Regardless of your background or your plans this Cinco de Mayo, if you’re like most of us at Ooligan Press, any good day of celebration somehow involves a refreshing drink paired with a relevant new read. We may not know your drink preference, but we’ve compiled a list of YA titles highlighting Hispanic heritage that are perfect for celebrating this cultural holiday.
What happens after a book is written, edited, and designed? No, not marketing—that’s earlier. Find out what comes next and how that can impact the growth of an indie publisher.
If you are a writer or an artist who would like to start issuing your own work, it might be an excellent time to start creating your own zine.
It is an agent’s job to represent your material, get you the best deal, and make sure you’re entering the market at a good time. But, they do more than that. Agents often help authors throughout the entire publishing process, from developing a book to creating a pitch to share with publishers. It’s like having a personal support system from the very beginning.
It’s easy to let work and education overwhelm you, especially in this time of isolation we find ourselves in. There are so many things to do in the press, in classes, and in our own lives that we can lose the time we need to, well, take time. It can feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day, or minutes in the hours we get, to just take time for ourselves—but there are when you add boundaries.
Because academic publishing requires rigorous research and has strict guidelines for form and content, the process of getting a paper published (especially for the first time) can be intimidating. The value that these publications bring with them, however, is well worth the time and effort put into answering a Call for Papers.