We make and publish worLd-class books

 you 100% own

Don't get lost in the Vast sea of self publishing information!

Book a FREE call with Old Mate Media's owners

What do we do

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.

The six steps to making a book

(Which step are you on?)
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
Cupcake Tales 

Advanced Services

Who We Are

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learn the book publishing process so you can take control of your destiny.There’s a lot of misinformation out there and outdated processes that don’t understand the print-digital future and the challenges of print on demand.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.
Want to get a discount on the development of your next book?
MORE

Read Our Books

Old Mate Media publishes the best children's books
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.
Books
Authors
News

How to get a Library of Congress Control Number (LCCN)

A Library of Congress Control Number provides an important cataloguing option for print books published in the United States. Discover why it is important and how you can get one for your book.   What is a Library of Congress Control Number (LCCN)? This free number is a unique identification of your work. It is […]

KDP vs IngramSpark pros and cons: Updated 2021

Of the two giants in the indie author print-on-demand scene, KDP vs IngramSpark, which is better? Here’s everything you need to know. As an indie author, you’ve surely heard of Kindle Direct Publishing. It’s the name given to Amazon’s book publishing portal and the direct means for self-published indie authors to get their title on […]

5 ways to build a successful author brand identity

If you want success as an indie author, you're going to have to build a strong author brand identity. Here's how you can do it. We're delighted to welcome Anna Jonak from The Elevatory as a guest author to the blog to share her 5 key elements to building a strong brand identity for your […]

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 […]

Author Interview with Tony Lee Moral

Today we're talking to Tony Lee Moral. Tony is an accomplished author who has written books across multiple genres, including mystery and suspense, natural history, young adult and now children's fiction. Discover more about his publishing journey in our interview. How many books have you written and how many have you published? I’ve written 8 […]

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 […]
1 2 3 37
View All NEWS

Have a question?

Contact Us!
  • Services

    Service One
    Service Two
    Service Three
    Service Four
    Service Five
    Service Six

  • Quick Links

    Freebies
    News
    Books
    Authors
    Contact Us

  • searchclosearrow-circle-o-downcheck-square-obarsquote-leftquote-right linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram