Adult books are about learning to live in the world we have. YA books are about changing the world.
I know you’ve seen it; the #MeToo tag is everywhere. It’s in news headlines, articles, journals, and new books; searchable from NPR to Goodreads. 2017 was a powerful year. Originally started by social activist Tarana Burke in 2006, the #MeToo movement has brought the systemic oppression of women and workplace sexual assault and harassment to the forefront of conversation.
At Ooligan, we are always on the lookout for exciting opportunities to publicize a new title and reach an even wider range of readers. As a small press, not only are we more accustomed to doing publicity on a local scale, but it’s a battle to receive any national attention, given the multitude of titles […]
Exciting news from the last few weeks—all that work we did soliciting reviews for The Ghosts Who Travel With Me is starting to pay off! We got a fantastic review from Mensah Demary at Four Culture.. It was thorough, thoughtful, and heartfelt, and he loved the book! He noted particularly how the themes in Ghosts […]
Last week, I got a chance to have a conversation with the author of a brand-new YA novel that hit shelves in October. This book comes courtesy of a familiar name in the program—Cory Wheeler Mimms, who graduated last winter, had his first novel released through Craigmore Creations, the Portland-based independent publisher that he has […]
Congratulations to Ooligan alum Chris Ross on his nomination for the Eisner Award for best publication design! Chris is nominated along with Ed Piskor for their work on the graphic novel “Wizzywig.” The Eisner Awards are the comic book industry’s annual awards honoring creative achievement in American comic books. The awards are quite prestigious, often […]