November news from Old Mate Media

Kate Stead
 | Updated May 15, 2021

November news from Old Mate Media

Kate Stead
 | Updated May 15, 2021

We’re here to share some November news from the Old Mate Media stable and some important order dates for you as we prepare for the Christmas season.

Old Mate Media author Ken Mackenzie featured on Chat & Spin Radio

We were very excited to hear Ken’s radio interview on Chat & Spin Radio last week. You can listen to the interview using the Soundcloud snippet below – he is on from about 27 min – 32 min.

My favourite part was of course when he talked about Old Mate Media, as he said:

"Anyone who’s got a story to tell, Old Mate Media are the people to speak to. They have walked me through the whole process."

Ken is one of our children’s authors. An entertainer based in Torquay, he sells his children’s books via his live hotel shows and does very well. His latest book is Gentle George, our first foray into chapter books. You can read more about it and purchase your copy on Amazon and wherever good books are sold.


IngramSpark has set order dates for pre-Christmas

Many authors in Australia and around the world will order bulk copies of their books from IngramSpark. We do this for our children’s books and for Ken’s books in the UK.

IngramSpark have highlighted that it’s best to get orders in very soon to guarantee delivery. The dates for the main territories are surprisingly early and are shown below:

Recommended United States Order Dates

  • Hardcover: Order by November 13, 2020
  • Paperback: Order by November 20, 2020

Recommended United Kingdom Order Dates

  • Hardcover: Order by November 30, 2020
  • Paperback: Order by December 4, 2020

Recommended Australian Order Dates

  • Standard colour: Order by November 26 2020 before the move to the new facility cuts out production for six weeks
  • Premium colour and black and white: No dates provided, but printing will continue as they move

Adam Nexus Coming Soon

Adam Nexus is the third book in our Adam X sci-fi series and it will be on sale before the end of the year, hopefully in early December. The trilogy will make a fantastic Christmas gift for any sci-fi fan, so please do look out for its release. And please do get in touch if you'd like to be one of our special VIP preview readers!


Where to Next

I hope you've got your books ready for Christmas. Remember, you can order all of our books via Amazon and have them delivered easily to your door. We've got presents for everyone! You can keep in touch with all our news through signing up to our reader or author newsletters. Plus of course, you can find us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Article images by Michael Schwarzenberger and athree23 from Pixabay

Kate Stead

Kate Stead is an indie author and publisher. She founded Old Mate Media, a boutique publishing company, in Sydney Australia, with her husband, award-winning author and editor Chris Stead. Focusing on creating beautiful and professional children’s and non-fiction books, she guides authors through the confusing landscape of the self-publishing industry and is passionate about helping indie authors first set and then achieve their publishing goals.

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