Garden City-based Square One Publishers has acquired Ocean Publishing, an independent press located in Flagler Beach, Fla. Founded in 2002 by Frank Gromling, Ocean’s main focus has been on producing full-color titles in the areas of aquatic sports, ocean conservation, environmental protection, and planetary sustainability.
Ocean Publishing’s best known product is the National Marine Sanctuaries series by noted ocean protector Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of famed inventor and oceanographer Jacques Cousteau.
Square One will retain the Ocean Publishing name as an imprint and will release the fourth edition in the Sanctuaries series in October. It also hopes to repackage one or two of the more successful Ocean titles over the next year.