Oceanview Publishing Marks One Year Anniversary: Celebrates New, Forthcoming Titles, Growth and Recent Book Sense Pick

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Oceanview Publishing is an independent publisher in Massachusetts.

In one short year, Oceanview Publishing has emerged as a perfect example of what every book distribution company looks for when signing a new client: professionalism, team spirit, and high publishing standards. Oceanview represents in every way the positive contributions that independent publishers are making within the greater publishing community.

Founded in 2005 by Susan Greger of Ipswich, Massachusetts, and Robert Gussin, of East Hampton, New York, and Longboat Key, Florida, Oceanview Publishing marks its first year anniversary. Greger and Gussin, both former executives with Johnson & Johnson, created Oceanview to provide writers with the best-of-both-worlds – the ‘small publisher’ size allowing the author and publisher to work closely together, coupled with a larger publisher approach of providing significant marketing, publicity and advertising support for the books.

In just one year since its inception, Oceanview has released four titles – Shadow of Death by Patricia Gussin, The Perfect Assassin by Ward Larsen, South Beach Shakedown by Don Bruns, Death Angel by Martha Powers – and a fifth, Trash Talk by Bob Gussin, is slated for release on October 15, 2006. Death Angel by Martha Powers was recently selected as a Book Sense Pick for November. Currently finalizing their 2007 title list, Oceanview plans to release six titles next year.

Susan Greger, President of Oceanview, stated, “We have been both overwhelmed and humbled by the tremendous industry support we have received. The Book Sense Pick, as well as countless reviews, bookseller and industry support, is an honor. In reflecting on our first year in operation, we are steadfast in the principles on which Oceanview was founded and our goals for Oceanview remain the same – to create great books and develop successful writers. What we didn’t realize was just how welcoming the industry would be to a new independent press.”

Speaking of her experience with Oceanview, author Martha Powers added, “My association with Oceanview has been one of the best experiences of my life. I have been overwhelmed by the encouragement and support I’ve received and have been impressed by the quality and integrity of their operation. They have included me in decisions along the way and I feel that publication of my book is truly a collaborative effort. Authors regularly complain about their publishers, but I have nothing but the highest regard for mine.”

Represented to the trade by New York-based Midpoint Trade Books, Oceanview has added representatives to focus on independent booksellers, and has entered into an agreement with Writers House, one of the country’s preeminent literary agencies for domestic rights representation for the Oceanview catalog.

Eric Kampmann, President of Midpoint Trade Books, stated, “In one short year, Oceanview Publishing has emerged as a perfect example of what every book distribution company looks for when signing a new client: professionalism, team spirit, and high publishing standards. Oceanview represents in every way the positive contributions that independent publishers are making within the greater publishing community.”

Oceanview Publishing is headquartered in Massachusetts. Oceanview is based on a traditional publishing model and offers advances and royalties to its authors. Members of the news media wishing to speak with a representative of Oceanview are asked to contact Maryglenn McCombs by phone – 615.297.9875, or by email – maryglenn @ maryglenn.com

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