Inspiring Words for a Thriving World

Based in Santa Barbara, California, Publishing by the Seas is a boutique literary publishing company that gives voice to people who make a difference. Publishing by the Seas is dedicated to inspiring authors and artists whose works contribute to a thriving world. Sharing rich multicultural roots, these authors provide works of discovery that educate, inspire and connect for physical, emotional and spiritual growth. Committed to a sustainable world, they impact the global conversation for what’s possible.

Catalog of Titles

Our catalog provides books that inspire, educate, enlighten and entertain in these primary categories: Fiction, Self-help, Inspirational, Children’s, Spanish, Educational, Animals, and Lifestyle. As a small independent publisher dedicated to producing works of the highest quality, we feature works from a very limited selection of authors each year, beginning our launch year with three to five titles.

Publishing By the Seas

  • Erika Römer, Director of Operations

    Erika keeps the process organized and efficient, and takes care of business in four languages.


  • Isaac Hernandez

    Offering services: Book Design and Photographer

    International correspondent and photojournalist (El Mundo), author, artist and photographer Isaac Hernandez has had his work published, exhibited and shown around the world for two decades. He teaches art, photography and video. His family business is a pioneer magazine publishing group in Spain.

  • Zelin Communications

    Jeanna Zelin, Publicist
    Offering services: Publicity, Public and Media Relations, Communications

    After fifteen years in corporate communications, marketing and public relations for companies such as American Express, Jeanna Zelin founded Zelin Communications to promote inspiring people who make a positive difference in the world. Her clients include renowned authors at major publishing houses such as Simon and Schuster, who have appeared on such media outlets as The Oprah Winfrey Show, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CBS Evening News, Travel + Leisure and Forbes.

  • Intrepid Realist Design

    Alicia St. Rose, Owner and Creative Director
    Offering services: WordPress web design and support

    With consummate WordPress talents bordering on obsession, Alicia is also a skilled artist whose super-realistic pastel paintings illustrate her mastery of color and design.