Marketers in the publishing industry work hard to write compelling copy about presses, books, and contests for press releases, blog posts, and social media messaging in an effort to garner excitement. This summer I saw how a press can work with a community to generate buzz about their work.
I recently wandered the YA shelves of Powell’s to take note of the latest cover trends––partly as research for the cover design of The Ocean in My Ears, and partly because that’s the kind of thing I like to do with my Friday nights. In order to focus only on the latest trends and limit […]
Rhythm in the Rain: Jazz in the Pacific Northwest is officially available online and in bookstores all throughout the Pacific Northwest. We at Ooligan Press would like to take a moment to thank Classic Pianos and wonderful pianist Tom Grant for helping us launch this beautiful book into the world. It has been a crazy […]
The other day, I was walking around Powell’s City of Books on Burnside. I had been given a gift card over the holidays and was finally putting it to good use. Weaving between the shelves, loitering far too long in front of the small press section, I slowly and steadily accumulated a modest pile of […]
There’s a massive amount of planning and production that goes into publishing a book, but the work doesn’t stop once a title is launched and alive in the world. Ooligan’s latest release, Untangling the Knot: Queer Voices on Marriage, Relationships & Identity, was published at the end of February, and the project team behind the […]
Dehlia McCobb graduated from the Portland State University Book Publishing program in 2010. Now she spends her days just north of the PSU campus in the Rare Book Room at Powell’s City of Books. We caught up with her to find out what it’s like having possibly the coolest job in Portland. What is your […]