We are focused on working with independent authors.
We provide advice, guides and services.
We specialise in children’s books.
But also produce books across all genres.
We do print, kindle, eBooks and book apps.
We help indie authors who are just getting started.
And also provide indie author services for each step of the self-publishing journey. From editing to keywords and everything in-between.
We believe in fixed rates and no royalty payments.
We believe you should 100% own your book, the art and the design files.
We are your 1-on-1 partner, there to coach you through the entire journey from idea to published work.
It's an honor and a privilege to help showcase Old Mate Media. From my first conversation with Kate and Chris, I knew I was in good hands. As a couple, the two walked me through the process and what to expect in publishing my children's book. I am proud to say that I absolutely love my book! I couldn't be happier. From the illustrations to the look and feel of the final product, I am thrilled! Thank you, Old Mate Media!
– Terri Wise, Author
Based in Sydney, Australia, Old Mate Media is a multi award-winning husband and wife team that has amassed over 40 years of experience in the global publishing industry. We specialise in children’s picture books, but also produce paperbacks, hard covers and digital eBooks across all genres.
Chris and Kate have dedicated themselves to using their skills and knowledge to help indie authors with editing, design, covers, illustrations, marketing, eBooks and more. Old Mate Media will ensure you not only realise your dreams of publishing a book in a cost-effective manner, but learn the book publishing process so you can take control of your destiny.There’s a lot of misinformation out there and outdated processes that don’t understand the print-digital future and the challenges of print on demand. You don’t need to feel overwhelmed.
Chris and Kate can help you understand that landscape for free; simply book in a call. And then, if you need world-class self-publishing help at an affordable price, or a coach for your self-publishing journey, then GET OLD MATE TO DO IT.
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Old Mate Media’s founder Chris Stead is an award-winning, bestselling writer who makes old-fashioned children’s picture books. The focus is on action, adventure and imagination, always with a healthy splash of humour. In particular, Chris’ award nominated interactive digital design shine through on formats such as iOS. These push back the boundaries on what is possible from a children’s picture book. We also publish novels, cookbooks, comics, video games guides and more, in our diverse and popular library. Take a look insde and enjoy the very best of self-published inide author content.
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