Bob Gussin – Independent Publishers in Today’s World

Bob GussinOn Thursday, March 1st, 2007 at 8:00PM EDT we spoke with Bob Gussin, author and publisher at Oceanview Publishing.  As a member of the vanguard of independent presses, Bob addressed the challenges of being an independent publisher, advice for new publishers including some of the most commonly made mistakes, the reality of competing with big publishers, and how to leverage the use of media.

A native of Pittsburgh, Robert Gussin retired from Johnson & Johnson as Corporate Vice President of Science & Technology and Chief Scientific Officer in 2000.  He received a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan, and holds an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Duquesne University.

Gussin has authored a number of scientific publications and has contributed several chapters to academic textbooks.  He serves on a number of commercial and non-profit boards and advisory committees, including the NASA Aerospace Medicine and Occupational Health Advisory Committee, Duquesne University Board of Directors, as well as the Board of Directors of Catholic Health Services of Long Island, and the Board of Directors of Christus Health.
For more information about Robert Gussin, and his novel, Trash Talk, please visit

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