of us have had to adapt as our lives have been turned on their heads. Thanks a bunch COVID! However, normality […]
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Winners announced: Colour Your Lockdown

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 […]
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Colour Your Lockdown Competition

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

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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KDP now printing in Australia: Why it's big news for self-published authors

Australian and international authors can now sell print books into Australia directly via Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing. Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) is Amazon’s book publishing service: we’re sure you’ve heard of it. KDP enables authors to self-publish their books online and sell them on Amazon in print and digital forms. But while readers can purchase […]
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Our new website is live!

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 […]
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Superheroes Wear Masks children’s picture book out now

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 […]
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Gentle George children’s chapter book out now

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. […]
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Adam Nexus by Nicholas Abdilla and Chris Stead out now

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 […]
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Best Black Friday deals for authors in 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 […]
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