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Starting the Editing Process

By Margaret Schimming · July 23, 2014

Posted In: Start to Finish

Hello all, The last two weeks have been focused on some of the nitty gritty parts of publishing. We have been gathering information on grants and awards for the book. These come a little later on in the process, but it never hurts to plan ahead. What we have been working towards is the first…Read more

Kick the Summertime Blues with a Personalized Book Recommendation from My Librarian

By Erika Schnatz ·

Posted In: Publishing

Summertime is here, and if you’re a reader, it’s time to get to those books that have been sitting on your nightstand or bookshelf for months. Some people pledge to get through the classics, while others look to NPR or Entertainment Weekly for advice on what to read. Others may wander aimlessly through the library…Read more

Getting Our Message Out

By Ryan Kauffman · July 22, 2014

Posted In: Start to Finish

Hello again! This week, our mission has been focused on gathering as much information as we can to contact reviewers and blurbers so that we can get the word out about Karelia’s book come fall. We’re busy drafting letters and press releases to these folks in the hope that we can get some big names…Read more

One Step Leads to Another

By Meagan Lobnitz · July 21, 2014

Posted In: Start to Finish

Hello, again. It has been another couple of busy weeks for Untangling the Knot: Queer Voices on Marriage, Relationships & Identity. The summer session is short, and there are many details that need to be handled before fall term begins, so the project team is hard at work to make sure everything is on track…Read more

Interview with Hawthorne Books Editor Adam O’Connor Rodriguez

By Alexandra Haehnert · July 18, 2014

Posted In: Interview

We recently got the chance to talk with Adam O’Connor Rodriguez, who currently teaches the copyediting class in PSU’s graduate program in book publishing. An industry insider, he’s worked for Portland-based Hawthorne Books since 2007 and is now their senior editor. Among other titles, he edited Frank Meeink’s Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead, James Bernard…Read more

The Pilgrimage Begins

By Ariana Marquis ·

Posted In: Start to Finish

This summer, there’s exciting news for all of us here at Ooligan: we recently acquired a fantastic memoir by Allison Green that deals with youth, growth, travel, sexuality, literature, and trout. The story hinges on a roadtrip Allison took through Idaho to retrace (roughly) the route taken by Richard Brautigan, his wife, and his daughter…Read more

Keeping the Momentum Going

By Sarah Hale · July 17, 2014

Posted In: Start to Finish

We’re just a couple of weeks into summer term and so much has already happened! Sean had two very successful readings in Olympia, WA and South San Francisco, CA. The latter led to the opportunity to read again in November and an empty box of books, which was great news. This is my favorite part…Read more

The Beginning of a New Project

By Margaret Schimming · July 16, 2014

Posted In: Start to Finish

Hello all, I’d like to introduce you to Mastersounds: A History of Jazz in the Pacific Northwest, one of Ooligan’s newest projects  This started as an in-house idea that developed into a full pitch during the winter and was acquired by the press in the beginning of spring. The overall goal for this project is…Read more

Finding the Right Font for Forgive Me If I’ve Told You This Before

By Riley Kennysmith ·

Posted In: Inside Ooligan

As the interior designer for Forgive Me If I’ve Told You This Before, one of my biggest challenges was choosing a font for the book. The obvious first requirement is a font that reads well in large blocks at a small size. With that in mind, I started by collecting a list of fonts that felt…Read more

Turning the Page to Marketing

By Ryan Kauffman · July 15, 2014

Posted In: Start to Finish

Hello there, everyone. It’s official. Sarah has turned over management of the team for Forgive Me If I’ve Told You This Before to me. I can’t thank her enough for keeping things on schedule and setting us up for success. The beginning of our summer term has us moving into full-blown marketing and publicity mode….Read more