Before we publish a title, we must determine if it will actually sell; to do that, we need to compare the title with similar books that are already on the market. That’s where comparative (comp) titles come in.
A Series of Small Maneuvers
When I was between eleven and fourteen years old, there wasn’t a whole lot to choose from in terms of books for and about young adults. I consumed the entire Sweet Valley High series (I know, gross and gag me with a spoon, in the parlance of those times), anything by Judy Blume (which would […]
Last term, Ooligan Press was delighted to debut Eliot Treichel‘s first novel, A Series of Small Maneuvers. The book was met with great critical reception—our Starred Review in Publishers Weekly reappeared in their December Round-Up—and we finished the term with events in Portland at Powell’s on Hawthorne, in Sunriver at Sunriver Books and Music, and […]
Television’s greatest bookworm could soon return to our living rooms. Sources have reported that Netflix will revive Gilmore Girls in a series of four “mini movies.” That’s right, Rory Gilmore is coming back, and you’d better believe she’s bringing an extensive reading list. If you’re not familiar with the show, Gilmore Girls tells the story […]
Near the end of the spring term, when Ooligan’s veteran managers were wrestling with their portfolios and doing just a little more proofreading on their final papers, incoming managers were preparing to take over our respective departments. For me, this had two components. The first was to make a list of projects that the outgoing […]
The launch party for Eliot Treichel’s A Series of Small Maneuvers, released on November 1, 2015, was held at Another Read Through on November 17. Treichel spoke about his process and read an excerpt before answering questions and signing books. Walking into Another Read Through for the first time for the launch of A Series […]