While the interior design of a book may not always be as flashy as cover design, it is just as, if not more important. A book with a good layout and design may not always get noticed, but a book with a bad interior can ruin professionalism and even lose readers. With these tips, sticking to industry standards when necessary, but utilizing creative practice where possible, the interior design of your book can become the backbone needed for its content and cover to shine.
In the past, the Ooligan blog has posted some great advice about query letters. For those who have never written a query before, you should go check those out first. However, with those resources available, we wanted to dive deeper into some pitch concepts: framing and in-person pitches. While the latter will primarily be of use to those participating in Write to Publish (or similar writing conferences), framing your book correctly is useful in all cases. Doing it correctly can really give your query letter a leg up on the competition.
If you’re a blogger, a freelance writer, a journalist, or even a student with Ooligan Press, your chances of needing to interview someone at some point in time are pretty high compared to the general populace. Some people have the foresight to prepare by majoring in journalism or doing an internship. The rest of us […]
We’re two months in as the new acquisitions managers/editors, and we’ve been immersed with submissions in our inbox. Unfortunately, most of those queries haven’t fit within our submission guidelines. But every once in a while we open our email to find a query that gets us excited. We decided to sit down and share a […]
Write to Publish is having a Pitch Roundtable this year! What’s that, you may ask? Well, good question. The Pitch Roundtable is a chance for emerging writers to get their stories out there. It’s a chance to start up a conversation about your book with a live agent. Terrifying? Maybe, but I have some tips […]
Kelley R. Dodd teaches Publishing Software and Advanced InDesign at PSU. She is a print specialist and freelance designer, having worked in the print and publishing industries for twenty years. Kelley is the graphic designer for the bimonthly magazine The Solutions Journal: For a Sustainable and Desirable Future and is working on the second book […]