The best part is the finding of a book that you’re really excited about. I see anywhere from 400 to 500 books in a season, of which I read about 80-100. I try to give my enthusiasm to the book buyer so that they can bring a book into their store and hopefully be just as excited when they try to sell it to their customer. So, for me, it’s the discovery of new books.
I recently had the lovely opportunity to sit down and have a chat with Paige O’Rourke, one of the publisher’s assistants (as well as one of the Graduate Assistants) at Ooligan Press. As a publishing assistant, Paige functions as an important cog in the book publishing machine that is Ooligan Press. She shared with me […]
It is common knowledge that independent bookstores have been struggling to stay in business. Studies have shown that fewer and fewer people are actually finding books in bookstores. With the rise of e-books and bookselling websites, readers are finding it more convenient to order books from the comfort of their own homes than to browse […]
Although news networks loved to focus on the striking visual images associated with the government shutdown of 2013—the outraged veterans unable to pay their respects at the WWII memorial; the big, orange CLOSED sign blocking the road to the Grand Canyon; the wilting gardens of the White House—the less visible repercussions have been far more […]
by Rebekah Hunt This summer term, I had the immense pleasure of participating in Ooligan’s collaboration with Roosevelt High School’s Unique Ink Publishing program. Organized by the incomparable Dennis Stovall, the program is a symbiosis between Ooligan students and groups of students from RHS, in which we help them create, design, edit, publish, and market […]