Genius Book Publishing has a unique opportunity before us. With all that is going on in the world regarding heinous crimes, serial killings, and mass murders, our experts can help put all this turmoil in context. Our true crime authors are able to help the viewers and readers understand these tragedies through their knowledge of psychological and behavioral analysis and law enforcement experience.
Our Editorial Philosophy
We are true crime enthusiasts and want to read amazing books on the subject. We are seeking true crime books that feature good storytelling as well as accurate and unique representations of the facts. We want more than sensationalism; we want the truth in all its awful beauty. And if that means our books don't have easy answers or convenient endings, that's just fine. Sometimes a story needs to be told that has no ending. Not every mystery gets wrapped up within the covers of a book. Life isn't convenient and simple, and neither are the books we publish.
Our Approach to Publishing
Our team of true crime professionals have created some of the best books in the genre. If you have a true crime title, expertise, and research to back it up, we want to consider your book. We partner with our authors for publicity and promotion, seeking media interviews, speaking opportunities, and other public outreach that will benefit the authors, the media, and the readers.
For the media, we bring the best minds in true crime to the readers and viewers with our ready made team of experts. We want to partner with bloggers, podcasters, independent magazines, and national news networks. Media professionals and readers can count on our authors to provide content and commentary to some of the most important cases of today and the most notorious cases of the past.
Our Executive Team
Steven W. Booth, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief
Steven is an author, artist, publisher, and entrepreneur. He has earned a BA in Economics/Business and a minor in History from the University of California at Santa Cruz, an MBA in Nonprofit Management from the University of Judaism in Los Angeles, California, and a Master's in Teaching from National University. The author of eight novels, he is also an avid oil painter, having created one or two paintings every week since late 2015. Steven lives in Los Angeles with his wife Leya and a revolving collection of cats.
Leya Booth, Chief Operating Officer and Submissions Editor
Leya is an avid fan and consumer of true crime. She has earned a BA in Psychology from the University of Judaism in Los Angeles, California, and a Master's in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University in San Jose, California. She has also earned credentials in general and special education and has worked as a school librarian, special education teacher, and school administrator since 2001. For eleven years, she owned and operated Genius Office Services, a transcribing and editing company. She likes reading children's and young adult fiction as well as true crime topics. Leya and Steven have been married since 2000.
A Brief History
Genius Book Publishing published its first book in September 2011. Since that time, we've published about 35 titles, about half of which are no longer under contract with us. In 2020, we expect to see accelerated and sustainable growth in our publishing operations. The future is ours! (And we're humble, too.)