My friends and family were naturally curious when I shared my plans to start a master’s program in book publishing. Many asked why I needed further education to enter the publishing industry. Is a bachelor’s degree in English literature just a fun way to spend four years and thousands of dollars? So I applied for internships before I dove headfirst into another educational commitment. Microcosm Publishing of Portland, Oregon, was gracious enough to offer me an internship, and my personal experiment began. Would this internship be sufficient to teach me everything I wanted to learn about the industry in order to eventually get a full-time job?
If I learned one lesson during my first year at Ooligan Press, it is this: experience outside of the classroom is crucial to the comprehension and retention of what is learned inside the classroom. One of the (many) great things about Ooligan Press is the abundance of opportunities to do just that, and you couldn’t […]