Is the CEO of an assisted independent publishing house that wears his name, Ocean Reeve Publishing. He is committed to facilitating the creative process in all who are willing to express themselves and establish their footprint. He has spoken at over 180 seminars and conferences throughout the South Pacific and is regularly booked to speak about publishing, creative expression and leadership, workflow and sales, and inspires with his popular keynote From Adoption to Awesome – One Man’s Journey To Liberation. Throughout his 20+ year career, Ocean has worked in educational, traditional and self-publishing in both New Zealand and Australia and has played a role in bringing to life over 5500 publications. He has received several awards for his contribution to the creative community and service to authors and currently, he served two terms as the Gold Coast Writers’ Association President where he has had a profound impact and helped establish an encouraging and inspired growth in membership and interaction within the organisation and creative community.
Servicing authors internationally, Ocean is a master at finding people’s creative passion and driving that passion to create life changing goals and results both personally and professionally. He believes and has proven how creative expression applies in the ‘meditate don’t medicate’ philosophy of mental health. Endorsed by workplace psychologists, Ocean’s process in inspiring creativity has had profound effects in many of his authors in which he has shared in the establishment of their creative legacy. He has had the privilege to work alongside Emmy and Golden Globe Winning Actor William Shatner, Emmy Award Winning Musician Toni Childs, Nashville artist Wayne Warner, Best-Selling Author Lindy Chamberlin, and more. Ocean has written three books, The Word, Change, and Inspire Your Fire, and continues to evolve as a creative and a leader.
Ocean Reeve Publishing has been voted by APAC Insiders Business Enterprise Awards as the 2021 Best Independent and Self-Publishing Company in Australasia.
Everyone has a story but a majority of us don’t know where to start. We undergo analysis paralysis of sorts. After all, there is so much to think about – target audience, research on content, structure, chapter outlines, tone, publishing, marketing, post-publishing and much more. A simple search in Google like ‘Writing a non-fiction book’ will throw out 460 million results, most claiming to be “experts” in the field. How do you choose? Who do you approach? You don’t know what you don’t know about the publishing industry. Once you get beyond the ideation and write a book in which you have poured your heart, soul and ideas…you need to market it and sell it. Book marketing is a very niche industry and not everyone has cracked the formula. That’s where Ocean Reeve comes in. He has 20+ years of industry experience, working with clients in the Asia-Pacific market and has been voted Best Independent and Self-Publishing Company in Australasia at the APAC Insider Business Enterprise Awards 2021. By the end of the lab, you will have a functional worksheet that will list your ideas and your goals, the mission and vision of your future book and the beginnings of the structure of the book so you are ready to kick start right after the lab.
3 key takeaways from the session will be:
How to make out the outline to your new book.
Guidance in finding the right team to work with during the publishing process.
Understanding the Author Attitude needed to create success