You – the author – is 90% of the reason your book will sell. Therefore, it is logical to expect that your belief, passion, excitement, enthusiasm, and energy will get readers excited about buying your book. However, we need to let the world know that this passion and purpose exists and that can be uncharted waters for many who are not familiar with the process of the industry. That is book marketing!
Some authors write for themselves and their families. Therefore, there is no desire to see their books as bestsellers in the marketplace. For others, they write for a very specific personal need to tell their story. Likewise, some have a unique insight into specialist topics and write to further establish themselves as an expert in their field. Others have aspirations of seeing their book as a physical bestseller in bookstores or on Amazon. Therefore, each author is different. Similarly, each author’s purpose is different. So to define book marketing success for you we need to ascertain your vision and your purpose.
We have tested and proven book marketing strategies that have become the strength of our authors. Furthermore, our personalised and tailored Book Marketing Mentorship program has established the core of their success. As a result, our authors are pre-selling their books prior to a single copy being printed. In fact, several are reprinting within weeks and their vision and purpose are being firmly established with every copy sold. Now it’s your turn!
BOOK MARKETING MENTORSHIP - INTRODUCTION
Ocean Reeve Publishing has worked for years in redefining book marketing success for authors. As a result, we have now developed a foundation from where authors can launch themselves into the marketplace with confidence.
The Book Marketing Mentorship is here to clarify your author's platform and path forward. Furthermore, we want to ensure you step into book marketing with confidence and a winning attitude. Above all, we share expert knowledge, tangible tools, proven strategies, and an easily managed structure. Almost certainly, we need to start marketing the moment we commit to writing. So it is never too early or late to begin your mentorship into the ‘yellow brick road’ that is book marketing!
This program involves nine 60-90 minute sessions in-person or via video call. We take you through several modules to create your foundation for success. First, we explore both personal and professional development. Within that, we calculate your return-on-investment and targets. Next, we establish the pre-sale preparation and action plan. Once in place, we look at the book launch and local activity in book marketing. In addition, online engagement and traditional marketing both play a huge part in the longevity of your book and are also put in place. Finally, once the mentorship is completed, there will not be one area of book marketing that wouldn’t have been covered. This includes how to then establish a career as an author.
Your mentors, Joshua Clifton and Ocean Reeve, have had a combined 25 years working in the marketing and creative space. Primarily Ocean's role was to sell and promote. Moreover, he has mentored over 400 creatives with 70% making the investment back within 6-9 months. 30% of those authors have successfully made their ROI back within the pre-sale period. Josh Clifton has merged his customer service skills, marketing diploma and his own success story behind marketing his book to be the lead mentor since 2019. Without a doubt, this program sets every author up for success.
BOOK MARKETING MENTORSHIP - PROGRAM
SESSION ONE – Personal Development
Six Steps To Book Marketing Success
The Ten Towers Of Triumph
Top Marketing Principles From The Experts
SESSION TWO – Professional Development
Discovering The Purpose Of Your Book
Establishing Goals & Targets
Set your RRP & Impact Of Discounts
SESSION THREE – Pre-Sale (PART I: establishment)
Module 1: Refine Your Elevator Pitch
Module 2: Early Reviews and Celebrity/Influencer Endorsements
Module 3: Website Development
Module 4: Building Your List
Module 5: Social Media
Additional: Developing Your Action Plan
SESSION FOUR – Pre-Sale (PART II: development)
Module 6: Cultivating Positive Attitude
Module 7: Media Kit and Press Release
Module 8: Webinar Development
Module 9: Pre-Sale Strategy Overview
Module 10: Physical Book Launch Event
SESSION FIVE – Your Pre-Sale Strategy (PART III: preparation/Implementation)
Pre-Sale Strategy: 21 Day Strategy for Pre-Sale including tasks
SESSION SIX – Physical Marketing (PART IV: local activity)
Post Launch Checklist
Module 11: Awards and Commendations
Module 12: Media Activity
Module 13: Specialty Store Marketing
Module 14: Public Speaking
Module 15: Bookstores & Libraries
SESSION SEVEN – Digital Marketing (PART V: global activity)
Module 16: Online Book Promotion
Module 17: Blogging and Articles
Module 18: Web Forums
Module 19: Podcasting
Module 20: Video Marketing
Module 21: Ongoing Reviews (including Amazon Best Seller Strategy)
SESSION EIGHT – Marketing Strategy Review
Module 22: Recap And Q&A
Module 23: What’s Next?
