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.
After an entire calendar year of work, Write to Publish finally happened! This past week has possibly been the longest and most stressful one I’ve spent in the program—and that includes any previous finals week. As with all events like this, there were a certain number of hiccups and a few last-minute problems that popped […]
Don’t let the cover fool you—this lively and encouraging backtitle from Ooligan press will perk up your classroom double quick. A detailed and thorough volume, Classroom Publishing: A Practical Guide for Teachers provides a path for transforming a grousing bunch of disheartened children into a team of lively compilers of news journals, books, Wikis, oral […]
I struck out. I had written a terrific novel. I got a dynamite agent, and … she couldn’t sell my book. I wasn’t really surprised. The Admirer is a thriller about a serial killer with an amputee fetish. It also contains a lot of lesbian sex. I understood why mainstream publishing did not bite. “Why […]
Shout the news from the rooftops, my friends, because I bear spectacular tidings for writers: Ooligan’s Write to Publish Conference approaches! While writing conferences may be abundant, publishing conferences are scarce as hell. Enter Write to Publish, a forum that originated as an open house for Ooligan Press and Portland State University’s publishing program to […]
I knew when I decided to work towards a career in publishing that I would be satisfied with that track. Publishing, after all, would utilize my creativity and language skills, not to mention provide me with a sense of personal satisfaction. However, when I realized that I could choose to work towards a career in […]