Brisbane-based publisher, Ocean Reeve Publishing, which also owns fourth-generation print business, Clark & Mackay, is among the winners of the 2021 Roar Awards.
Ocean Reeve Publishing specialises in publishing the works of independent and self-published authors with the company bridging a gap for many writers who may face rejection from the larger publishing houses.
The 2021 Roar Awards is organised by Roar Success – a company focused on improving other businesses.
Ocean Reeve publishing took home the gold gong for business excellence, beating Connetix and Kalpaxis legal which won silver and bronze respectively in the same category.
The company’s founder Ocean Reeve said, “It has been such a challenging two years for everyone, and we are so grateful that we continue to aim higher, exceed expectations, produce quality publications for our authors and their readers, and continue to be recognised and awarded for what we do.
“Specifically winning business excellence means a lot to us as there were so many small businesses that had to close their doors, while others had to suffer and re-strategise just to keep their doors open.
“So, to be recognised in that field is one thing but to actually win it is amazing and I’m overwhelmed.
“On behalf of Jason (Smith), and the entire ORP team, thank you to Dee and the Roar Crew for the accolade, to the other finalists – tough competition – and to our amazing authors who without you, we would not even be in the position we are in.”
Ocean Reeve Publishing was also among the winners of the 2021 APAC Australian Enterprise Awards in April for offering exceptional support, attention to detail and consistently good results.
At that time, Reeve said the recognition by an international organisation was immensely exciting.
“The award positions us, not only as leaders in Australia who are offering new ways of publishing, but also in showing aspirational authors around the world that they can write the book that everyone has in them, and be supported through the entire publishing process to get their book onto bookshelves and into the hands of their target audience,” he said.
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