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Finding the right book publishing company for you can be a challenge.

Ocean Reeve Publishing offers three models all operating from our Brisbane and Gold Coast locations;

Self-Publishing – through our imprint Genesis Publishing we can meet all your needs to self-publish and ensure your book is of an excellent standard.

Assisted Independent Publishing – through the central brand of the company, Ocean Reeve Publishing, we can take your manuscript through the full offerings available and publish a trade standard publication. Furthermore, we can assist with marketing, distribution, audiobooks and even establishing a strong profit from your book publishing journey.      

Trade Publishing – through our imprint Ocean Reeve Press, we offer an annual competition that is open to all non-fiction writers interested in sharing a story of inspiration, empowerment and positive change. The winner recieves a trade publishing contract. 

Enjoy the website, review our published work, read about our team, our authors and our services and make the best decision for you. We take pride in the work we produce and in empowering our authors and do so with passion and purpose.

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You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.

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HOW TO PUBLISH A BOOK?

Self-publish? Assisted Independent? Trade Publish?

Thinking about how to publish a book? Unsure which option is right for you?

At Ocean Reeve Publishing we have three imprints, Genesis Publishing which offers self-publishing services, Ocean Reeve Publishing which is our assisted independent publishing process, and Ocean Reeve Press which is our newly formed trade publishing arm. What is the difference? Click the logos below to be taken to the breakdown of each.

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Publishing a book is a very satisfying experience. Whatever the reason you are bringing a book to life, it will become a large part of your legacy. It is important when looking at your publishing options that you do your due diligence on the potential companies and organisations you wish to work with. Ocean Reeve Publishing is a publishing company based in Brisbane and Gold Coast, however, we service authors globally.

We pride ourselves on providing quality trade standard books. This is why we offer tailored book publishing and marketing services to our authors. Self-publishing is an option! So, what is self-publishing? A self-published author leads the process. They must produce the final draft and supply the funds required to edit, design, market, and distribute the book. You must also decide how many copies will be printed and pay for each one. It is exactly as it sounds – managed by self, meaning you are leading the process. We do not feel that publishing and marketing a book should be a solo effort. As the saying goes – ‘it takes a village’ – this applies in book publishing as well.

We understand the value in creative expression and the vulnerability authors feel heading into the publishing space. In addition, the relationship between the author and the publishing team needs to be one of respect, care, and focus. Ocean Reeve Publishing is a book publishing company committed to your success and assist you in achieving the goals and dreams you have as an author. So join us in bringing your story to life.

You can’t judge a book by it’s cover but you can sure sell a bunch of books if you have a good one.

Jayce O’Neal

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  • review rating 5  I published my first book with Ocean Reeve, I found the experience very rewarding. This company very so very helpful and evening knowing we would only ever publish one book, bent over backward to always be there to answer every question along the way. I highly recommend Ocean Reeve and his wonderful team.

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    8/10/2020

    review rating 5  AJ Creamer Author. I have recently published the first of my titles through Ocean Reeve Publishing. I stand by my 5 star review, as the team from start to finish are dedicated to your success. After answering my many questions the team supported me through the entire editing, formatting and publishing process. All costs and details are explained up front. I strongly recommend using their service- Aaron Creamer.

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    7/31/2020

    review rating 5  I have worked with Ocean Reeve Publishing and in particular 'The Flash' aka Jason Smith, for almost two years now. As a ghostwriter, I understand the power of supporting aspiring authors to champion their message in the form of a book and empowering writers to become changemakers. I have chosen to partner with the ORP team as they have the same values as I do, respecting the author's purpose and passion for bringing their book into the world while also sharing their vast knowledge and expertise to help authors to reach as wide an audience as possible. The ORP team are dedicated and highly passionate about what they do and it shows in the way they interact with both myself and my clients.

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    7/30/2020

    review rating 5  I have just published and the journey was amazing with Ocean Reeve Publishing. I was supported by Jason who was ever so supportive, this being my first experience. There were emotional times a n d the support was there with Jason's empathy. I found this company to be very professional and their pricing affordable. Thank you so much for being there for me on this incredible journey. Thank you Diane Carpenter

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    7/27/2020
  • review rating 5  Ocean Reeve is a publishing house with purpose. My experience with publishers had been one of unfulfilled promises. Since I joined the ORP community they have got on with the job and they deliver what they promise-and importantly, they enjoy what they do! Can't ask more than that!

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    7/24/2020

    review rating 5  Without ORP I don't know how anyone would get their book to come to life!

