We are all about spending this summer planning the trajectories of our upcoming releases in the marketing department. The Ooligan Press offices are already boiling over with summer anticipation over the November 7th release of Meagan Macvie’s The Ocean in My Ears, and we’ve laced up our hiking boots to explore the trails found in 50 Hikes in the Tillamook & Clatsop State Forests to collect promotional materials before The Sierra Club’s guidebook lands on bookshelves next March. Nevertheless, before we get to celebrate the launches of those awesome books, we are working with the teams to ensure that their marketing efforts are optimally strategized.
Here’s a quick reading guide—and thank heavens it’s a non-election year—for #summerreading in 2017.
Recently in my leisure reading, I noticed I had coincidentally chosen a handful of books that all had to do with mermaids or the circus. These weren’t back-to-back reads; rather they were each chosen independently over the course of a year or so, but there they were: mermaids, a randomly specific topic that had surfaced […]
If you ever find yourself in a reading rut, joining a book club could be your literary salvation. “There are too many good books in the world to bother reading something that just makes you go . . .” Heidi Hoogstra gives a little shrug to illustrate a lack of impact. “Whatever you like to […]
Quizzically, I gaze at myself in the mirror. I notice half my face is covered in thick stubble, the other smooth as a baby’s butt. Apparently, after my car was dropped off I’d forgotten to finish the rest of my shave. Now that explains people’s reaction to me while in Powell’s, while shopping for sticky […]
I struck out. I had written a terrific novel. I got a dynamite agent, and … she couldn’t sell my book. I wasn’t really surprised. The Admirer is a thriller about a serial killer with an amputee fetish. It also contains a lot of lesbian sex. I understood why mainstream publishing did not bite. “Why […]