The role of Publisher’s Assistants seems vague in the world of Ooligan because a lot of our work consists of managing metadata, cataloging keywords for search engine optimization (SEO), and inputting BISAC codes for all of our titles, just to name a few of the fun things. We also help other department heads, project managers, and (most importantly) the publisher with a lot of back-end tasks and fulfill certain requirements for getting books, well, published! This blog aims to uncover the mystery behind how the PAs help the rest of Ooligan.
The Portland Book Festival, formerly known as Wordstock, is Oregon’s biggest literary event of the year, featuring panels, vendors, speakers, and lots and lots of books. Every November, the day-long event attracts authors and publishers from near and far, and last fall, Ooligan Press was proud to be included yet again. The festival drew its […]
Publisher’s assistants are responsible for handling a wide variety of tasks. We’ve already written about our efforts to impliment Ooligan Press’s the Green Press Initiative, how we manage mailing so very many books, and what it’s like to represent our publishing house at a trade show. But as managers, it’s easy to forget about one […]
Book publishing is a notoriously resource-intensive industry, so as publishers we have a responsibility to consider not only how our books impact our readers but also our environment. As the next generation of publishing professionals, we at Ooligan Press literally wrote the book on Rethinking Paper & Ink because we believe in striving for sustainability […]