Reviews are an important part of marketing a book, but how do you get those reviews?
When I told friends and family that I would be pursuing a graduate degree in book publishing, I was met with varied reactions. Some people thought it sounded wonderful—the perfect niche degree for a bookworm like myself. Many others were surprised and pessimistic: “Isn’t that a dying industry?” I admit it made me question my choice at times. Was I really about to go thousands of dollars into debt to hopefully get a career in an industry that would soon cease to exist?
At Ooligan, we only publish three books a year. Every manuscript we acquire is treated with extra special love and care, and receives developmental edits, line edits, and several rounds of copyedits.
Contact lists are painstakingly cultivated and relentlessly revised until, from the blood, sweat, and tears put into its conception, a list of names, emails, and resources is birthed. This process is exhausting and often seems never-ending for those working on them. Here’s how we made it and what happened after.
Zoom in to make the image big, then commit to getting yourself a physical copy to appreciate it fully—it is gorgeous in person.
The launch of The Ghosts Who Travel with Me was marked with the excitement and celebration befitting the hard work and creativity that went into it. The big event was held in Seattle’s Elliott Bay Book Company and was attended by Ooligan students and fans of Allison Green’s work, both old and new. A few […]