There was a time back in March of 2020 when we imagined an in-person book launch for LAUREL EVERYWHERE. Unfortunately, COVID-19 had other plans, and we pivoted to a virtual event and a virtual reading tour. Though in-person book events have a magical quality to them, my team and I worked extremely hard to bring that magic online.
Hello from the LAUREL EVERYWHERE team. As you might have noticed, the world looks a little different right now. Like countless other companies and families, the students running Ooligan Press are trying to balance living in quarantine with the laundry list of life’s demands. For me, this means homeschooling a fourth- and sixth-grader while finishing up my graduation requirements, sending out blurb requests, creating a social media plan, and training the next project manager for the team.
This project has taught me what the greatest powers of small presses are: focused attention on a few projects (instead of hundreds each year), strong author relationships, and intimate knowledge of a book’s story and content.
It is no secret that some authors prefer their solitude when working, and an author’s work is never done. With the ever-expanding digital world, they now have more opportunities to connect with their readers without ever leaving their writing caves.
April 5th bears great historical significance to Sean Davis, author of Ooligan Press’s latest title, The Wax Bullet War: Chronicles of a Soldier & Artist. It is the date he joined the regular army, and the date his unit—Bravo Company 2/162 infantry—prepared for air assault missions around their base in Taji, Iraq. Now it is […]