Make the effort to form relationships with people you can trust who will challenge you. The gain is well worth the effort.
Beep-beep-beep, tap-tap, tap-tap—the typing and printing sounds echo in a small office that looks like a paper cave. A man in a medical-doctor-like white robe devotes himself to his work. He moves to a room equipped with a large industrial printing machine and checks paper came from it. Then he crams a pile of book samples in a suitcase and leaves the office for a trip to New York, Los Angeles, Paris, and Qatar to meet his clients.
I got married one week before I started Ooligan’s graduate program. Needless to say, the reveling in my bridal bliss was cut short when I started to juggle work and school and a new—gasp!—husband. A couple weeks ago we celebrated our first six months, and I realized that I have made these past six months […]
In my time working at Ooligan Press, I have quickly learned that publishing is, first and foremost, a business. For all of the high-minded idealism that so many folks bring to books (whether reading, writing, or publishing them), it’s still a reality that you have to sell books to keep publishing them. There’s something else […]
Before you read any further, I have a confession to make: I’m not a very good feminist. I have been known to stay in the car until my boyfriend comes around and opens the door for me. The kitchen is my domain. Cleaning is a source of pleasure for me. You would think that would […]