The business of publishing is difficult because it is almost entirely based on whether or not a manuscript will appeal to a broad audience; if there isn’t a huge perceived audience, publishers unfortunately have to say no to manuscripts that would otherwise be amazing books all the time. Where do all those rejected manuscripts go?
In his essay, Solotaroff encouraged young writers to work on their craft for many years and think about publication—and possible glory—later. Write “in the cold” now, and you will eventually get your day in the sun. Some writers, undoubtedly, go from obscurity to fame, and they manage to maintain a relatively successful writing career the […]
After the success of Trout Fishing in America and other early books, Brautigan faced the challenge of following them with equally compelling work. He began writing a series of genre-bending books: a Western, a mystery, a “Japanese” novel, and a detective story. Each garnered mixed reviews, and print runs decreased from book to book. Ten […]
In January of 1935, rain fell in the Pacific Northwest as it had never fallen, at least as far as non-indigenous folks knew. On the Washington peninsula, thirty-seven inches of rain fell in five days; on the east side of the mountains, fifty-two inches of snow fell in one day. An ice storm, floods, landslides—they […]
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 […]
In Allison Green’s unconventional travel memoir, The Ghosts Who Travel with Me, nostalgia is a running theme. Green devotes just as much time to journeying down memory lane as she does to retracing the famous trout-fishing trip of sixties counterculture writer Richard Brautigan. The Ghosts Who Travel with Me lovingly describes Green’s golden memories of […]