OC Publishing was established in Halifax, NS (Canada) in 2016 by award-winning author, Anne Louise O'Connell. Both traditionally and self-published, O’Connell started her publishing company to share her knowledge with others. We mentor new authors through manuscript writing and editing, coach them through the publishing process, and assist in developing their author platform. We are a hybrid publisher, a cross between self and traditional publishing, that follows the same process as traditional publishing, but is a fee for service model.
OC Publishing is proud to be a Global Certified Accessible™ (GCA) publisher through a program spearheaded by eBOUND Canada and Benetech in the US. This is a ground-breaking internatinoal initiative to certify the accessibility of ebooks.
Genres we publish include: mystery, memoir, historical fiction, women’s fiction, YA, first chapter books, and children’s picture books. OC Publishing also offers self-publishing coaching.
After a twenty-year career in public relations, Anne began writing mysteries. Her first novel, Mental Pause, launched in 2013 and won an IPPY (Independent Publisher Magazine) Book Award. Her next novel, Deep Deceit, launched as a top 10 Kindle best seller in March 2015.
The Canadian-born author/publisher has travelled the world and wrote travel and expat stories for Global Living Magazine and The Wall St. Journal Expat Blog. She subsequently published her stories in a collection titled Swimming with the Elephants and Other Adventures. While living in Thailand, she was a regular columnist for Expat Focus.
After 22 years living as an expat, she returned to her hometown and founded OC Publishing. Anne graduated from Mount St. Vincent University (MSVU) from Child Studies in 1984 (hence her love of children's literature) and again in 1990 with a Bachelor of Public Relations. She is a member of the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia (WFNS) and the Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association.
Anne Louise O'Connell
Marianne has edited many OC Publishing projects over the past several years and has also been involved in acquisitions. She has now taken on the added responsibility of associate publisher (ad hoc). She has a master’s degree in Canadian literature and was top of her class in Ryerson University's online Substantive and Line Editing course. Over the past fifteen years she has edited hundreds of books for publishers and authors across Canada and in the US and Europe. She is thrilled to be playing an active role in making books! Learn more about Marianne and her editing services at marianneward.ca.
David has been a designer and editor for 20 years, working with authors, publishers, and organizations to help bring stories and ideas to life, both in print and ebook. He has worked with many OC Publishing authors from the early stages of project development to ensure the author's vision is brought to fruition. He not only does book cover and interior design, but is also often part of the editing team. Learn more about David on his website at https://textanddesign.com/
David W. Edelstein
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