Oceanbooks Ltd is a registered New Zealand co-operative publishing company.
Oceanbooks shareholders are writers. We aim to connect readers with writers using the Internet.
Firstly, our stringent selection and editing process delivers you quality books. We want our readers to return for more.
Secondly, we are able to supply ebooks and hardcopy direct to you because the internet eliminates middlemen. You get high quality for a lower price. Even with our lower prices, our writers earn more per book than through the old distribution network.
Oceanbooks has a creator - customer win win scenario.
Our directors are:
John is Managing Director of Oceanbooks.
While gaining his O.E. in U.K. and Europe in the early seventies he became besotted with large scale arable farming and Mary, an English girl, not necessarily in that order. Returning to NZhe worked for large market gardeners and corporate farm managers responsible for the smooth running of a number of cropping and orcharding units around the North Island. In the mid-eighties he and Mary found in Oropi the place they were looking for and there they happily remain on their organic kiwifruit orchard. Besides the orchard John was a director in two private companies until 2005, one of which earned accolades as an exporter of manufactured goods.A developing interest in writing compelled John to gain a Diploma in Creative Writing from Whitireia (Wellington) Polytech in 2008. That year he was appointed Bay of Plenty correspondent for NZ Classic Car magazine which compels him to attend car shows and motoring events in the guise of ‘work.’ Concurrently he is editor of two regional fruitgrower’s association and one local car club newsletters. Any spare time is devoted to reading and writing as creatively as he knows how.
Suzanne is a Director and the Treasurer of Oceanbooks.
Teacher, psychologist and now writer, her working career spans more than forty years and includes a rich and diverse cluster of occupations. As well as writing fiction she is a gardener, genealogist and a lover of music. Suzanne lives a semi-rural lifestyle in the heart of kiwifruit country.