Sales of Oceanhouse Media’s digital apps took off with the publishing of titles in the Dr. Seuss series such as ‘Green Eggs and Ham.’

Sales of Oceanhouse Media’s digital apps took off with the publishing of titles in the Dr. Seuss series such as ‘Green Eggs and Ham.’

OCEANHOUSE MEDIA INC.

CEO: Michel Kripalani.

Financial information: Not disclosed.

No. of local employees: Six full time, 24 independent contractors.

Investors: None. Self-financed.

Headquarters: Encinitas.

Year founded: 2009.

What makes the company innovative: Successfully adapts classic book titles and content for mobile devices, and as a result, the business has become a key innovator in mobile digital publishing.

Key factors for success: Oceanhouse Media refreshes and livens up perennial best-selling titles for a new generation that is very digitally savvy — and very mobile.

You might say that entrepreneur Michel Kripalani is an overnight success — except that his success has taken 22 years to achieve...

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