Like Brandon, my fellow co-manager for Write to Publish, I thought that I knew about book publishing because I grew up with a father who was an avid reader and who in turn instilled me with a love of books. After the first week in the program, I realized how little I really knew. Throughout […]
Are you a student looking into Portland State University’s Book Publishing program? Maybe you’re an author interested in publishing with Ooligan Press? Then you may have had a bit of trouble figuring out how to distinguish the program from the press. To combat this confusion, Ooligan and the Book Publishing program are rebranding. “I’m excited […]
It seems like everyone and their uncle has an opinion on what constitutes a good pitch these days; just a brief online perusal will provide you with a colorful variety of perspectives on the subject. What a general web search may not tell you, however, is that there is a second pitch process in the […]
The Penguin/Random House Merger – 6 Months Later Most headlines about the recent Penguin Random House merger have been positive. Some, however, like the aforementioned “And Then There Were Five,” have a slightly morbid ring to them. This particular headline describes the number of “big” book publishers left after the merger occurred. There are always […]
Greetings, all! As many of you probably know, Ooligan Press recently attended the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Conference & Bookfair in Seattle, and there’s a lot to report. It was a great experience for everyone involved: Ooligan Press, Portland State’s book publishing program, and all of us hooligans who trekked up north […]
The best part is the finding of a book that you’re really excited about. I see anywhere from 400 to 500 books in a season, of which I read about 80-100. I try to give my enthusiasm to the book buyer so that they can bring a book into their store and hopefully be just as excited when they try to sell it to their customer. So, for me, it’s the discovery of new books.