Monica Press is one of the premier publishers on the West Coast. Our
critically acclaimed books are sold in chain, independent, on-line,
and university bookstores around the world, and have been featured in
such esteemed retail outlets as Anthropologie, Art Institute of
Chicago, Books Are Fun, Discovery Stores, The Getty Museum, Home
Depot, Hot Topic, MOCALA, MOMA, National Gallery of Art, QVC,
Restoration Hardware, Tower Records, Urban Outfitters, Virgin
Megastores, the Whitney Museum, and many other supportive stores.
Santa Monica Press has sold hundreds of thousands of copies of our
eclectic titles to direct mail order companies throughout the
country. Our satisfied customers include: ABC Distributing, Bas Bleu,
DreamProducts, Dr. Leonard’s, Hanover House, Johnson-Smith
Company, LTD Commodities, Miles Kimball, Publishers Clearing House,
Quality Paperback Book Club, QVC, Rodale, Scholars Bookshelf,
Starcrest of California, Taylor Gifts, Wireless, and other fine
authors are recognized experts who are sought after by the media and
receive newspaper, magazine, radio, and television coverage both
nationally and internationally. Our books and authors have appeared
on such programs and in such publications as ABC
News, ABC-TV’s The
View, Associated Press, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Baltimore Sun, BBC’s The
World, The Bloomsbury Review, Booklist, BookPage, Bottom Line,
Chicago Tribune, Choice, CNN,
David Letterman, Entertainment Weekly, Film Comment, The Globe and
Mail, Good Morning America, Library Journal, Howard Stern Show,
London Times, Los Angeles magazine,
Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Times Magazine, Mancow’s Morning
Public Radio, Newsday,
New York Times, People, Playboy, Premiere, Publishers Weekly,
Reader’s Digest, San Francisco Chronicle, Sports Illustrated,
Time, The Today Show, Toronto Sun, USA Today, USA Weekend magazine,
Wall Street Journal, and
many other popular media outlets.
distinguished individuals as Kevin Brownlow, Ken Burns, Walter
Cummins, Clint Eastwood, Roger Ebert, Teddy Edwards, Glen David Gold,
Michael Gurian, Paul Krassner, Angela Lansbury, Robert Lindsey,
Sandra Tsing Loh, Leonard Maltin, Ray Manzarek, Peter Max, Bob
Mondello, Frank Morgan, Christiane Northrup, Catherine Opie, Rob
Reiner, Paul Reubens (Pee-Wee Herman), Aram Saroyan, Robert Scheer,
Sidney Sheldon, Horace Silver, Studs Terkel, Peter Travers, Kenneth
Turan, Michael Wallis, Jann Wenner, Marianne Williamson, and Colin
Wilson have also praised our books.
Santa Monica Press, we’re not afraid to cast a wide editorial
net. Our eclectic list of lively and modern non-fiction titles
includes books in such categories as popular culture, film history,
photography, humor, biography, travel, and reference. Remember to
look for the shell!
Santa Monica Press is distributed to the book trade in the U.S. and Canada through Independent Publishers Group (IPG). All book trade retailers and wholesalers may contact IPG at:
Independent Publishers Group
814 North Franklin Street
Chicago, IL 60610
312-337-5985 fax firstname.lastname@example.org www.ipgbook.com
Book trade retailers may also, of course, order from their preferred wholesaler.
Gift Trade, Special Sales, and Other Non-Book Trade Retailers and Wholesalers
Please contact Santa Monica Press at 1-800-784-9553. You can also e-mail us at email@example.com.
In the U.K., Europe, Africa and Asia, retailers and wholesalers may contact Turnaround at:
For all Subsidiary Rights inquiries, please contact Santa Monica Press at 1-800-784-9553. You can also e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Foreign Rights inquiries, please contact Susan Sewall at 781-259-0559. You can also e-mail her at email@example.com
Contacting Santa Monica Press
You can reach Santa Monica Press at:
Santa Monica Press
P.O. Box 850
Solana Beach, CA 92075
Tel. (858) 793-1890
Fax. (858) 777-0444 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to receive a copy of our catalog, please send a self-addressed 9x12 envelope with $1.39 postage to the above address. If you would like to send a letter or fax to one of our authors, or just want to say hello, please contact us at the above address or phone number!
Publisher Jeffrey Goldman, a second-generation Angeleno, received his bachelor’s degree in English (creative writing emphasis) from UCLA, where he had the good fortune to study with both future United States Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky and renowned Irish novelist Brian Moore. Goldman then entered the MFA playwriting program in the Theater Department. He went on—in his never-ending but ultimately failed quest to stay in school for the rest of his life—to complete the bulk of the PhD coursework in both the Theater and Folklore Departments at UCLA, but alas book publishing called and he was unable to finish either of the two doctorates.
While at UCLA, he was the arts and entertainment editor at the Daily Bruin, and worked in the publicity department at Columbia Records, where he created press material for the likes of The Psychedelic Furs, Culture Club, and Men at Work (it was the early ‘80s, after all!). During his professional journalism career, Goldman interviewed such landmark rock and roll bands as The Clash, X, and (his personal fave) the Minutemen and reviewed or wrote features on everyone from U2, R.E.M., and Huskür Dü to Prince, Bruce Springsteen, and Bob Dylan.
Goldman published feature stories and music and theater reviews in the Los Angeles Times, L.A. Weekly, New Musical Express (UK), Sounds (UK), and Studies in American Drama, among many others. He was the feature and theater editor for the Village View (which was subsequently sold to New TimesLos Angeles), where he published offbeat feature stories and covered the Los Angeles theater scene. His interviews with playwrights Edward Albee and August Wilson were syndicated nationally by the Los Angeles Times.
After gaining exposure to the book publishing industry by working as a researcher and editor for a best-selling novelist, as well as an editor and designer for an educational book publisher, Goldman began writing and creating his own small-format reference and how-to books, which he sold as premiums and promotional items to a variety of companies, from gas station chains to direct mail order catalog corporations. He eventually expanded several of these titles—including Letter Writing Made Easy! (over 200,000 copies sold), How to Win Lotteries, Sweepstakes, and Contests (over 100,000 copies sold), and How to Find Your Family Roots (over 50,000 copies sold)—and placed them into the book, gift, and catalog trade.
His varied background in literature, folklore, theater, arts and entertainment, and popular culture heavily influenced the types of books Goldman began to publish, and today Santa Monica Press is an internationally renowned small press, known around the world for its eclectic list of books.
Goldman lives in the San Diego area with his wife and two young children, and he is proud to say that even though he is firmly ensconced in middle age, he can still consistently hit an NBA three!