About Us

About Us

Steven W. Booth, Publisher

I started Genius Book Publishing for many reasons, but the primary one is, I love books. I love the look and feel of them, I love the experience of reading them, I love talking about them. I love making stories up, and I love when people read my stories. Books, in my opinion, are good. (It doesn’t hurt that I was raised by a librarian, either).

Another reason that I created Genius Book Publishing is that I’m really good at making books. I have been doing print layout since 1989, and I have been building websites for over a decade (e-books, for those of you who don’t know, are mini-websites). When it comes to novels, I will put my e-books and print layouts up against any challenger, confident that my work will stand up to the best of the best.

I earned my BA in Economics at UC Santa Cruz because I always knew that one day I’d be working for myself. I earned my MBA in Nonprofit Management because I love working with people who are excited about what they do (and volunteers are almost always excited about their work—hence the nonprofit part). I earned my MA in Teaching because I had been teaching technology skills for years, and I felt I might as well be trained to do it. I still expect to become a teacher, but not now. It took me over 10 years to find a use for my MBA (specifically, Genius), and I expect it will be another decade before I go back to teaching. In the meantime, the only thing I want to do is build books.

I think you’ll like the books we build, too.

Leya S. Booth, Office Manager & Editor

Leya has earned a BA in Psychology from the University of Judaism in Los Angeles, a Masters of Library and Information Science from San Jose State University, and two teaching credentials in general and special education. Since 2004, she has owned and managed a successful editing and transcribing service, Genius Office Services, and has been a virtual special education teacher at California Virtual Academies since 2006. She has edited books for authors such as Harry Shannon, J.F. Gonzalez, Weston Ochse, Dave Zeltserman, Joel Goldman, Ed Gorman, and others. Leya is the genius behind Genius Publishing.

 

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