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Ohmart developed his back list of more than 250 titles after launching BearManor Media in 2001 because of his own frustration with the publishing industry:
- I started this publishing company in 2001, as a writer. I learned how hard it was to tap into the mainstream market with what is essentially nostalgia fodder. So I published The Great Gildersleeve myself. Then I learned something important. I seemed to enjoy the publishing side more than the writing side, so, when I began to get offers to publish other people's work (Jane Kean was one of the first), I began doing what I love full time. It still doesn't seem like work. And I know now that that's the greatest life of all... From there, it just took off. I realized that I enjoy the publishing side more than the writing, so I encouraged others to write more about radio, voice actors and those wonderful supporting players that never really got their due. I mean, I'd rather see a first book on the Ritz Brothers than the 50th book on James Dean.
Ohmart's current biographies include Don Ameche (with a foreword by John Landis) and Disney composer Buddy Baker. Among the books published by Ohmart is the biography of Shirley Booth by film historian Jim Manago.