SESSION NINE – A Career as an Author
Module 24: How to Earn $100k a Year as an Author
The success of any organisation is based around their customers. In our case, our authors and their success have led us to becoming one of the premier options in bringing stories to life. Below are a few of the comments and feedback from our authors who have both published and engaged in book marketing with Ocean Reeve Publishing.
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If you are contemplating taking on the challenge of writing your own book can I suggest you make sure you get in touch with Ocean and invest the time and money into his mentorship...you will be glad you did. I had the exciting experience last week of having the first cope of my book, "Feet First" handed to me personally by Ocean. His process of helping me get to this point has been invaluable. I feel very proud of what we have achieved and without Ocean's mentoring and support I am confident we would not have the polished product we now have.
GREG GUNTHER - www.yourbusinessmomentum.com.au
I found Ocean and he inspired me to take the risks, trust myself, break some rules, to not be afraid to fail, ignore the naysayers, work like hell and give something back. So I did. I committed to the process, regardless of the work as I know I have something to give back. Book one and two are in my hands as i type. (Not literally, as I couldn't type as well) but here on my desk awaiting the launch. Its been tough, but Ocean is there for me. Always helping, invested in my success and i am not going to let him down. I encourage new writers to email or pick up the phone and have a chat to Ocean.
CLIVE JOHNSON - www.clivejohnsonauthor.com
What a brilliant Mentor and Publisher. Ocean gave me all the tools I needed to self publish my novel 'The Harris Sisters.' He helped me every step of the way and being a novice I welcomed all the advice I could get. A trustworthy, genuine Publisher that goes above and beyond to get you from A-Z. My books have been printed and look amazing. Thank you Ocean for bringing my dreams to reality!
AMIE SOLOMON - www.authorajane.com
My experience with Ocean Reeve was like winning the gold lotto! I spent quite a few hours with Ocean discussing the publishing of my book before committing to the process. The thing that really impressed me was the Book Marketing Mentoring Program. As McAllister is my first book, I was unsure about the marketing aspect. After several intensive sessions I departed with a greater understanding of what I needed to do. I ahve followed the program step by step and have been amazed at the results. I published in May 2016 and had five print runs of 500 within that year. I am now republished with Allen & Unwin and have my own audio book all due to Ocean's mentoring. I refer to my mentoring guide book often as it is my companion at my desk. It has been a huge comfort to me knowing Ocean is there as my mentor. I recommend this program to anyone about to publish their book.
JENNY OLD - www.jennyold.com
Ocean Reeve, aka Superman, what can I say? ! I had wanted to wait until my pre-order sale had finished, in the hopes that I would be able to leave an awesome review about how, thanks to you, I was able to meet my pre-sale goal of selling 300 books. In reality, here I am, with just under 2 weeks still left of my pre-sale having already sold 356 books - unreal! Now here is an extra surprising gift you have given me... I am no longer going to say it was 'thanks to you', because I have worked damn hard too, and it is thanks to US! This is what happens when you collaborate with someone as knowledgeable and pro-active as Ocean Reeve; he will get you to print and produce a beautiful industry standard product, he will give you the information, the tips and tricks of the trade, the support, the mentoring and a step-by-step guide to success, but YOU are the one who actually has to do the work in order to achieve your goals. So thank you Ocean, for taking care of all the 'technical stuff' and finer details that I was clueless on, thank you for all of your information, support and hard work behind the scenes. Thank you for your honesty at every turn, and your belief that I could achieve my dreams. Yes, 'Broccoli Trees' was MY dream, but you have brought that dream to life and have given me a product I am so incredibly proud to stand behind. I look forward to pumping out the next few books with you, but even more than that, I'm looking forward to watching you don your superman outfit and FLY!!! What fun! For any other aspiring authors or creatives out there reading this, I'd urge you to get in contact with Ocean today, you'll be glad you did!
MELISSA KENT - www.melissakentauthor.com
I found Ocean very approachable and open to suggestions, a quality that endears people to him. His ethics and standard of work are high, and that's what you want in a publisher. He values your opinion and helps steer you in the right direction when needed. The mentoring program is above and beyond any other and it works. I have just finished the modules with Ocean and have found them to be full of information, ideas and helpful resources. I recommend anyone who is looking to publish or even thinking about it to contact Ocean Reeve.
