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?
Have you ever heard of climate fiction? How about eco-fiction or environmental fiction? There are many names for this trending genre and its popularity is only increasing. Essentially, this genre explores humanity’s influence on the environment. Oftentimes, science fiction and dystopian literature can also be considered cli-fi. It examines what could happen in our future regarding climate change, other man-made environmental issues, or it displays current ecological issues at a personal level.
We knew early on that FAULTLAND was the kind of book that could carry a strong and unconventional social media presence, and our Oolies are busily working away to demonstrate just how accurate that prediction was.
Ooligan Press is thrilled to announce FROM KNOWLEDGE TO POWER, our newest nonfiction title by Dr. John Perona. Set to launch in October 2021, this climate advocate’s handbook addresses climate change from a scientific, political, and social perspective, all while encouraging the reader’s advocacy.
AO3’s means of organizing its content has rightfully given the website a lot of attention. So what can the publishing industry stand to learn from AO3’s tagging infrastructure?
If you’re both a reader and regular public transit rider, you’ve had this problem: How do you take your book with you? Reading and library apps are wonderful—I use them all the time—but I always have a print book in my bag. Not every book is suitable for transit, and I’ve tried different formats and narrowed the list of books I’ll pack.