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.
Uncertain what to discuss in this blog post, I decided to engage in a little crowdsourcing—hoping my friends might be able to come up with a new and interesting idea for me. However, when I asked them what they wanted to know about book publishing, I was surprised by the variety of their questions. Instead […]
One of the great things about Portland State University’s Book Publishing Program is that we students get to dive into each of Ooligan’s departments—marketing, digital, design, editing, social media, and acquisitions—through our classwork. I had one department in mind when I applied here: editing. I, like almost everyone who goes into publishing, really want to […]
If you’re reading this, you’re probably either a new student or interested in becoming one. Ooligan Press, in conjunction with Portland State University, offers one of the most unique publishing programs in the world, and can provide an unrivaled graduate experiences. Part of what makes this program so great is the phenomenal community atmosphere. Thanks […]
This past spring, Ooligan Press was commissioned by the Humanities Department of Portland State University to begin work on an academic film studies journal as part of our OpenBook series. We couldn’t be any more excited! Our job is to coordinate with Dr. Michael Clark, the director of the Portland Center for Public Humanities, to […]