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Ooligan is a not-for-profit general trade press that publishes books honoring the cultural and natural diversity of the Pacific Northwest.

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    The Trouble with Titles

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    If you’re anything like me, chances are that you’ve spent an agonizing amount of time trying to come up with the perfect title for something. Whatever it is you’re trying to name, the search ends up being one of the most unexpectedly cumbersome and mentally exhaustive aspects of the creative process. Here at Ooligan, my . . . Read more »


    We’ve Got it Covered!

    Allison Green

    The whole press met as a group and voted to decide what the cover of our book would be–and I could not be happier with the result! Because we are on an extremely tight schedule on this project, we only had about three weeks between the beginning of the term and the deadline for a . . . Read more »


    It’s Never Too Early to Start Marketing

    Coming into our fourth week of the project, we’ve accomplished a lot of collective brainstorming. The conclusion that we’ve come to is that this is a project that is part of a larger community and conversation, and we want our voice to be heard in that community–and not just for this particular book, of course, . . . Read more »


    The Buzz Around Forgive Me If I’ve Told You This Before

    Cover art for: Forgive Me If I've Told You This Before

    I’m happy to announce that the ebook for Forgive Me If I’ve Told You This Before is now available. The release began last Saturday with a promotion to celebrate National Coming Out Day. Anyone who downloads a copy and links a review on Amazon or Goodreads to our Twitter by October 31 will be entered . . . Read more »


    Continuing to Research and Create

    Lynn Darroch

    Hello all, Over the last two weeks, the Mastersounds team has been hard at work creating and researching elements that continue to shape and develop the overall plan for the final masterpiece. Some of the research that was done these last few weeks looked into specific news organizations and social markets that can be used . . . Read more »


    A Complete Manuscript

    Untangling the Knot

    The biggest piece of progress since the last update is that we finally have a full and complete manuscript. All of the essays have been type coded and compiled into one document, and that document is now in the capable hands of the interior designer. Now that the manuscript is finished, the project team can . . . Read more »


    Welcome to Fall.

    Write to Publish

    This week saw the beginning of fall classes at PSU. It’s surreal to have the campus once again full of students. I got used to having the campus almost to myself during the summer. We are certainly excited to see all the new Ooligan members, though! Write to Publish has three members new to the . . . Read more »


    Great News for Forgive Me If I’ve Told You This Before

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    With November just around the corner, we’re hard at work on the final stages of marketing for Forgive Me If I’ve Told You This Before. Karelia Stetz-Waters’s Triinu Hoffman, like so many other LGBTQ teens in public schools, is the subject of bullying—both from fellow students and from faculty. Triinu hides who she really is . . . Read more »



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