Ocean Reeve Publishing

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In 2019, Ocean Reeve Publishing launched the Marvellous Manuscript Competition with the first prize being a trade publishing contract. The winner was Karyn Webber’s Dangerous Animals In The Home.

Ocean Reeve Publishing is proud to bring stories to life that inspire positive change in the world. This title is a raw and real insight into abuse within the family. With the goal to open even more channels of discussion around child abuse, we encourage you to show your support by purchasing your copy, reading it, and talking about it. Copies of the book are available for pre-order at a special price of $19.95 and part-proceeds of book sales will be donated to the charity At The Ark who are here to assist families and individuals dealing with all aspects relating to child sexual abuse. Click here to pre-order your copy.

On March 27th, 2021, we are proud to announce the launch of our first trade title with our ticketed event in Ipswich. Tickets are limited so please be quick to order as we don’t want you to miss out on this exclusive launch.

Tickets can be purchased, and include a copy of the book, by clicking here.

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Ocean Reeve Publishing – Australia’s leading independent book publishing company.

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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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.

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    5 star review  The team at ORP is fantastic! Their professionalism, friendliness, creative vision and communication goes beyond any other publishing team I've encountered before. They work to see you through the entire publishing process including marketing. They help you to create your ultimate vision and the goals (no matter how big) for your project to exceed even what you thought was possible. I cannot recommend them enough!!

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    5 star review  MY SUPERHEROES You’ve just written your first amazing book? Now you just have to find the right publisher worthy of appreciating this baby of yours, bringing it to life with excitement, and the respect it deserves. But ... WHO ?? You’re in for a mighty search, comparing, analyzing ... more confusion and doubt. Search and look no further ... Ocean Reeve Book Publishing, has it all covered. (with his Superheroes) Thinking like an 83, and my 89 y/o husband ... our time ahead should not be wasted on looking for the best one. We trusted, and followed through with our gut feeling to publish with Ocean Reeve after only one interview in the ease of our home. Marisa (my own personal guide, mentor and dear friend) with Josh, Jason, together with other talented member in Oceans’ family of Superheroes, have worked their magic and we are now the proud owners of an incredibly beautiful book of quality. Thank you to all for proving that we were 100% right for trusting our instincts. Bettina and Gabriele Ricciuti

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    5 star review  Being a complete novice when it comes to publishing, I want to thank Ocean for his guidance, his expertise and professionalism. Ocean made the process of publishing my family Heritage Book an easy and painless exercise. Ocean was available 24-7 when I had a question or concern, he responded immediately. It has been a pleasure doing business with Ocean Reeve Publishing, the outcome of my book is just awesome. The cover design is brilliant, I only needed a few copies of my book and the service than I received was impressive thank you Ocean for making me feel like a valued customer . Love your work.

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    5 star review  After making the decision to publish my first book, I contacted Ocean Reeve Publishing. Their professionalism and support is second to none. A special thank you to Sarah for her patience and encouragement throughout my journey. I highly recommend Ocean Reeve and his team. They really are the superheroes.

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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!

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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.


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.


Ocean Reeve Book Publishing and Marketing team

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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