MELISSA H NORTH - www.melissahnorthauthor.com
It's not just about boosting confidence or being given tips on selling a book. Rather it's about discussing what skills are needed such as; working on confidence-marketing weakness if you have one as well as identifying strengths; how to counter negative comments as well as considering what effect they might or might not have on you. Additionally, the mentoring helped me understand that this was about telling and selling the story...not just the book. Ocean has had years of experience in this area. His diplomatic and patient approach looks at a number of valuable steps that are critical for first time authors. I recommend this programme to anyone about to publish their book.
MARISA PARKER - www.marisaparkerauthor.com
The road of indie-publishing can be dark, lonely and fraught with danger, but it needn’t be. There is a hero waiting to walk you through the process and guide you on your own path to success. A hero? Really? Is this just another marketing ‘rah rah’? I hear you say. You are wary, have doubts and many questions, just as I did as a first-time author. This is a good thing. A good publisher will give you answers and help allay your concerns, however, a GREAT publisher will encourage you to embrace your fear, inspire you, educate you and champion you along the way. Ocean Reeve Publishing is that GREAT publisher. Ocean Reeve is that hero. My personal publishing journey was not without challenges. Regardless of the obstacles thrown up, Ocean was steadfast and smoothed my path every step of the way. Today, I have a successful published book, with a second print run on its way.
LOUISE HARDING - www.nosetotailbook.com
I have a bias opinion of Ocean Reeve, but how can I not? He has gone out of his way to help me in every way, and this is when I was not paying him! He has been there for all my ups and downs, fears and triumphs. It was in our first mentoring session that he asked me a question that rocked my core, do I think I am an author? At first, I ummed and ahhed and now I am 'F'ing yeah, I am!' I have had an issue with my motivation or creativity, every time I contact Ocean he helps me, no questioning or thinking it was a waste of his time, Ocean just helps me. Would other publishers do that? My creative future is in the wonderful, passionate hands of Ocean Reeve and I would trust no one else with my legacy!
SAM COLBRAN - www.samuelcolbran.com
I'm a great believer that the people we meet are meant to cross our path. I can say this with the utmost belief that when I was first connected with Ocean, it was meant to be! At the time I was half-heartedly thinkiing of self-publishing my manuscript but had absolutely no idea where to begin, or even whether I'd do it. Then along came Ocean Reeve, who literally took me under his wing... and the next thing my story was published into the most fabulous book and put out there on the world wide stage. In a nutshell, I could never have done this without Ocean. His expertise in the publishing field is second-to-none, his incredible ability to have you believe your story IS worth publishing is simply amazing. His enthusiasm is so infectious you can't help get caught up in the whole publishing journey, he knows what he's talking about, is willing to share it and in terms of mentorship, he's up there at the top of the list!. I can't recommend Ocean highly enough to be THEE person to take a manuscript and turn it into a treasured legacy... for ever! So, if anyone out there is even remotely thinking about having a book published, don't look past Ocean. You won't regret it!!
DENISE CARNIHAN - www.helpinghandafricatours.com
The mentoring sessions and pre-sale strategy were what set the ball rolling for me. I knew nothing about publishing and even less about book marketing. Within one day I had pre-sold over 200 copies. Within a week of receiving the 500 print run they were all gone and I ordered another 500. I am amazed and extremely grateful to Ocean as the mentoring program was what made the jump from an idea to a successful reality.
CATH GRIMSHAW - www.growingdesertroses.com
Ocean and his amazing team did a fantastic job of getting me through the publishing process. At first I thought "wow" this is so daunting, and the thought of marketing myself and getting myself out there was not only scary but totally overwhelming. Ocean's mentoring program has broken each section down into modules and gives you a wonderful step by step process, that way your'e only tackling one piece at a time. Suddenly it's not so daunting and can actually be fun - who would have thought! Ocean has left no stone unturned and he covers absolutely everything you need to know about publishing and marketing your book. His knowledge in this area combined with this passion is so inspirational that I find myself wanting to write more books.
LYNNE HEUERMANN - www.angelspeak.com.au
I have worked with Ocean now for over six years and I can honestly say that I probably would never have made it through this journey without him. I am a four-times published author with many more books on the go...there is no one else I would ever work with. As a writer you are so vulnerable in your journey and writings, you reveal your story, your thoughts your feelings and Ocean is able to help guide you through this process, gently and professionally so that your finished project is something, not only of value to yourself and others, but the personal journey and development side of yourself once on this writing path, is quite simply... extraordinary. Ocean is a key and integral part of this process of helping you evolve as an author and most importantly as a human with creativity, spirit and self-belief...and you absolutely would be lucky to have him on your team.