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    7/17/2020

    review rating 5  I had been looking for a publisher to publish my book series and wanted a team who would handle my series with care and truly wanted what was best for me. I decided to do some research by reading reviews, and speaking with various publishers. After speaking with and then meeting Ocean Reeve there was no doubt in my mind this was the publisher to deliver what I was looking for. Ocean is very enthusiastic about what he does and is full of zeal and encouragement. I have since joined their Book Marketing Mentorship Program and was assigned Master Host, marketing expert and author Joshua Clifton - who wrote the Hospitality Survival Guide- and have just learned so much. Joshua is so knowledgeable in this area and is sincere in his wanting to help you succeed as an author (as the rest of the ORP team do). In regards to the editing, Jason is the publishing manager (also an author) and again I am very impressed with his assistance, advice and encouragement in this stage of the process. Ocean Reeve Publishing is the full package. There is nothing they cannot help you with, don't know how to do and produce the highest quality of products. In addition they are always seeking to inspire and increase creativity within the author group, continually evolving and moving forward. Jacqui Preugschat www.jacquipreugschat Author of Tessa's Books Of Elegance BA Teach (Special Ed) BA Justice Studies (Criminology)

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    6/21/2020

    review rating 5  Before I had Ocean Reeve Publishing look at my manuscript, I paid another company (in Brisbane) to edit it. It was a terrible and disappointing experience (the editors were totally unqualified). Dealing with Jason from Ocean Reeve Publishing was the exact opposite. He was exceptionally professional and kept me in the loop at all times. I am very happy with the editing job undertaken by this company. Exceptional service from Jason. Many thanks.

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    6/15/2020
  • review rating 5  Without Ocean, Jazz and the team my book would still be festering in the deep recesses of my brain. Their professional support helped me bring it to life. Their amazing efforts are having a profound effect on my growing readership. Only place to go if you are serious about getting your message out there. Lead through Life

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    4/05/2020

    review rating 5  If you've ever wanted to publish a book and don't know where to start, don't look any further than Ocean Reeve Publishing. I was introduced to Ocean and his team when I wanted to make my manuscript and illustration ideas into a Children's book. Ocean's team took me through the whole process and mentored me in the process of marketing which not only helped me produce a beautiful timeless story but also laid the foundation for me on my ongoing writing journey!

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    4/05/2020

    review rating 5  Without Ocean, Jazz and the team my book would still be festering in the deep recesses of my brain. Their professional support helped me bring it to life. Their amazing efforts are having a profound effect on my growing readership. Only place to go if you are serious about getting your message out there. Lead through Life

    thumb Stewart Darling
    3/31/2020

    review rating 5  I can’t thank Ocean Reeve enough for his inspiring and very informative seminar at Botany Library. Ocean’s seminar to our writing community, who are on their first step of their writing journey, equipped them with the tools to lift them to the next level. The excellent feedback we received from all the attendees showed that Ocean is a master of publishing. He engaged them with real-life examples using a range of videos and was precise and methodical in his teaching. One of our attendees noted that “as a writer, the amount of essential information on the publishing world provided by Ocean was invaluable. He opened our eyes to the pitfalls and unnecessary costs involved. He also made sure we understood the five essentials needed to achieve successful publishing of our books. Afterwards, when talking with other writers present, we all felt he had unraveled the mysteries of publishing and left us feeling inspired.”

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    3/14/2020
  • review rating 5  Ocean Reeve is very generous with his time and looks to give back to his community and his industry. He was determined to pursue his dream and now he is sharing his experience and his knowledge with others. I can't speak highly enough about their professionalism and preparation prior to speaking at our Waipa District Libraries. His relationship to people is to be admired. And our audiences loved him!

    thumb Dee Atkinson
    3/09/2020

    review rating 5  I published my book, Long-Awaited Child, with Ocean Reeve Publishing. The process right from the beginning to when I held my book in my hand was a very smooth process. The editing very thorough, and the ORP staff very attentive, always immediately getting back to me if I had a question. The mentoring program has been extremely helpful with marketing of my book. I am hoping to publish a second book and will definitely be working with Ocean Reeve Publishing again.

    thumb Kellie Harriden
    3/02/2020

    review rating 5  I recently published my first book. It was a book held in dream form for many many years and without the expertise, support and encouragement of the incredible Ocean Reeve Publishing team it would still be just a dream. I cannot recommend ORP enough.

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    1/18/2020

    review rating 5  My first children's book Scooter and Friends Take a Vacation was published in December 2019, and it was Ocean Reeve Publishing that helped me accomplish this life-time dream. I was doing research on Independent Publishing when I found Ocean Reeve's website. I started a conversation with him via email and knew in short order that I wanted to work with him and his team. From the first thing they helped me with - an Appraisal of my manuscript - I knew I had struck gold. Ocean has taught me not only about publishing in today's world, but also about my genre. He and his team are very professional, extremely talented people whose knowledge of the publishing industry is profound. They made my maiden voyage into publication a wonderful journey, and I recommend them to anyone and everyone who is looking to publish in today's marketplace. I also took Ocean's Marketing Mentoring class and recommend that, as well, to anyone who lacks a solid marketing background - which was me in a nutshell. Kudos to Ocean, Jason, and the whole ORP team - thank you so very much!!

