Frank is a past-president of the Florida Publishers Association, a former member of the board of directors of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), and a Commissioner in his home town. Prior to starting Ocean Publishing, Frank Gromling was the owner of an international services company.

Jean-Michel Cousteau and Frank

Frank is a frequent keynote, conference and seminar speaker on a variety of subjects, including, among others, book publishing, marketing, leadership, personal protection, and business organization. As a publisher, business executive, conservationist, adventurer and educator, Frank brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to all of his presentations, leaving audiences informed, excited and entertained.

Established in late 2002 by Frank Gromling, Ocean Publishing is an independent traditional press. That means they do things the old-fashioned way by making a financial investment in an author and a manuscript. They produce and promote each selected book at their own expense, with authors expected to assist by having their own web sites and blogs, and by engaging in presentations, signings, interviews, and such.

They are recognized as a national publishing house which has made its mark in the publishing world with quality books and a belief in giving back to the community and their industry. They are active in many local, state and national projects in conservation and publishing, as well as civic and religious programs to help humans and animals.


Why we Love Flagler Beach


Friendly people and businesses that make you feel welcome when you walk in the door help Flagler Beach to be the perfect spot to live, work, play and vacation.

What’s not to love? Ocean, beach, marine life, birds, surfing, swimming, fishing, diving, biking, and everything else we love to do. This is Nirvana for us. Sure, maybe the winters are a little cool (that’s when it gets under 70 degrees), but we deal with it and add a sweater.

Ocean Giants

If you want to know more about their art openings and new book releases, especially the outrageously fun parties they have, where the public is invited, go to their website and sign up for their e-news letter Making Waves and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

If you have a nonfiction manuscript you think would be worthy of their investment, email Frank at Ocean Publishing, where he is. . . . making waves with quality books.

Ocean Publishing

Ocean Publishing


. . . is located at
200 S. Oceanshore Blvd., across the street from the Flagler Beach Pier - a great setting for reading a good book on whales.

"We have a beautiful and fun retail store and art gallery on A1A right across from the Flagler Pier. Here we have our books for sale, along with colorful art by noted artist Rick Cannizzaro. If you like books and art about all that nature provides, you have to stop in to browse. Our art gallery has originals, framed prints, and unframed prints, all very reasonably priced. If you’re a visitor, and ask us nicely, we might even ship it home for free!

Ocean Publishing books are about nature, marine life, environment and conservation. Our newest project is a four-book series with noted ocean protector Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of Jacques Cousteau."

Ocean Publishing out door display

Part of the front of their store is the A1A Visitor Information Center, so stop in to get maps, dining guides, and all kinds of information about fishing, hiking, cycling, and a vast array of what to do in Flagler Beach and all along A1A, the coastal road through historic old Florida.


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