CINDY ROCHSTEIN - www.cindyrochstein.com
Ocean and his team go above and beyond. There is nothing he won’t do to help in making your dream a reality. Everything about the finished product is top grade, and that’s down to Oceans experience, professionalism and experience in the industry! He’s a fussy one is our Ocean haha. Without a doubt I could not have done this without his mentoring program, it’s massive, It’s extensive and it takes you through every angle needed for publishing a book.
SUE FEENSTRA - www.hellopongo.com
It was a great feeling to hold my book for the first time, but I realised that the sharing of my book would be just as important. Ocean's mentoring on how to accomplish this was just fantastic. His step by step process of book marketing was a neat package of 'how to'. His personal and very grounded approach is backed up by years of experience which makes this package so valuable. And it doesn't stop there, Ocean is always available if you have a query. I highly recommend Ocean's book marketing mentorship to get your book into hands that will appreciate it.
SORAYA SARASWATI - www.sorayasaraswati.com
With Oceans mentorship capturing the world of book marketing, I developed the confidence to approach book buyers and libraries and put together social media campaigns. I was I shown how to bring my book up to industry and international standards and now I am now able to understand the vast opportunities available to benefit from.
REBECCA McGREGOR - www.becsempire.com
The first print run of my first book, "Take A Big Breath: 20 Relaxation Exercises for Kids" has arrived. I can say that this would not have happened without the amazing assistance from Ocean. From the very first day I met Ocean at the library information session, I knew I was definitely, without a doubt, going to write this book. Even before I spoke to him about it, he gave me such confidence that this could happen. I didn't look elsewhere to compare what he said as Ocean was so authentic. I had no reason to think for a minute, that anything Ocean said could possibly be anything but true and above board. And throughout this book publishing journey, that thought has proven to be accurate. Ocean knows his stuff and is very friendly and encouraging too. I extremely, highly, totally recommend you go with Ocean Reeve Publishing for any books you want to publish!
SHAUNA GALLAGHER - www.shaunagallagherauthor.com
Working with Ocean has given me a step up in my creative platform as well as given me inner strength and motivation. I have learnt a lot and the mentor program is invaluable and something you can take with you and use in all aspects of business as well as books. It was a great tool to learn. I wouldn't have known what I know had I not leaped.
MARISA FERRARO - www.missmarisa.com.au
I've waited since 2016 to write this review because in all honesty, results matter more to me than attempts, actions matter more to me than words and for my people, my book is the difference between life and death. Literally. I don't even think Ocean understood how serious I was when I chose him over an established publishing house. What Ocean did understand though, was human connection. Along our journey I watched as my mission became his mission, how the importance I placedon bringing my story to life was matched by Ocean's importance on bringing my story to life. I also watched as he matched this intensity, this drive to do it right, with every other author he worked with. In this internet driven world of keyboard warriors and expert opinion there are no words I can write to explain how important Ocean was to this journey. I can only state the facts. He is critical. Ocean Reeve actually cares. For no other reason that it is in his nature to care. He believes in you, believes you can achieve what you want to achieve and takes you there. Right beside you, in front of you and behind you kicking your ass. To sum up: Ocean Reeve genuinely cares about bringing your story to life and is laser focused on taking you step by step to making that happen...and he has helped save lives while doing it. Don't take a chance on this guy. Do whatever it takes to have him on your team. With Superman on your team, anything is possible. Thank you bro, from the bottom of my heart. Batman.
DION JENSEN - www.dionjensen.com
I was introduced to Ocean Reeve last year although the timing wasn’t right till this year 2017. This has been an amazing journey with Ocean. He is so supportive, encouraging, a really nice person as well. He reminds me of someone... ah yes ‘super man’ who is out in the world helping authors. I am so pleased to have met him to help me bring “I am the Messenger”out for the world to read.
LYNNE CUTLER - www.lynnecutlerauthor.com
I am a first-time author, and my book, Lorraine – A Free Spirit has recently been published with the immensely supportive help and step-by-step guidance of Ocean Reeve. I had been somewhat overwhelmed by all that was entailed in publishing a book but this presentation clarified so much for me. Ocean ‘streamlined’ everything, making it far less daunting than it appeared. He has guided me through every step of the publishing journey, from mentoring and editing to marketing and all in between. He has answered my many questions (no matter how trivial) and inspired me along the way. Ocean is a professional genius in his field - a powerhouse of information and motivation - and always ready and willing to share his knowledge. His commitment to each of his authors comes with a personal touch and focus on their individual goals, a hugely positive attitude and a big heart.