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    1/17/2020

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HOW TO PUBLISH A BOOK with Assisted Independent Publishing

Self-publishing in Australia has become a minefield and we offer a fantastic solution. Assisted Independent Publishing. Book publishing in Australia, and internationally, has never been so easy. From our Brisbane and Gold Coast bases, we have been able to establish inspirational authors and marketing strategies that get results. Unlike other publishing companies, whether self-publishing or hybrid, we are committed and invested in our author’s success.

We have found that once authors see what’s involved in Assisted Independent Publishing, they tend to prefer this option over self-publishing and even traditional. Why?

Self-publishing does not guarantee qualified editors, designers, and printers. In addition, they do not offer focused marketing or distribution support to the author.

Traditional publisher’s royalty rates are very low. Furthermore, they only market for three months at best, at which time they will move on. The exception is if the book makes the 0.01% club and goes wild. So why should you choose assisted independent publishing? What is hybrid publishing? It is a solution to the self-publishing minefield. All editors and designers are professionally trained and qualified. The whole process is managed by a publishing manager with the author receiving trade quality books along with marketing and distribution support. All of this is under the one roof within our Brisbane or Gold Coast base.

Watch the video below to understand the differences between assisted independent, traditional, and self-publishing.

Assisted Independent Publishing – Self-Publishing – Traditional Publishing – It’s Your Choice!

Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change. 

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Ocean Reeve Publishing offers writing mentorships, editorial and design services, several print options (including print-on-demand, digital and offset production), eBooks, and audiobook production. However, if you do choose to examine self-publishing with us, you can select whatever services suit your needs.

For all of our authors who choose Assisted Independent Publishing, we also provide a dedicated distribution channel. This is where your book is promoted to libraries and bookstores. Above all, it is not limited to just Australia as it also includes several global online channels. 

In addition, we work with authors anywhere in the world. Our tailored book marketing modules support your journey no matter your location. Most importantly, our highly successful and popular Book Marketing Mentorship program. This personalised mentorship increases the profile of your book and you, the author. Let’s be honest – the goal in marketing is awareness and sales. Our professionally trained and experienced mentors will tailor your marketing journey to achieve exactly that.

One of the biggest hurdles that most authors find when publishing a book is within the marketing process. Fundamentally, authors are not born promoters. In fact, they are usually quite resistant to promoting as it is not something that comes naturally to them. We understand this.

BOOK MARKETING

After working in the educational, traditional, and self-publishing industries for two decades, our CEO and lead Marketing Mentor Ocean Reeve recognised this problem. He discovered, after working with over 4000 authors, that only a small percentage of those who self-published had actioned a reprint of their books. This was due to two factors:

It took so long for the authors to sell their books that they lost interest.

They hadn’t sold their books, so they just gave up.

The solution was obvious. Calling on his experience and knowledge built throughout his career, Ocean devised a tailored marketing program that would change the game for all authors. The effect has been profound as this has not just affected the self-published authors, but also traditionally published as well. Moreover, in this new age of book publishing, authors are expected to be involved in book marketing. So working with a book publishing company that shares that vision is critical.

Therefore, Ocean produced a foundation; establishing a program for authors, tailored for each individual creative. In addition, this is supported by 20 independent modules that offer strategies and tools for authors to then implement. The resulting outcome is book sales. The popularity has meant that we have had to take on a second mentor, Joshua Clifton, who has actually completed the mentorship himself and achieved great success with his book and his profile as a serious author.

Ocean had now discovered that 70% of the authors that follow the mentoring guidance given make a full return on investment within 4-6 months of launch. From that, 30% of those authors have achieved this within the 3-week pre-sale period. After mentoring over 350 authors, the Book Marketing Mentorship has had very positive results.

With the use of traditional methods (book signings, media, and mainstream distribution), along with digital strategies (pre-sale, social media, blogging, etc) and creative marketing (review solicitation, specialty store marketing, video, webinars, etc), authors can build successful awareness for their book and high sales results. This, and more, is what is covered in the Book Marketing Mentorship.

BOOK PUBLISHING COMPANY – TEAM

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Your book is a legacy and the emotion attached to it needs to be valued. Our book publishing company and the team is entirely based in Brisbane and the Gold Coast and ensures your creative journey is smooth and enjoyable. Secondly, we want you to have a quality publication that you can be proud of. In addition, we want you to be confident in your marketing. Finally, we want you to succeed!

As mentioned above,  there is no guarantee with self-publishing that the editors working on your book have the necessary qualifications. Furthermore, it is not enough to settle for a teacher, a journalist, or someone who is great at English. However, we pride ourselves in only using professionally qualified appraisers and editors.

Similarly, the same applies to our design team. They have been professionally trained and qualified. To highlight this, self-published authors often download templates. Or worse, attempt to design their book themselves or pay someone who has never done it before, eg Fiverr. Moreover, we pride ourselves on our high quality. We ensure that the look and feel of your book meet industry standards. 

Equally, our book printers are specialist book printers. Likewise, our website creators, sound engineers, and video team are all highly trained and qualified. As a top-level book publishing company, our entire team takes immense pride in what they do.

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