Two Deep Breaths and Go

Last Thursday, Eliot Treichel and Ooligan Press celebrated the launch of A Series of Small Maneuvers with a packed house at Elisa Saphier’s bookstore Another Read Through on Mississippi Avenue. Big thank you to everyone who attended! It was wonderful having you there.

The book went live earlier this month and continues to generate good publicity. At the beginning of November, Small Maneuvers topped Amazon’s teen and YA parent fiction list, and it garnered an excellent review in The Huffington Post. Treichel also appeared at Literary Arts’ Wordstock festival at the Portland Art Museum to sign books and meet his new and dedicated fans.

The Small Maneuvers team is now focusing on preparing for Treichel’s reading at Powell’s on Hawthorne on December 3; we’re working to promote and collaborate for this event and encourage attendance by local youth groups, including the Girl Scouts of America and high school English and literature classes. Additionally, we’re working with the new transmedia marketing class at PSU to promote the book on social media, sharing it via Instagram hashtags and Twitter. At this point in the year, our group is also working to construct a plan to carry our marketing and promotion through the next year; as the Ooligan schedule progresses, we’ll take on another project, and we have to create an infrastructure for new people to continue to work on this one successfully.

As the Christmas holidays approach, remember, A Series of Small Maneuvers is available from Amazon and Powell’s, as well as many local booksellers . . . a sweet paperback makes a great gift for the reader in your life!

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