Reprinting is common in any literary genre, but a new trend has emerged in Young Adult fiction, partly thanks to the internet: the inclusion of fan-made artwork in a book’s special or collector’s edition.
Like every kind of genre fiction, we knew that the mystery genre has a large audience, which would be great for Ooligan to break into. We just needed to get there. How? Well, that’s part of the mystery.
A book from Wave Books can be recognized from across the room. Their distinctive cover design relies on stark, black-and-white contrast and strong typographical elements. This look has set them apart as a small press that has a clear brand recognizable simply from their covers.
I remember, at age eleven, seeing a copy of Lois Duncan’s 1976 young adult horror novel Summer of Fear featuring its original cover art at the Multnomah County Library and knowing immediately that I had to read it. And it wasn’t because I enjoyed the cover design; it was because I could barely look at it.
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 […]
This is my first term at Ooligan Press, and like the others in the program I love books. I love to read them, and I love to analyze them inside and out. I chose to look at all the Ooligan covers—past, present, and in development. The two that caught my attention the most were The […]