The Ooligan office has been pretty quiet the past few weeks during our summer hiatus, but that doesn’t mean press work has stopped entirely. We’ve still managed to make great progress on The Ninth Day. Since our last update, Ruth’s book has been reviewed online by Kirkus Reviews (the print version will appear in their October 1 edition); Florrie Steinbacher has continued her takeover of Ruth’s blog, bringing her posts up to a total of 45; and just this week, we received our first print-run of the finalized publication.

All this means we’re nearly finished, right? Well, not quite. We still have collateral to print before Ruth’s upcoming October events and a huge marketing push ahead of us.

At the moment, we are gearing up for a whole slew of readings, author appearances, and book launches to take place over the next couple of months. First up, we have the Wordstock festival: on Saturday, October 5, Ruth will make an appearance here alongside fellow YA writer Francesca Lia Block. Then, on Tuesday, October 8, Ruth will be signing copies of her freshly printed book at the Pacific Northwest Bookseller’s Association (PNBA) tradeshow. If you’re planning to attend, you can find Ruth on the exhibit floor from 10:45-11:15 that morning.

In addition to all of these October events, we are in the process of planning some exciting activities and giveaways for our events in November. On November 15, Ruth will hold a reading at the Cedar Hills Crossing location of Powell’s bookstore. We are incredibly excited to celebrate the launch of this book at such a wonderful location. But don’t worry—that’s not the only event in November we have up our sleeves. When classes begin next week and Ooligan Press officially starts back up, we will have a whole new team of students to brainstorm fun and innovative ideas for the launch.

Be sure to check back in next Friday for updates on our promotional plans. Until then, happy reading!

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