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Great training for a first time author

Discover a stack of training to accelerate your author career.... If you’ve been following my articles for a while, you’ll know I do like an Infostack 😉. We did the Kid Lit one for children’s authors and now we have a great planner for your media kit in Write Publish Profit 7.0. I'll break down […]
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Old Mate Media wins at Firebird Book Awards

I couldn't be more thrilled and honored to share this incredible news with all of you: Old Mate Media has won second place in not just one, but two prestigious categories at this year's Firebird Book Awards for Chris' children's book Follow the Breadcrumbs. This is a remarkable achievement that speaks to our dedication and […]
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5 Reasons you Need to Write a Children’s Book! 

5 Reasons you Need to Write a Children’s Book! I once knew a woman who had a story inside of her that she had been wanting to tell for years.  She was passionate about writing since childhood and dreamed of one day publishing a book, but she was too afraid to take a chance. She […]
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Get The Fastest Kid in the World for free

The Fastest Kid in the World is FREE for a limited time!   In last month's newsletter we had Follow the Breadcrumbs on sale. If you missed out on getting it for free, it's now available on Kindle Unlimited so that you can download the eBook and read it whenever you wish. You can find […]
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Follow the Breadcrumbs for FREE

The exciting second adventure in the Wild Imagination of Willy Nilly is currently FREE on Kindle for just 5 days! You can pick up Follow the Breadcrumbs for FREE from May 30th to April 4th. The perfect gift for a friend or addition to your child's bookshelf. If you enjoy Follow the Breadcrumbs on eBook, consider picking […]
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How print-on-demand works

If you're thinking of self-publishing, using a print-on demand-service is a very cost-effective way of distributing your book. Old Mate Media founder Kate Stead explains how print-on-demand works when using IngramSpark and Amazon's KDP to distribute your book.     Print on demand means that a copy of your book is printed on demand when […]
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What is DPI?

If you're publishing a print book or digital book, it's important to know what DPI is and how it affects the artwork in your book. Chris Stead explains what DPI is, what DPI is best for your book, and how to ensure your book's artwork turns out exactly how you want it in the finished […]
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What is Bleed?

Understanding bleed is essential when designing the artwork for your book. If you're self-publishing you must take into consideration bleed before you design your book. Learn what bleed is, when bleed becomes an important factor and how to prepare your artwork for your designer in the video below. This blog post is an extension to […]
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Important tips for story text in children's books

When placing your story text in the art of your children's book, there are important tips to keep in mind to ensure you don't run into any issues. Chris Stead covers three essential tips you need to keep in mind as you plan the story text to place in the artwork of your children's book. […]
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The launch of Northern Beaches Creatives - our exciting new project!

If you want to find local creatives to collaborate with or support, then you need local children’s books publisher Old Mate Media’s Northern Beaches Creatives hub. Hear about our exciting new project we’ve just launched.   This week’s article is going to be a little different. That is, it’s not related to indie author publishing. […]
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