Whew! Just one week after the awesome SCBWI Oregon conference in Portland, Ooligan Press put on a great conference called Write to Publish. A day of workshops all about publishing and marketing your books was followed by a day of presentations by successful authors who discussed their journey through the publishing maze. Yesterday a knockout panel including authors Emily Whitman & Michelle McCann, and editor/publisher Cory Freeman of RainTown Press and Emmalisa Sparrow of Beyond Words Publishing discussed trends in YA literature.
And yes, did you catch that? RainTown Press is new to Portland and has the brilliant intention to focus its publishing attentions on Middle Grade and Young Adult books. Welcome, RainTown Press. More here: www.raintownpress.com
Thank you Ooligan Press for the informative conference: www.ooliganpress.pdx.edu
Run by students pursuing their master's degrees in book publishing, they are the only student-operated press in the country. How awesome is Portland?