I can see the appeal of using Word to design your book since it is a program that is familiar to most of us, especially if you’re a writer. It’s a lot cheaper than InDesign, which is a more professional tool that is also very technical and has a steeper learning curve. However, there are many reasons why Microsoft Word isn’t the best tool for this kind of work. So, before you commit to doing all that work in this program, here are a few things you should take into consideration.
More and more writers are becoming published authors. Some start with blogs, writers’ groups, and lifelong dreams. Traditional publishing can be difficult to break into, especially if you’re not already an established author. So how are new authors getting their books into the competitive market without an agent or a supportive publishing house?
Erotica has always occupied a weird space in the publishing industry. Clearly, there is ample demand for books about “doing it”—the commercial success of the inescapable Fifty Shades trilogy has proved beyond a doubt the old adage that “sex sells.” But when it comes to the supply end of the spectrum, several factors can make […]
At Ooligan Press, the students are privileged to write essays about topics that matter to them, and to investigate the industry that will be their future home. Publishing is a big, complicated business, and there are always areas of interest not covered in classes. For my bookselling class during the winter term, I wanted to […]
Raising money for projects via crowdfunding (soliciting a large volume of people for small donations incentivized through rewards) has become the “thing” to do. In fact, Forbes reported that in 2013, crowdfunding websites raised an estimated 5.1 billion dollars. With major success stories (and some fairly wacky attempts) coming out of websites like Kickstarter and […]