Luckily for us in book publishing, we get to use gifs on social media. Even better, we get to MAKE gifs for social media. Personalized gifs of books or events that catch followers’ eyes and get them to stop scrolling and maybe even nurture an interest in reading the wise words of our authors.
Literary Arts and the graduate program in Book Publishing at Portland State University seek submissions from writers of color for the Oregon Writers of Color Spring Showcase.
The individual attention and the feel-good messages are examples of good advertising, and companies shouldn’t be punished for good advertising. The problem arises when their values don’t line up with their ads.
As this process unfolds, I hope to see the creation of content that delves into industry-related topics and takes advantage of the resources and opportunities that come from being immersed in academia and publishing, as well as a vibrant literary community like Portland. The Oregon Authors website is our opportunity to establish Ooligan Press as a pillar of the community and an authority in the publishing industry, as a collection of informed voices.
You step into a Japanese bookstore. Wall to wall you see nondescript, two-tone spines with black lettering, so you decide to search by author and genre. Unfortunately the books are grouped by publisher and you don’t know which one you are looking for, so you ask the attendant for help. He tells you, “That’s a […]
Not too long ago, I met with a talented author friend of mine for coffee. Since grad school seems to occupy nearly every free second of my life, it didn’t take long for the conversation to move to editing. After discussing my nerves over taking over the editorial manager position for Ooligan, I quickly found myself nodding sympathetically as my friend discussed editors she’s worked with in the past—both good and bad.