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Ocean Publishing

Established in 2002 by Frank Gromling, Ocean Publishing is a traditional press. That means we do things the old-fashioned way by making a financial investment in an author and a manuscript. We produce and promote each selected book at our own expense, with its author expected to assist by engaging in presentations, signings, interviews, and such. To date, we have published ten titles in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and will produce four more titles in 2006. We do not receive any government subsidy, nor do we do vanity or print-on-demand publishing. Manuscripts are evaluated on the quality of their content by an independent editorial review committee composed of talented editors and published authors. Despite our aggressive beginnings, we are still a small publisher and, as such, only a small number of submitted manuscripts are accepted for publishing and it may take up to a year to have a book idea move all the way to publication. Frank Gromling is a former business executive who came out of early retirement when he realized that he enjoyed the challenges of book publishing. From his Beverly Beach, Florida, residence, he saw the need for a small press that would focus on talented authors who had not yet made it to the big time of national publication. As a result, all of Ocean's authors are rising stars who are making great strides toward personal and professional success through their written words. Frank is active in local and national publishing efforts. He is the president of the Florida Publishers Association, the only statewide organization designed primarily for book publishers. He also is member of the board of directors of PMA, the Independent Book Publishers Association, which has more than 4,200 independent publisher members. On that board, he serves as the chair of the Education Committee, which brings educational programming to members via the internet and other technologies.

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Main Address: P.O. Box 1080
Flagler Beach FL 32136-1080 USA
Phone: (888) 690-2455
Fax: (386) 517-2564
Updated 11/18/2006

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