In late December, our publisher was informed that a major portion of the shipment that was en route to our distributor was lost. She acted fast, looping in the Design Manager, Operations Manager, and me, the Project Manager, and we did some major troubleshooting. FedEx was attempting to locate the shipment, hopeful that it would be found after the holiday backlog cleared. The publisher reached out to Ingram, our distributor, to see if it was feasible to use their print-on-demand service to ensure we would have books in time to meet the industry deadline for new titles. Because of many factors (timing, holiday closures, and staffing numbers), the success of this option was not guaranteed. Ultimately, moving the publishing date forward a month was the best solution.
The editorial department often gets asked a lot of questions about resources that editors can use when they need help on a project. We thought it would be a great idea to compile a list of resources that every editor should have in their arsenal.
Oolies (that’s what we call the graduate students who help run Ooligan Press) are simultaneously publishing professionals—meeting deadlines and industry standards to produce successful books—and actively learning new skills, collaborating innovatively, and pursuing academic success. At Ooligan Press, the books we publish follow a production workflow, which is the backbone of the entire process.
Editing psychological thrillers is a fun process that challenges authors and editors alike. It’s our responsibility at Ooligan Press to assist authors during the editorial process. Building relationships with authors not only makes editing smoother but it helps form an artistic bond. Psychological thrillers need extra attention from both editors and authors in order to portray mental illnesses and symptoms accurately.
Madisen Kuhn woke up one February morning to find that her self-published poetry book from five years ago was suddenly on Amazon’s list of best sellers. How? A viral video.
As the new manager for the Ooligan Press website, my team and I have been appointed a task of monumental importance. The work that we do will ultimately end up creating a brand for Ooligan Press, so our work needs to be a genuine representation of our goals and values. Though we are still in the beginning stages of our endeavor, we are excited by what we have accomplished so far.