Garden City Park, NY: Square One Publishers is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of Ocean Publishing, a small independent publisher located in Flagler Beach, Florida. Ocean Publishing was founded by Frank Gromling in 2002. The company’s main focus has been on producing quality full-color titles in the areas of aquatic sports, ocean conservation, environmental protection, and planetary sustainability. In addition to garnering several national book awards, its list includes the highly successful National Marine Sanctuaries series by noted ocean protector Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of famed inventor and oceanographer Jacques Cousteau.
“For us,” notes Square One’s publisher Rudy Shur, “picking up Ocean Publishing gives us an opportunity to carry a group of niche titles that has great value and importance both in our lives and on this planet. As a publisher, I have always believed that there are books with stories and viewpoints that deserve to be heard. Now with the book business treading in choppier waters than ever before, I am pleased that we have discovered as sublime an ocean of books as we have here—with Ocean.”
“I have known Rudy for several years,” observes Ocean publisher and author Frank Gromling, “and I have come to appreciate him not only as a smart and savvy independent book publisher, but also as a friend.” Looking now to involve himself more in the art world—with a gallery of his own already set up in Florida—Gromling is pleased that his house will now be run by someone he knows and trusts. “For me, publishing has always been about passion and trust. I see a bit of myself in the passion that everyone at Square One has for what they do. And it feels good to know I can trust them to do right by what I’ve built with Ocean these past fourteen years.”
Ocean Publishing titles are now available through Square One wherever books are sold. As you consider these titles further, we invite you to click here and watch a first-rate book trailer for the acclaimed new Ocean Publishing book called Islands Under Fire: The Improbable Quest to Save the Corals of Puerto Rico by Kevin McCarey.