It is critical that the publishing team working with you understands the most critical elements on how to publish a book. Firstly, they need to understand your vision. Secondly, they need to be empathetic and patient so the authors have time and space to understand the process and respond effectively. Finally, they need to love what they do, so they can guide you on your way to becoming an author SUPERHERO.
Meet the publishing team that works tirelessly for you and your published book. A team that stands out from the rest, using our expertise (superpowers) to help you (the author) become confident, empowered and inspired and have a product (your book) that is the best it can be.
Also below are affiliates and partner companies we work with to ensure we maintain the highest standards of publishing and creative expression.
No matter what you do, your job is to tell your story.
Publishing Team -CEO – Ocean Reeve
Managing Director/Marketing Mentor/Published Author
‘Creative Expression can beat Depression. It is through our creativity that we find our calling and true purpose!’
Ocean (Superman) is usually your first point-of-call when enquiring about bringing a book to life. Don’t be surprised if his first question is ‘what is your vision?’ As a result, Ocean can tailor an assisted independent book publishing and marketing package for you. In addition to this, once your manuscript is in the process with the publishing team, Ocean then works directly with you through the Book Marketing Mentorship program. Above all, he will prepare you and your published book for pre-sale and marketing. Another role Ocean owns is leading the Writing Non-Fiction mentoring program helping authors from idea to completed manuscript. In addition to this, Ocean is the president of the Gold Coast Writers’ Association, CEO of eMAGINE Academy, and most noteworthy, is committed to inspiring book publishing in Australia and the world.
Publishing Team -COO – Jason Smith
Publishing Manager/Fiction Writer
‘To be creative, you must own your story – your identity – your vision – your purpose!’
Jason (The Flash) works directly with each author managing them through the publishing process. This includes everything from title registration through to print. Similarly, Jason manages the publishing team who are working on each component of your manuscript. Another function he has is as a meticulous writer. Due to this, Jason often takes authors through the Writing Fiction mentoring program. Along with this role as operations manager, he is also the Business Development Manager for the company where, using his millennial mindset, he devises and implements innovative and fresh directions for the company going forward. Finally, Jason is also a debut epic fantasy novelist and the Millennial Entrepreneurial speaker for eMAGINE Academy.
VICKI JANE REEVE
‘Authenticity is the key to living an honest and fulfilling life. It is also essential in the operations of a successful business.’
Vicki Jane (Lois Lane) is the woman behind the man. Often ensuring Ocean has a work/life balance can be challenging, but she manages to ensure he does. Especially when he needs to recharge, Vicki Jane guarantees that Ocean continues to deliver at optimal levels. Moreover, Vicki works behind-the-scenes in the important roles of administration and in marketing Ocean’s events and seminars. Furthermore, she manages the distribution arm of the business.
Publishing Lead Editor
‘Do what you really love.’
After years of working in finance-based roles, Kristy (Gamora) has finally found her passion. A few years ago, Kristy thought about what she wanted to be when she grew up. Consequently, the advice she was given was, “Do what you really love”. What if you really loved to pick apart the spelling and grammatical errors on Facebook posts and news articles? Why must it be a their, they’re, and there debacle! As a result, Kristy decided to undertake a Professional Editing and Publishing course. She just knew this is what she wanted to do. Kristy’s role as Lead Editor is to support you, the author. She will help you to polish, snip, and style your words. Moreover, when she edits a manuscript, she is immersed in it. Sentence by sentence, word by word. Above all, Kristy has a great responsibility to ensure that your voice remains heard.
Publishing Client Manager/Published Author
‘Get writing and release your creativity.’
Marisa (Jessica Jones) is a Client Manager at Ocean Reeve Publishing and also is a professional manuscript appraiser. After completing a Masters Degree in Project Management while working fulltime at a university, Marisa began writing the story of her Italian parents wanting to share their incredible experiences. As a result, she is now a two-time published, award-winning author, receiving an international award and recognition for both publications. Furthermore, Marisa is a Committee Member of the Gold Coast Writers Association, is currently studying Publishing and Editing in preparation to take on further work as an editor within our publishing team, and believes that everyone has an interesting story to tell.
Marketing Mentor/Published Author
‘To understand marketing, you must understand your customers.’
Josh (Thor) is a Marketing Mentor and Web Designer at Ocean Reeve Publishing and also is a highly successful debut author. After living and breathing hospitality the majority of his career, Josh was literally head-hunted by Ocean to come on the team as a mentor and bring with him the hospitality hammer of customer service. Working in the fast-paced industry of hospitality, Josh has developed methods and strategies to deal with and minimise high-stress workloads, managing multiple teams and conflict resolutions. His background in marketing also makes him a key person of influence to create strategies to attract customers through social media and strategic partnerships. He will undoubtedly help you handle your toughest marketing concerns, create an unbreakable book marketing culture and engage with your customers on a whole new level. Nicknamed Thor, Josh brings the ‘hospitality hammer’ down to instil a positive and engaging customer/client relationship whilst maintaining strong engagement.
Peta (Raven) is a qualified editor with a Graduate Certificate in Editing and Publishing. She is also currently studying her Master of Arts in Editing and Publishing at USQ. She is a member of the Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) and a member of Writer’s Rendezvous writers’ group. Peta is one of the core
‘Everyone has a story to tell.’
Language has always been a passion for Beverley (Elektra). After completing an undergraduate degree in English literature, she worked in the public sector (human services) where she developed a strong appreciation for effective interpersonal and written expression. Later, as a manager in the public sector, she
‘Every human being has the potential to show their skills, knowledge, and expertise to benefit others and we are here to let the world know about it.’
Darren (Deadpool) is our dedicated video production manager. We regularly visit Darren’s studio in the Gold Coast to record our Creative Corner Author Interviews. In addition, he is consequently on outside shoots with us producing book launch promo videos, capturing video footage for online programs and tutorials, recording poetry readings and producing conference videos. Due to his most noteworthy skills, Darren is also our exclusive eMAGINE Academy videographer.
Audio Book Producer
Scott (Smallville) is our audiobook producer on the Gold Coast. Due to his care, quality and years of experience, our authors are in the best hands (and ears) with Scott at the helm. Furthermore, he is our number one preferred sound engineer throughout Australia. As a result, we have authors travelling internationally because of his high-quality skills and professional, personable nature. He is an asset to the publishing team.
SHINE Business Women
SHINE Business Women is a sub-publisher of Ocean Reeve Publishing and is an