For authors and artists who don’t have access to publishing technology or spaces to create, print, and publish their work, there are distinct barriers to doing what they love. However, there is an incredible nonprofit organization right here in Portland that seeks to break down these barriers and make publishing affordable and accessible to all.
BookTubers are a well-known part of the book-loving community. BookTube is the place on YouTube people go to hear others rave about books they love or discuss all things wrong with the books they don’t. Throw in some fun bookish tags and it is the perfect space for readers to get more content when they aren’t curled up with a book. That being said, BookTube has gone through some important changes over the years and one vital change is that the personalities and faces of these channels are becoming more and more diverse.
A good press kit makes it easier for journalists to learn quickly about an upcoming book release. There are six vital components to creating a press kit that will catch the media’s eye and get your author the attention they deserve.
“Pawnee: The Greatest Town In America” by Leslie Knope exists—not only within the television show “Parks And Rec,” but at a bookstore near you. That’s right, the popular trend of creating books from fictional media is one that won’t slow down.
The LAUREL EVERYWHERE team members had their work cut out for them to compile and utilize Ooligan’s first-ever press kit.
Not getting your books on time? Putting the blame on Black-owned bookstores does more harm than good. Take some time to understand where the problem starts and why, during a global pandemic, we should aim to be more understanding.