Melbourne, FL – July 9, 2013 — Did you ever wonder what one does after you have successfully launched and nurtured a nation-wide print fishing magazine that can be read from coast to coast and the Bahamas? Well, you continue what you love to do and migrate from the printed media to digital world of publishing. You create an opportunity for authors from all walks of life to have the opportunity to share their experiences across the worldwide web through the use of eBooks.
On June 24th of this year, Little Pond Publishing was borne. This eBook publishing company is the brainchild of Rodney and Karen Smith. This publishing powerhouse honed their skills over the past 15 years as they grew Coastal Angler Magazine (CAM) to what is today. Rodney and Karen published the first Coastal Angler Magazine in the spring of 1997 in Brevard County, Florida. Anglers can pick up free copies of Coastal Angler Magazine in bait and tackle stores, specialty fishing outfitters and sports retailers on the West Coast, Hawaii, Gulf Coast, Southeast, East Coast, Northeast, and the Great Lakes, as well as throughout the entire state of Florida and the Bahamas. CAM has a combined monthly circulation of over 500,000 copies. Coastal Angler/The Angler Magazine has emerged as the preferred resource for outdoor enthusiasts.
Today, Little Pond Publishing, Inc. is opened for business. The 15-year veterans of the publishing industry and business partners, Rodney and Karen Smith have a new venture—Little Pond Publishing where they moved forward from Coastal Angler Magazine, a print medium format, into the online digital world of eBooks publishing. According to Rodney Smith, “an eBook platform is a digital medium that will enable independent writers and visual storytellers an opportunity to be published, which was thought to be out of their reach.”
Rodney Smith Bio (Source – Little Pond Publishing Website):
Rodney is a native Floridian, author, publisher, and long-time conservationist. As an author of numerous articles and editorials, he has been published in local and national newsletters and magazines. His most recent books include, Catching Made Easy and Enjoying Life on the Indian River Lagoon Coast, which explores two subjects near and dear to his heart—conservation and fishing. Due out in August, the novel Road to Matapalo will be his first work of fiction, and will mark his evolution as an author as well as a publisher.
As a former founder of Coastal Anger Magazine, Rodney has witness many changes in the publishing industry. Along with his partner, Karen, they formed Coastal Angler Magazine in May of 1997, and with the help of a skilled team advanced a small visionary tabloid into a nationally franchised publication.
Today, their new adventure, Little Pond Publishing, Inc., utilizes their vast experience and knowledge in the publishing industry, and their dream is to contribute to the next generation of storytellers.
“ I long to instill a sense of connection and joy in people of all kinds through my writing, listening, and my new venture…Little Pond Publishing”.
Rodney knows there are many talented creative storytellers who will benefit from a small personal company that listens–a place to be a storyteller not a computer expert.
Karen I. Smith Bio (Source – Little Pond Publishing Website):
Karen I. Smith, President of Little Pond Publishing, began her early career as a design assistant in the production department. She produced mechanical design layouts for the yearbook of local elementary schools, newsletters for businesses and advertising materials for magazines. These formative years set her on a continually expanding journey into the publishing industry.
In 1997, along with her husband founded Coastal Angler Magazine. The publication grew from a regional fishing, boating and conservation magazine, to a franchise business that expanded nationwide, becoming one of the top distributed magazines in the country – with fifty franchisees and 500,000 magazines. As the Operations Manager, Karen oversaw and managed the entire production process.
In addition to operations manager, Karen was managing director of the graphics department assembling the corporate national sleeve and training each franchisee on the production of their local magazine edition. Her ability to guide, remain calm and attentive with a positive attitude made her an invaluable member and resource among the franchisees.
Today, Little Pond Publishing is a culmination of her dedication to the publishing industry and appreciation of talented storytellers.
“I remain resolute in transforming stories into the new digital format helping storytellers achieve their dreams”.
Little Pond Publishing offers a range of beneficial editorial and other publishing services such as: manuscript formatting, eBook formatting, print book formatting, editorial services, professional marketing services, and book cover art & design.
For more information, you can visit www.littlepondpublishing.com or email Rodney or Karen at http://littlepondpublishing.com/contact/ . You can contact Little Pond Publishing by mail at:
Rodney Smith or Karen I. Smith
Little Pond Publishing, Inc.
P.O. Box 372423
Satellite Beach, FL 32937
Office: (321) 750-3374 or (321) 750-1113
So, where does this leave you? If you are an independent writer and or are a budding storyteller, then Little Pond Publishing just may be your ticket to success.
Until next time, be safe in the sun and have a great day on the water.