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Ebook Publisher Warning: Ocean’s Mist Press

I received a warning regarding Ocean’s Mist Press and a question as to its current status. Apparently sometime in 2006, Ocean Mist announced that it would be closing its doors. Then in early 2007, it was announced that there would be new management. No books were released, although the submissions page gives instructions on submissions for 2007 and 2008 releases. There were no releases in 2007. A new book by Essence is up as a May 2008 release. (No links or names here as these posts are not intended to be publicity vehicles).

The complaints against Ocean’s Mist Press are as follows:

  1. They stopped communicating with their authors.
  2. They will not remove authors books as asked.
  3. They are selling books without paying author royalties.
  4. They have a laundry list of customer complaints.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Karen Scott
    May 05, 2008 @ 17:11:26

    I thought they were closed. The owner hasn’t paid any of the authors the monies owed to them yet.

  2. Jolie du Pre
    May 05, 2008 @ 20:34:19

    Thank you Dear Author for posting this information. Karen is absolutely correct. OMP is selling books and not paying authors. They have had no updates on their site for over a year, but now they have the audacity to announce a “new” book.

    My books are there against my will. I’m in conversation with my attorney.


  3. Perry E. Gary
    Jul 28, 2009 @ 04:08:46

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