YVONNE WALTON - www.lorrainefreespirit.com
Ocean is highly committed to authors getting them-selves out there so their stories are heard. Working with him allowed me to stay aware of the next step in the process and his support through each step was incredibly valuable. It was exactly what I needed.
TERENCE SWEENEY - www.terencesweeney.com
The information he provides in his Mentoring Sessions is second to none. It's valuable, meticulously researched and foolproof. He made his teaching look easy to me but that's part of his creative talent. I researched tons of publishers before finding Ocean, and he had me at Hello. I assumed Ocean Reeve Publishing service would be professional but am gobsmacked at the detailed professional level where he operates from. Best of all, the process was so much fun and I never felt overwhelmed.
HUNTER K SMITH - www.hunterksmith.com
Ocean Reeve is an awesome facilitator, allowing creative people to realise their dreams. His understanding and empathy helped this author send her historical romance, The Heart Has Its Reasons, out into the wide world. Ocean efficiently and sympathetically dealt with all the steps along the way. I have a book, a website, and other related products that I'm truly proud of. What's more, any problems or niggles relating to the marketing of the book, and Ocean provided helpful solutions, invariably in less than 24 hours.
BRONWYN HOULDSWORTH - www.bronwynhouldsworth.com
What can I say? I met Ocean and instantly knew that he was the person to support me to get my book 'Awesome Authenticity' updated and reprinted exactly as I wanted it! I had not had a good experience prior with a publisher! Working with Ocean was so easy. I highly recommend him as the person you need to go to to discuss what you want when you author a book, what all the intricacies you need to have done and consider, and to follow through with the best outcome. He is a one in a million! I can't thank him enough for what he did for me and will be using him again for my next book!
JENNIE GORMAN - www.awesomeauthenticity.com.au
I've had the fantastic pleasure of working with Ocean now on all three of my business book trilogy and what he doesn't know about publishing is not worth knowing. For me, the most amazing part has been that Ocean is with you every step of the way... and can deliver the full process, from creation/initial writing process, editing and advice, delivery of the book, eBook publication and POD options, ISBN's, Marketing... Ocean offers the full package and is backed by an amazing team who get the job done, quickly, promptly and efficiently. If you want to self-publish, hands down Ocean is your man to make it happen! Thanks so much Ocean and Jason for all you have done... three books down and sure they'll be more!
ZOE SPARKS - www.zoesparks.com.au
Without Ocean's industry knowledge and advice I Am could still very be just an idea. It has been a journey full of learning, hard work and persistence. Thank you for Ocean for your patience and enduring support. It is still just the beginning and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.
NATHAN ANDERSON - www.iambook.org
When looking to publish I did a lot of research, spoke with a lot of publishers...and then I met Ocean. Ocean's professionalism, experience, adaptability and caring made all the difference to a nervous first time writer. It was a refreshing contrast when compared to some other publishers...those had made me feel like a number. If you're considering birthing a book then Ocean Reeve is the perfect person to help you bring it to life.
GAYLE McKEW - www.prosperityplanning.com.au
I found Ocean online a few years ago after speaking with a few publishers. From day 1 he was extremely helpful and took care of everything for me. He showed me what was happening every step of the way and made sure I was happy with each part of the process before we moved on. Working with Ocean made the whole process of publishing my first book a lot easier and far more enjoyable than I thought it was going to be. Thanks Ocean for being a huge help towards getting my message out there, for being an inspirational human being and becoming a good friend.
ANDY ZAGAMI - www.andrewzagami.com.au
In every writing and publishing journey, there’s a point that you sit back and realise you’ve achieved something really special. We had that moment after one truly amazing day, in which a bookstore accepted copies of our first book on consignment and we were interviewed on National Radio. That was the moment we realised, ‘wow we did it’! This momentous day had a huge lead up, not just the six years of writing, but the search for a publisher to help us make our dream a reality. Enter Ocean Reeve! He showed faith in us and our project from the outset, believed in the product and guided us through every step, offering ongoing help and practical advice. Ocean is more than a publisher. He is is an educator as well and we have learned so much from him about how to be successful in our writing and publishing journey. He has indeed been the wind beneath our wings and we are about to fly high and it feels fantastic. We are just two regular people, an artist and a musician and both teachers, but with a thirst for being creative. We had a story to tell and a dream to fulfil. Ocean and his team helped us achieve success. We have only just started our journey with him and we are looking forward to travelling the road together.
Julian and Jennifer Duband - www.dubandbooks.com