The LAUREL EVERYWHERE team members had their work cut out for them to compile and utilize Ooligan’s first-ever press kit.
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The collection’s newest title, FINDING THE VEIN, is a murder mystery that takes place at Heritage Camp, a summer camp for adopted children. It follows the story of teenage camper Isaac and Detective Mikie O’Malley as they try to solve the case of a murdered camp counselor.
Cover design is an important, frequently complicated affair for any press, but Ooligan’s process probably has most beat.
Research is an important aspect of writing, often prompting authors to reach out to experts in the topics they are writing about. But things start to get complicated when we talk about fiction.
This project has taught me what the greatest powers of small presses are: focused attention on a few projects (instead of hundreds each year), strong author relationships, and intimate knowledge of a book’s story and content.
What’s the best way to design a book cover for a genre you aren’t familiar with? What if it goes wrong, despite your best efforts?