My “2019” shelf sat, neatly and chronologically ordered for me to peruse. Month by month, the books I had slogged through and the books that shone brilliantly awakened in my memory, but something else happened too. I began to remember other parts of my life in those months.
The Ocean in My Ears sold out of its first print run in less than three months since its publication date in November 2017. It’s become one of Ooligan Press’ bestselling books. While those within the publishing industry attribute their purchase to the Kirkus Star Review that The Ocean in My Ears obtained, it’s likely that most of our readers found the novel in a different way: from must-read lists.
Contact lists are painstakingly cultivated and relentlessly revised until, from the blood, sweat, and tears put into its conception, a list of names, emails, and resources is birthed. This process is exhausting and often seems never-ending for those working on them. Here’s how we made it and what happened after.
As co-manager of the Ooligan Press acquisitions department, I work on the frontline of the press, fielding new submissions from authors every day. This can be a fun and exciting job—I love the thrill of reading a great proposal and imagining we might someday publish that book—but it can also be frustrating to see writers […]
If you are a young professional and are serious about networking in your field, you probably have your own business cards. Just kidding. You probably don’t, because who carries business cards under the age of thirty? Isn’t that for stodgy old lawyers and bankers? Definitely not for the artistic among us, free spirits full of […]