Events and outreach: if you’re a new or prospective student of book publishing, chances are you’ve come across this term once or twice when looking into the program or researching the publishing industry in general. The term itself can be a bit vague, since it can encompass a lot of things. I didn’t know exactly what it was either when I first started at Ooligan. At the time, I knew it had something to do with a conference, and since I’m an avid convention goer, that was enough to hook me in. But once I started working with the team, I got a better sense of what it was, how important it was, and what it meant to be a part of it.
Write to Publish
As seasoned veterans of the Outreach and Project Development team, we are now embarking on a new journey as managers! Being team members for the duration of our first year and now coming in as managers has allowed us to see the growth and evolution of this team.
It was only my second week here at Ooligan, and I was already at the table, as they say out in the corporate world. But all I could think about was, “What is live tweeting?”
There’s a lot that goes into making an event, whether you’re hosting a one-day event like a conference, a simple one hour event, or an entire week’s worth of activities. What makes a event successful? These are three simple tips that will help.
Now that the conference is over, the Outreach and Project Development Team is starting to envision what Write to Publish 2019 will look like as well as focusing more heavily on the project development side of the team.
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.